Aaron Jeffery gets a large alternative when he meets a up to date name challenger.
Anthony Adams has been compelled out and Jeffery (12-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will step in on brief understand to stand Austin Vanderford (11-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) at Bellator 284, which takes position Aug. 12 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The major card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Jeffery showed the inside track on social media after an preliminary document from ESPN.
Jeffery fell brief on two stints on Dana White’s Contender Series, dropping to Brendan Allen in 2019 and Caio Borralho in September 2021. The former CFFC middleweight champion made a a success Bellator debut in June when he scored a second-round TKO of Fabio Aguiar.
Vanderford will glance to rebound from his first occupation loss. After defeating Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259, Vanderford were given a name shot in opposition to middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 275 in February, however used to be stopped in simply 85 seconds.
With the alternate, the Bellator 284 lineup now comprises:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
- Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve Mowry
- Bruna Ellen vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane
- Aaron Jeffery vs. Austin Vanderford
- Gokhan Saricam vs. Said Sowma
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6 p.m. ET)
- Marcos Breno vs. Josh Hill
- DeAnna Bennett vs. Justine Kish
- Sarvadzhon Khamidov vs. Jared Scoggins
- Pat Downey vs. Jeff Souder
- Mark Currier vs. Bailey Schoenfelder
- Mitchell McKee vs. Tony Ortega
- Jordan Newman vs. Lance Wright
- Sullivan Cauley vs. Tyson Jeffries