Following the conclusion of the fight card, Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney was asked in the post fight press conference to explain what happened.
“We’d made disclosures to the commission of his age 20,” Rebney said. “We were cognizant of the rule. We got an alert just before we were going to start that a higher authority in the gaming commission was disallowing what was previously allowed. It was disappointing and unexpected.”
Bellator will now look to reschedule this fight in season eight, which will begin on January 17th. With most of their cards already filled up in the beginning of the season, Rebney said the earliest the fight will take place will be the sixth or seventh show of 2013.