Romero out of Bellator debut against Anthony Johnson

The eagerly awaited Bellator debuts of Yoel Romero and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has been dealt a massive blow this morning with news coming out from the Bellator camp that Romero did not clear his pre-fight medical testing.

Due to meet in the light heavyweight grand prix at Bellator 258 on Friday 7th May, Bellator Public Relations confirmed via Twitter that the fight will no longer be taking place. In an additional blow, MMA Fighting confirmed with Bellator and Romero’s management that The Soldier of God has also been forced to withdraw from the tournament all together.

Bellator 258: Archuleta vs. Pettis takes place on Friday 7th May at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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