Neither Johnson nor Edwards will receive a replacement opponent,
and as a result, both fights have been scrapped. Sherdog.com
confirmed the cancellations with a promotion official following an
initial report from
Johnson and Taylor will reportedly be compensated without fighting,
though specific financial terms are unknown.
Bellator 243 will proceed with 10 bouts at the Mohegan Sun Arena in
Uncasville, Conn., on Friday night. The card is headlined by a
lightweight rematch between Michael
Chandler and Benson
Henderson. The main card airs on Paramount Network and Dazn at
10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, while the prelims stream on Bellator’s
YouTube channel at 6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT.