James Gallagher is in need of an opponent for next week's Bellator 228 headliner in Dublin, sources say. His original opponent Cal Ellenor is out due to injury. Bellator is currently working on finding a replacement.
USADA has suspended Sarah Frota for two years following a positive drug test for the steroid stanozolol. The test stemmed from an in-competition sample collection at UFC 240 in July. Gillian Robertson beat Frota by TKO on that card. Frota, 32, lost her two UFC fights after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series Brazil in 2018. The two-year suspension is retroactive to July 27. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission has followed suit with a concurrent two-year ban.
UFC veteran Erik "Goyito" Perez has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz on Instagram. Perez, a bantamweight, is on a four-fight winning streak, including victories in his last three UFC fights. He most recently fought for Combate Americas in 2018. Perez went 7-2 in the UFC.