Goiti Yamauchi | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

One of the more intriguing bouts on the slate for Bellator’s return to action this Saturday has been scratched.

Promotional officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday that the welterweight matchup between Derek Anderson and Goiti Yamauchi will no longer take place at Bellator 276 following an initial report from The UG.

The reason for the removal is unknown at this time.

Anderson was set to fight for the first time since suffering a nasty broken nose after a doctors stoppage TKO loss to Michael Page at Bellator 258 last May. Yamauchi most recently fought in July, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Chris Gonzalez at Bellator 263.

Bellator 276 takes place at The Family Arena in St. Louis and, as of now, will move forward with 12 bouts with the main card airing on Showtime following the prelims that will stream on MMA Fighting.

In the main event, Adam Borics takes on Mads Burnell in a five-round featherweight matchup that is being billed as a title eliminator.


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