Bellator star Dillon Danis has a new fight announced for January.
The 26-year old will be back in action at Bellator 238 on January 25 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, where he’ll take on Kegan Gennrich in a 175-pound catchweight.
Last month, reports circulated that Danis was targeted for a fight at Bellator 238. Today, Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed that he will be returning to face Kegan Gennrich in a catchweight bout.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 20, 2019
“On Jan. 25, 2020 at #Bellator238, @DillonDanis returns to main card action against Kegan Gennrich in a 175-pound contract weight bout.” – Scott Coker on Twitter.
Danis hasn’t fought since June. He has two professional fights on his MMA record but quickly rose to fame after he utilized his submission skillset to seal first round finishes in all of his fights. He has also gained notoriety as Conor McGregor’s teammate, and for Twitter spats against fighters such as Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.
Kegan Gennrich has amassed a 2-1 professional record and currently fights out of Wisconsin. His upcoming bout against Danis will be his first appearance in the Bellator cage.
In the Bellator 238 main event, Cris Cyborg will be making her first Bellator appearance since being released from her UFC contract. She will challenge the current Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd for the featherweight title. Darrion Caldwell will also face Hungarian fighter Adam Borics in a Featherweight Grand Prix showdown on the main card.
See the current Bellator 238 fight card below:
- Julia Budd vs Cris Cyborg
- Darrion Caldwell vs Ádám Borics
Dillon Danis vs Kegan Gennrich
- Sergio Pettis vs Alfred Khashakyan
- David Pacheco vs Craig Plaskett
- Brandon Bender vs Gabriel Green
- Jay Jay Wilson vs Mario Navarro
- Ricardo Seixas Filho vs Dominic Clark
- Khonry Gracie vs Hector Saldaña
- Tyler Beneke vs Jarett Conner
- Aaron Pico vs Daniel Carey
- AJ Agazarm vs Adel Altamimi
- Curtis Millender vs Moses Murrietta
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 12/20/2019.