After being booked to return in Chicago, Dillon Danis has had his next fight moved to Bellator 222 in New York City this June.
Dillon Danis’ first fight back following his suspension stemming from the UFC 229 brawl has been pushed back. Originally booked for Bellator 221 in Chicago, the fight will now take place at the following event, at Madison Square Garden. Danis let the news slip on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. Subsequently, Bellator officials listed Danis among the fighters available at a press conference in New York City tomorrow, in advance of Bellator 222.
Bellator 222, which is the promotion’s second visit to the storied New York venue, also features Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight contest expected to headline the card.
Danis (1-0) is best known as a grappling ace, and jiu-jitsu coach for SBG Ireland’s Conor McGregor. He made his Bellator debut last year.
Following the same boisterous self-promotional style as his better known teammate, Danis has rubbed any number of fans the wrong way. However, he remains a legit threat on the ground heading into his 175lb catchweight bout with Max Humphrey.
Bellator 222 takes place June 14 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. In addition to Danis vs. Humphrey and Sonnen vs. Machida, Neiman Gracie will face the winner of Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch at the event. Heather Hardy is also expected to return.