Late notice opponent? It is no big deal for Cody Law.
Law (5-0) returns to the Bellator cage this weekend for the sixth time. He was initially scheduled to face Johnny Soto at Bellator 276; however, with a little over a week to go until the fight, Soto pulled out. Law found out that he had lost his opponent, and got word of a new one, while at the mall.
“Last night [I found out], I got a text while I was at the mall with my mom. Of course, my stomach dropped because I got a text from my manager, ‘he’s out,’ and I knew right away that I was losing the opponent, and I was just worried I wasn’t going to get to fight,” Law told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview, shortly after the opponent switch. “Even for them to reschedule it a month later, I don’t want to do that; I’m ready today. I want to fight. He texted me right back and told me they got me a new guy, and I called him and said, whoever it is, let’s do it. Thank God.”
For Law, it was just the next man up. As long as he is fighting, it doesn’t matter who.
Law faces James Adcock (7-4), who makes his Bellator debut in the bout. He didn’t do much research on him, but he is happy that Adcock is a southpaw.
“I’m just happy he’s fighting. He’s a southpaw, so that will be a different look. I’ve only fought one southpaw, and that was my worst performance, so I get to redeem myself a little in this one as well,” Law said.
The undefeated fighter plans on finishing his opponent in the first round, something he has done three other times.
“I think round one finish. You’ll see how once it happens on Saturday.”
Watch the rest of our interview with Cody Law above. Law fights Adcock on the Bellator 276 prelims available on YouTube, and right here on Cageside Press. The card takes place this Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Family Arena in St. Louis, MO.