Monday, May 21, 2018

The extremely well connected and reliable Gareth A Davies reports for The Telegraph that Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic is out of his Bellator 200 main event vs. Roy Nelson, due to a leg injury. The winner was to have earned an alternate spot in the 2018 Bellator World Heavyweight Grand Prix.

“Mirko Cro Cop has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been forced off the card,” said Senior Director of Communications & Athlete Strategy Ryan Grab. “We are looking at replacements, though for the time being Carvalho-Mousasi has been moved to the main event and British standout Michael ‘Venom’ Page against American David Rickels has been elevated up to the co-main event fight.”

The event is diminished but remains exciting, with Linton Vassell vs. Phil Davis and Michael Page vs. David Rickels each having title shot implications.

Main Card (Paramount at 9 p.m. ET with tape delay)
Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Gegard Mousasi
Michael Page vs. David Rickels
Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell
Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths
Prelim Card (Bellator app, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson
Anatoly Tokov vs. Vladimir Filipovic
Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Crawford
Ryan Scope vs. Martyn Harris
Mike Shipman vs. Carl Noon
Charlie Ward vs. Louis King
Saul Rogers vs. Jeremy Petley
Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van Steenis
Charlie Leary vs. Tom Green
Kent Kauppinen vs. Walter Gahadza
Jahreau Shephard vs. Marcin Zywica
Mike Ekundayo vs. Tom Mearns
Amir Albazi vs. Iurie Bejenari