Mirko Cro Cop injured and out of Bellator 200; Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi new main event

Bellator 200 will take place on Friday May 25, 2018 at The SSE Arena in London. The main card will air on same-day delay on Paramount while the live prelims on the Bellator app.

It has been reported today (Mon. May 21, 2018) that Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) did suffer an injury and has been forced out of his fight against Roy Nelson (23-15 MMA, 1-1 BMMA). This was first reported by telegraph.co.uk.

According to Grab, the new main event will be the fight between middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-1 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) and Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). Michael Page (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) and David Rickels (19-4 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) are now the co-main-event fight.

Ryan Grab who is the Senior Director of Communications & Athlete Strategy at Bellator MMA did confirm the news to Telegraph Sport:

“Mirko Cro Cop has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been forced off the card, and 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,” Grab told the outlet.

The winner of Cro Cop vs. Nelson was expected to be an alternate in the organization’s current heavyweight grand prix. Stay tuned as we will have more on this here at FightBookMMA.com

Bellator 200 Fight Card (so far):


(Paramount (tape delay), 9 p.m. ET)

For the middleweight title: Champ Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi

Michael Page vs. David Rickels

Roy Nelson vs. TBA

Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell

Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths


(Bellator app, 12:30 p.m. ET)

Kate Jackson vs. Anastasia Yankova

Vladimir Filipovic vs. Anatoly Tokov

Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Crawford

Martyn Harris vs. Ryan Scope

Carl Noon vs. Mike Shipman

Louis King vs. Charlie Ward

Jeremy Petley vs. Saul Rogers

Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van Steenis

Tom Green vs. Charlie Leary

Walter Gahadza vs. Kent Kauppinen

Jahreau Shepherd vs. Marcin Zywica

Chad Griffiths vs. Tom Mearns

Amir Albazi vs. Iurie Bejenari

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