Sunday, December 5, 2021

Roy Nelson Officially Pulled From Bellator 200 Card

Hard-hitting heavyweight star Roy Nelson is officially off the Bellator 200 card.

Nelson was slated to fight Mirko Cro Cop in an alternate bout for the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix at the upcoming Bellator 200 event. However, the MMA Legend suffered a knee injury and had to be pulled from the card.

There was some hope that the promotion could find a replacement opponent to fight Nelson at this event but that will not be the case.

Nelson made his Bellator debut at Bellator 183 in September with a hard-fought victory over Javy Ayala.

He then suffered a decision loss to Matt Mitrione in his quarter-final bout. Thus, this could give Nelson another shot at getting back into the tournament and possible shot at the vacant heavyweight title.

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told members of the media on Wednesday Nelson will be compensated for the lost fight but an exact amount wasn’t disclosed. Coker added that the heavyweight star would be rebooked as quickly as possible for another card.

Bellator 200 is set to take place on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England

The preliminary card will air online at 7:00 pm EST while the main card will air on Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST.

Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Gegard Mousasi in a middleweight title bout will headline this event while Michael Page vs. David Rickels in a welterweight bout will serve as the co-main event.

Rounding out the five bout main card is Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell in a light heavyweight bout,  Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths in a catchweight bout, and Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson in a female flyweight bout. Here is the final card for this event:

MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Middleweight Championship: Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Gegard Mousasi

Welterweight: Michael Page vs. David Rickels

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell

Catchweight: Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths

Female Flyweight: Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson


Middleweight: Mike Shipman vs. Carl Noon

Featherweight: Chad Griffiths vs. Tom Mearns

Lightweight: Ryan Scope vs. Martyn Harris

Middleweight: Charlie Ward vs. Louis King

Featherweight: Saul Rogers vs. Jeremy Petley

Featherweight: Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Crawford

Middleweight: Anatoly Tokov vs. Vladimir Filipovic

Middleweight: Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van Steenis

Lightweight: Charlie Leary vs. Tom Green

Welterweight: Kent Kauppinen vs. Walter Gahadza

Welterweight: Jahreau Shephard vs. Marcin Zywica

Flyweight: Amir Albazi vs. Iurie Bejenari

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