UPDATED on May 21, 2018, after Bellator officials confirmed Mirko Cro Cop’s injury with MMAjunkie.)
So much for Bellator 200’s main event.
Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has reportedly suffered an injury and has been forced out of a planned headliner and rematch with fellow heavyweight Roy Nelson (23-15 MMA, 1-1 BMMA).
Bellator officials today confirmed the change with MMAjunkie. The scratch was first reported by telegraph.co.uk, which cited Bellator executive Ryan Grab.
Bellator 200 takes place Friday at The SSE Arena in London, and the main card airs via same-day delay on Paramount following live prelims on the Bellator app.
According to Grab, a fight between middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-1 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) and challenger Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) has currently been elevated to the main-event slot while a replacement is sought to fight Nelson. Welterweights Michael Page (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) and David Rickels (19-4 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) have moved up to the co-main-event slot.https://mmajunkie.com/2018/05/mirko-cro ... -headliner