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Bellator 200: Mirko Cro Cop to debut against Roy Nelson

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Bellator MMA announced on Mar. 5 that Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1NC) and TUF winner Roy Nelson (23-15-0) have been added to London’s Bellator 200 in May.

Cro Cop, 43, has been on a resurgence since losing to Alexey Oliynyk in 2013. He has rattled off eight international victories, all finishes, including winning the RIZIN World Grand Prix in 2017.

Nelson, 41, has struggled since debuting for Bellator in September 2017, going 1-1-0 with the company. He has split his last six fights going back to his days in the UFC.

Bellator 200 is scheduled for May 25 at the SSE Arena, Wembley, in London, England.

Other bouts include:

Rafael Carvalho (15-1-0) vs. Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)

Linton Vassell (18-6-0) vs. Phil Davis (18-4-0)

Michael Page (12-0-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4-0, 2NC)

Other bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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