Paul Daley Set to ‘Hash Things Out’ With Scott Coker

Paul Daley’s beef with Bellator may finally be cooling off. Daley hasn’t been shy in expressing his issues with the promotion in the past. “Semtex” has even hinted at retirement soon due to losing the fun he once had for mixed m…

Paul Daley’s beef with Bellator may finally be cooling off. Daley hasn’t been shy in expressing his issues with the promotion in the past. “Semtex” has even hinted at retirement soon due to losing the fun he once had for mixed martial arts. Daley believes Coker has a grudge against him for not signing up […]

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Gegard Mousasi Can Make History At Bellator 200

It was unfortunate to hear that Mirko Cro Cop pulled out of his main event matchup against Roy Nelson with just a few days to go until Friday night’s Bellator 200 event, which takes place at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. Cro Cop had …

It was unfortunate to hear that Mirko Cro Cop pulled out of his main event matchup against Roy Nelson with just a few days to go until Friday night’s Bellator 200 event, which takes place at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. Cro Cop had been on a nice roll fighting over in RIZIN […]

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Photo: Cro Cop Reveals Injury That Forced Him Off Bellator 200

Cro Cop showed fans why he couldn’t fight Roy Nelson this weekend…

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MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was forced out of his Bellator 200 rematch against Roy “Big Country” Nelson with an undisclosed injury just days before the fight.

”Cro Cop” posted a photo on Instagram of him after surgery for the knee injury while laying in a hospital bed, and it certainly looks like a legitimate reason to not fight this weekend:

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The PRIDE FC and UFC heavyweight was set to make his Bellator debut against “Big Country,” who had defeated him by TKO back in 2011. The kickboxer generally has good luck in rematches, having brutally avenged his shocking knockout loss to Gabriel Gonzaga by returning the favor.

The rematch with Nelson could have easily been an alternate bout for the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, but alas it was not meant to be.

Instead, Gegard Mousasi’s fight against middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will headline the card.

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Linton Vassell Says a Win Over Phil Davis Should Put Him in Title Contention

Linton Vassell believes he has a chance to get back in title contention. This Friday night (May 25), Vassell will go one-on-one with former Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis. The bout will be featured on the main card of Bellator 200. The …

Linton Vassell believes he has a chance to get back in title contention. This Friday night (May 25), Vassell will go one-on-one with former Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis. The bout will be featured on the main card of Bellator 200. The action takes place inside the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. Vassell […]

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Roy Nelson is Looking For a Fight at Bellator 200

Roy Nelson still wants to fight on Friday night at Bellator 200 in London. When news came in that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic had to withdraw due to injury a lot of fans were disappointed but his opponent seems even more so coming all the way from the Un…

Roy Nelson still wants to fight on Friday night at Bellator 200 in London. When news came in that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic had to withdraw due to injury a lot of fans were disappointed but his opponent seems even more so coming all the way from the United States to fight him does not […]

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Mirko Cro Cop Pulled From Bellator 200 Main Event

Bellator is currently looking for a replacement to fight Roy Nelson.

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MMA Legend Mirko Cro Cop has pulled out of the Bellator 200 main event.

Cro Cop was scheduled to fight Roy Nelson in an alternate bout for the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix at the upcoming event.

However, Gareth Davies of the Telegraph Sport is reporting that Cro Cop has pulled out of the fight with an undisclosed injury. It’s believed to be a leg injury.

This was supposed to mark the second time that they would fight each other as they fought back in the UFC in 2011 where Nelson won by TKO.

Cro Cop’s Bellator debut is now on hold as he is in the midst of an eight-fight win streak. During that run, he holds wins over “King Mo” Lawal, Gabriel Gonzaga and Satoshi Ishii.

Ryan Grab, Senior Director of Communications & Athlete Strategy at Bellator MMA, confirmed the news on Monday:

“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.”

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, if they do find a replacement for Cro Cop, this could give Nelson another shot at getting back into the tournament and possible shot at the vacant heavyweight title.

Bellator 200 is set to take place on Friday, May 25, 2018, from The SSE Arena, Wembley. 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.

The two fighters join a stacked card that already includes middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-1) defending his crown against Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2).

London’s own Michael “Venom” Page (12-0) takes on David “The Caveman” Rickels (19-4, 2 NC).  Also, former titleholder Phil Davis (18-4) takes on Linton Vassell (18-6) in a light heavyweight matchup.

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