Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi takes place tomorrow at The SSE Arena in London. The event will be broadcast on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT.
Additionally, fans in the U.K. can view Bellator 200 live beginning at 9 p.m. BST on 5Spike. Prior to the 5Spike broadcast, Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell and Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson can been seen live on Bellator’s YouTube channel, exclusively for U.K-based viewers.
Bellator 200 Official Weigh-In Results:
Middleweight World Title Bout: Rafael Carvalho (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (185)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Michael Page (170.4) vs. David Rickels (170.5)
163-Pound Catchweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Chalmers (162.5) vs. Ash Griffiths (164.5)*
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Mike Shipman (185.5) vs. Carl Noon (184.5)
Women’s Flyweight Main Card Bout: Anastasia Yankova (125) vs. Kate Jackson (124.5)
Light Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Phil Davis (206) vs. Linton Vassell (205)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (185.5) vs. Vladimir Filipovic (185.5)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Daniel Crawford (145.8) vs. Pedro Carvalho (145.8)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Charlie Ward (184.5) vs. Martin Hudson (185.5)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Fryer (185) vs. Costello Van Steenis (186)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Charlie Leary (156) vs. Tom Green (155.5)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kent Kauppinen (169) vs. Walter Gahadza (170.5)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Jahreau Shephard (171) vs. Marcin Zywica (170)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Ekundayo (145.5) vs. Tom Mearns (145.5)
Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Amir Albazi (125.5) vs. Iurie Bejenari (125.5)
RAFAEL CARVALHO DEFENDS MIDDLEWIGHT TITLE AGAINST GEGARD MOUSASI IN NEW HEADLINER, WHILE ‘MVP’ TAKES ON DAVID RICKELS IN CO-MAIN
Mirko Cro Cop Out Of Bellator 200 Due To Injury
LOS ANGELES – Due to injury, Mirko Cro Cop can no longer compete in his highly anticipated Bellator debut at Bellator 200 against Roy Nelson. As a result, the Bellator 200 main event now sees reigning middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho (15-1) defend his title against top contender Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2) in a five-round affair, while the co-main event features undefeated British striker Michael “Venom” Page (12-0), better known as “MVP,” against David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC) at welterweight. Bellator 200 takes place Friday, May 25 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London and will air on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
The main card also includes former titleholder Phil Davis (18-4) taking on Linton Vassell (18-6) in a light heavyweight matchup and reality star turned MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers (3-0) making his promotional debut against fellow Brit Ash Griffiths (4-5). The remainder of the main card will be announced later this week.
Prior to the main card on Paramount Network, Bellator 200 will also feature plenty of exciting preliminary matchups showcasing many of the U.K.’s top young talent. The undefeated Anastasia Yankova (5-0) returns against the always-tough Kate Jackson (9-3-1), while a trio of former BAMMA champions are in action when former middleweight champion Mike Shipman (11-1) fights Carl Noon (7-2), former BAMMA featherweight kingpin Daniel Crawford (10-1) challenges Pedro Carvalho (6-3) and former BAMMA lightweight titlist Ryan Scope (11-1) faces Martyn Harris (4-4). Fans will see Bellator veteran Anatoly Tokov (25-3) clash with Vladimir Filipovic (10-2), SBG Ireland-product Charlie Ward (4-3) in action against Louis King (1-1) and Mousasi-trained prospect Costello van Steenis (9-1) meeting Kevin Fryer (6-2).
Tickets for the event are on sale now at The SSE Arena, Wembley box office (0844 815 0815), Ticketmaster.com, ssearena.co.uk and axs.com. Bellator 200 will be broadcast on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT.
*Card subject to change.