Mirko Cro Cop has been forced to withdraw from his main event bout against Roy Nelson at Bellator 200 in London this Friday. The Middleweight Title fight between the current champion Rafael Carvalho and Gegard Mousasi will now serve as the new main event with Michael ‘Venom’ Page vs David Rickels bumped up to the co-main event.
The news was first reported by Gareth A Davies, who states Cro Cop suffered a leg injury and a replacement is currently being sought by the promotion.
Ryan Grab, Senior Director of Communications & Athlete Strategy at Bellator MMA, gave the following statement to Telegraph Sport,
“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.”
Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.