Cro Cop vs. Nelson Added To Bellator 200
Even though he’s been eliminated from the Heavyweight Grand-Prix, Roy Nelson has a big fight awaiting him, as he will face legendary PRIDE champion, Mirko Cro Cop on May 25th at Bellator 200!
Cro Cop, who has recently fought for RIZIN in Japan, is on an eight fight win streak, and is known for his devastating leg kicks will be making his debut inside the Bellator cage when he faces the popular heavyweight in London.
The two faced off once before at UFC 137 in 2011, where Big Country walked away with a TKO victory in the third round.
Nelson, coming off a loss to Matt Mitrione, is looking to bounce back in his third fight inside the Bellator cage.
If you’re unfamiliar with Cro Cop, here is a primer from the Joe Rogan Podcast as Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten discuss his career in PRIDE.
Updated Bellator 200 Fight Card:
Middleweight World Title Bout: Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs. Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-15)
Light Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Phil Davis (18-4) vs. Linton Vassell (18-6)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Michael Page (12-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC)