BAMMA has granted Aaron Chalmers the opportunity to compete at Bellator 200 later this year.
In a release, the promotion confirmed that Chalmers will be allowed to fight on the main card of Bellator 200 from the SSE Arena in Wembley, London on May 25. Following the bout, Chalmers will return to BAMMA.
Chalmers is coming off a 43-second knockout finish of Karl Donaldson at BAMMA 33. He also stopped Alex Thompson in 30 seconds and finished Greg Jenkins in the first round.
“It’s true! I’m fighting on the Bellator main card on May 25th,” Chalmers posted on Twitter. “It’s still actually crazy! 12 months ago I announced my first fight. Now I’m fighting for Bellator.”
It’s true!!!! Im fighting on the @BellatorMMA main card on May 25th
It’s still actually crazy!!! 12 months ago I announced my first fight
Now I’m fighting for Bellator ???
— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) March 14, 2018
Prior to competing in BAMMA, Chalmers was a reality star in the United Kingdom. He’ll be taking on Ash Griffiths in his fourth career bout. Griffiths is 4-5 as a pro and 5-1 as an amateur.
Below is the complete statement from BAMMA:
One of BAMMA’s most exciting and controversial stars is set to make headlines once more as he competes on the main card of Bellator’s landmark ‘Bellator 200’ show, taking place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on May 25th.
BAMMA, the UK’s premier MMA promotion, has given Aaron ‘The Joker’ Chalmers a conditional one fight release to appear on their promotional partner’s momentous event.
BAMMA will return to Dublin once more on Saturday May 12th for the hotly anticipated BAMMA 35. For more information BAMMA.com.
Here is the current Bellator 200 card, which features Gegard Mousasi challenging Rafael Carvalho for the middleweight title:
Bellator Middleweight Championship
Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Gegard Mousasi
Heavyweight: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson
Welterweight: Michael Page vs. David Rickels
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell
Catchweight: Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths