According to a report out of the United Kingdom by The Telegraph, Mirko Cro Cop has suffered an injury and will not headline Friday’s Bellator 200 card vs. Roy Nelson.

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The report cited Bellator executive Ryan Grab, adding that a middleweight contest between champion Rafael Carvalho and Gegard Mousasi will now main event. The main card airs via tape delay on Paramount Network that night.

“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,” Grab told the outlet.

Cro Cop and Nelson were expected to serve as an alternate bout in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Officials are working on securing a replacement to keep Nelson on the card.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Middleweight Championship
Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Gegard Mousasi

Welterweight: Michael Page vs. David Rickels

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. TBA

Catchweight: Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell


Middleweight: Mike Shipman vs. Carl Noon

Female Flyweight: Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson

Featherweight: Chad Griffiths vs. Tom Mearns

Lightweight: Ryan Scope vs. Martyn Harris

Middleweight: Charlie Ward vs. Louis King

Featherweight: Saul Rogers vs. Jeremy Petley

Featherweight: Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Crawford

Middleweight: Anatoly Tokov vs. Vladimir Filipovic

Middleweight: Kevin Fryer vs. Costello Van Steenis

Lightweight: Charlie Leary vs. Tom Green

Welterweight: Kent Kauppinen vs. Walter Gahadza

Welterweight: Jahreau Shephard vs. Marcin Zywica

Flyweight: Amir Albazi vs. Iurie Bejenari