Bellator’s return to England early next month has seen a change on the main card.
Ryan Scope (11-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) is out of his lightweight fight against Derek Campos (19-8 MMA, 8-6 BMMA) at Bellator Europe 2. Stepping up for him on short notice is Pedro Carvalho (9-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA). A Bellator official today confirmed the change with MMA Junkie following an initial report from MMAFighting.com
Bellator Europe 2 takes place May 4 at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England. The card streams on DAZN.
Carvalho comes into the fight riding a four-bout winning streak, including back-to-back wins under the Bellator banner. At Bellator 200 in May 2000, he took a split call from Daniel Crawford. And at Bellator 211 this past December in Italy, he finished Luca Vitali in just 43 seconds with a guillotine choke.
Campos will be trying to rebound from back-to-back losses. After a four-fight winning streak, he dropped both his fights in 2018. He lost to Patricky Freire with a first-round TKO at Bellator 194. And at Bellator 212, he dropped a split decision to Sam Sicilia.
Scope lost his promotional debut in February with a split-decision loss to Freire at Bellator’s European series event in Newcastle, England. He has dropped two of his past three after starting his pro career 10-0.
The Bellator Europe 2 lineup now includes:
Brent Primus vs. Tim Wilde
Derek Campos vs. Pedro Carvalho
Fabian Edwards vs. Falco Neto
Raymond Daniels vs. Jon Durrant
Aiden Lee vs. Saul Rogers
Brian Moore vs. Binh Son Le
Domingos Barros vs. Rob Beech
Lee Chadwick vs. James Mulheron
Giorgio Pietrini vs. Jim Wallhead
David Khalsa vs. Dominique Wooding
Ashley Reece vs. Craig Turner
Kane Mousah vs. Mateusz Piskorz
Corey Beldon vs. Akonne Wanliss
Daniel Cassell vs. John Nicholls
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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