Bellator 200 promised to be a historic night filled with action, all starting with the preliminary card — streaming right here!
Bellator 200 took place Friday night at the SSE Arena in London, England. The landmark event for the Viacom-owned MMA promotion didn’t exactly go off without a hitch, given it lost its originally scheduled main event between Mirko Cro-Cop and Roy Nelson just days before the card went down. However, despite Cro-Cop falling to injury and Nelson being off the card as a result, thanks to a deep line-up, the card still held plenty of appeal. That carried over right into the prelims — and you can watch the Bellator 200 preliminary card live stream right here on Cageside Press!
Later in the evening, in the main event, Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho faced the biggest test of his career, putting his title on the line against Gegard Mousasi. In the co-main event, Michel ‘Venom’ Page would face a real test against David ‘Caveman’ Rickels.
First up, however, came the prelims. Among them, the return of Conor McGregor’s teammate Charlie Ward. Ward was the fighter in the cage when McGregor jumped in during Bellator 187, shoving ref Marc Goddard in the process. Despite the incident, CEO Scott Coker said this week that the UFC star is welcome to return, and McGregor was in fact on hand to support Ward at the event.
Check back to catch the Bellator 200 live stream of the preliminary card starting at 7PM EST!
Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi – Live Tonight 9/8c, on Paramount Network
Bellator 200 Preliminary Results:
Anatoly Tokov def. Vladimir Filipovic by technical submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 0:56
Pedro Carvalho def. Daniel Crawford by split decision
Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon by TKO, Round 1, 0:10
Charlie Ward def. Martin Hudson by TKO, Round 1, 2:23
Costello Van Steenis def. Kevin Fryer by TKO (punches), Round 1, 1:20
Charlie Leary def. Tom Green by TKO, Round 2, 4:58
Walter Gahadza def. Kent Kauppinen by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:04
Jahreau Shephard def. Marcin Zywica by TKO (doctor stoppage), Round 1, 5:00
Mike Ekundayo def. Tom Mearns by submission (arm injury), Round 2, 1:02
Amir Albazi def. Iurie Bejenari by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:21