Charlie Ward vs. Louis King Set For Bellator 200

Bellator MMA confirmed to SevereMMA on Thursday night that Ireland’s Charlie Ward will fight on the upcoming Bellator 200 event. The SBG man will take on Louis King in a preliminary bout of the May 25th event which takes place at the SSE Wembley Arena in London, England. The fight will be contested at middleweight.

King is 1-1 as a pro with his loss coming against highly touted prospect Fabian Edwards in December.

Ward meanwhile holds a 4-3 record having beaten Irish veteran John Redmond last year in his Bellator debut following a 2-fight stint in the UFC.

The bout will take place on the preliminary section of what’s looking like a stacked event.

Full line-up for Bellator 200:

Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-15)

Middleweight World Title Bout: Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs. Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)

Welterweight Main Card Bout: Michael Page (12-0) vs. David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC)

163-Pound Catchweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Chalmers (3-0) vs. Ash Griffiths (4-5)

Light Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Phil Davis (18-4) vs. Linton Vassell (18-6)

Preliminary Card:

Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Anastasia Yankova (5-0) vs. Kate Jackson (9-3-1)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (25-3) vs. Vladimir Filipovic (10-2)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Daniel Crawford (10-1) vs. Pedro Carvalho (6-3)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Scope (11-1) vs. Martyn Harris (4-4)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Shipman (11-1) vs. Carl Noon (7-2)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Jeremy Petley (12-8-1) vs. Saul Rogers (12-2)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Fryer (6-2) vs. Costello Van Steenis (9-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Charlie Leary (14-8-1) vs. Tom Green (12-2)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kent Kauppinen (10-3) vs. Walter Gahadza (16-3)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Jahreau Shephard (0-1) vs. Marcin Zywica (2-0)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Chad Griffiths (6-0) vs. Tom Mearns (6-0)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Amir Albazi (10-0) vs. Iurie Bejenari (6-2)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Charlie Ward (4-3) vs. Louis King (1-1)

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