One of two heavyweight fights on Bellator 277 has been tweaked.
Tyrell Fortune now meets Rakim Cleveland on the April 12 card at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., rather than originally scheduled opponent Steve Mowry, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons, a promotion official informed MMA Junkie on Wednesday.
A well traveled professional fighter, Cleveland (22-14-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) made his promotional debut against Mowry at Bellator 271 in November. Mowry defeated Cleveland via first-round submission. The defeat snapped a three-fight winning streak for Cleveland.
Fortune (11-2 MMA, 11-2 BMMA) looks to get back into the win column after a November split decision loss to Linton Vassell. The defeat snapped a three-fight winning streak.
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With the change, the Bellator 277 lineup includes:
Champion A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Freire – for featherweight title
Champion Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson – for light heavyweight title, grand prix final
Jeremy Kennedy vs. Aaron Pico
Rakim Cleveland vs. Tyrell Fortune
Tim Johnson vs. Linton Vassell
Kyle Crutchmer vs. Michael Lombardo
Shane Keefe vs. Tyson Miller
Gaston Bolanos vs. Cass Bell
Alan Benson vs. Theo Haig
Edwin De Los Santos vs. Alberto Mendez
Calob Ramirez vs. Bobby Seronio III
Socrates Hernandez vs. Rogelio Luna