Steve Mowry out of Bellator 277; Tyrell Fortune now meets Rakim Cleveland

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