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Tyrell Fortune vs. Josue Lugo added to Bellator 201

Standout wrestler Tyrell Fortune has been added to this month’s Bellator 201 preliminary card.

Fortune (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) is slated to fight heavyweight Josue Lugo (8-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), officials announced (via Twitter):

Bellator 201 takes place June 29 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims on the Bellator app.

Fortune, a former NCAA Division II national wrestling champion, signed with Bellator in 206 and has since fought four times for the promotion. The 27-year-old has knockout wins over Cody Miskell and Will Johnson, and decision victories over Branko Busick and Joe Hernandez. Those four bouts came in a 14-month span.

He now meets his most experienced opponent yet in Lugo, a 36-year-old veteran of the California regional circuit. He most recently halted a two-fight skid with a TKO victory over Mike Cook in April 2017. It was his seventh stoppage in eight career wins.

The latest Bellator 201 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Paramount, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Alejandra Lara – for women’s flyweight title
  • Saad Awad vs. Ryan Couture
  • Valerie Letourneau vs. Kristina Williams
  • Juan Archuleta vs. Robbie Peralta

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Andy Murad vs. Ed Ruth
  • Keri Melendez vs. Tiani Valle
  • Tyrell Fortune vs. Josue Lugo
  • Kristi Lopez vs. Paola Ramirez
  • Jamal Pogues vs. Jordan Young
  • Joshua Jones vs. Jacob Rosales
  • David Conte vs. Jay Jay Wilson
  • Julio Aguilera vs. Ricky Furar

For more on Bellator 201, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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