Bellator MMA today confirmed that Sunderland’s very own Ryan “Big Baby” Scope (10-2) will face American Derek “The Stallion” Campos (19-8) in the co-main event at Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde.
The event is the second in the Bellator 2019 European Fight Series and the announcement comes after a number of top British and Irish mixed martial arts prospects were added to the card last week including Saul “The Hangman” Rogers, Brian “The Pikeman” Moore and Dominique “The Black Panther” Wooding.
Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde will air live on free to air Channel 5 at 10 p.m. GMT on Saturday, May 4. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from TheTicketFactory.com and Bellator.com, as well as the Resorts World Arena box office.
Lightweight prospect Ryan Scope, who fights out of Sunderland, U.K. will be looking to claim his first win for the Bellator promotion. Scope will fight for the first time since suffering a narrow split-decision loss against perennial Bellator contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in his last outing in the main event at Bellator Newcastle: Pitbull vs. Scope.
Standing in Scope’s way is the experienced Derek Campos, who fights out of Lubbock, Texas. “The Stallion,” who signed for Bellator in 2012, will be looking to claim his 20th professional MMA victory when he takes on Scope, as he bids to end to his current two-fight losing streak. Campos, who has been a professional since 2009 making 14 appearances for the Bellator promotion, will make his first professional appearance outside the U.S.A when he enters the cage in Birmingham on May 4th.
With many more bouts set to be announced in the coming weeks, fans are advised to follow @BellatorMMA on Twitter for all the latest updates on Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde.
Updated Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde Card:
Lightweight Main Event: Brent Primus (8-1) vs. Tim Wilde (12-3)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Ryan Scope (10-2) vs. Derek Campos (19-8)
Featherweight bout: Saul Rogers (12-2) vs. Aiden Lee (7-3)
Bantamweight bout: Brian Moore (11-7) vs. Binh Son Le (5-2-1)
Heavyweight bout: Domingos Barros (6-0) vs. Rob Beech (4-2)
Light heavyweight bout: James Mulheron (11-3) vs. Lee Chadwick (24-14-1)
Welterweight bout: Jim Wallhead (30-11) vs. Giorgio Pietrini (16-4-1)
Featherweight bout: Dominique Wooding (5-2) vs. David Khalsa (2-3)
Welterweight bout: Craig Turner (7-0-1) vs. Ashley Reece (7-1)
*Card subject to change