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BAMMA Champion Mike Shipman Signs For Bellator And Debuts In May

BAMMA middleweight champion Mike Shipman has signed for Bellator MMA and will debut at Bellator 200.

Bellator continue to sweep up some of the biggest talents in UK MMA and the latest to sign on the dotted line is BAMMA middleweight champion, Mike Shipman.

Shipman (11-1) confirmed then news on his Facebook page this evening and stated that he’d signed a multi-fight with the organization. Shipman also revealed that he would debut at the upcoming Bellator 200 fight card on May 25 in London.

The London Shootfighters man has is riding an 11 fight win streak having been defeated on his debut in 2013. Since then, Shipman has been on a tear and has beaten the likes of Craig White, Marcin Protsko and Yannick Bahati on the way to capturing the BAMMA middleweight title last year at BAMMA 31. Shipman has competed twice already under the Bellator banner picking up wins over Dominic Clark and Protsko at two previous Bellator events held in London.

Shipman will now join teammate Michael “Venom” Page and fellow Englishmen Linton Vassell, Aaron Chalmers and Ryan Scope on the fight card. Bellator 200 is yet to officially have a main event announced, but the middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Carvalho and Roy Nelson vs Mirko Cro Cop are both in contention.

Bellator 200 Fight Card:

Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi
Mirko Filipovi? vs. Roy Nelson
Michael Page vs. David Rickels
Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell
Aaron Chalmers vs. Ashley Griffiths
Anastasia Yankova vs. Kate Jackson
Ryan Scope vs. Martyn Harris
Mike Shipman vs. TBA

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