Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Tyrell Fortune will square off against Josue Lugo at Bellator 201.
Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotion official on Wednesday following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Bellator 201 takes place at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., on June 29 and is headlined by a women’s flyweight title tilt between Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Alejandra Lara. The main card airs on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Fortune vs. Lugo is set for the preliminary bill, which streams on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App.
Fortune, 27, is 4-0 under the Bellator banner thus far. The Arizona Combat Sports product last appeared at Bellator 193, where he took a unanimous decision victory over Joe Hernandez on Jan. 26. Fortune was a junior college and Division II national champion in wrestling.
The 36-year-old Lugo is Fortune’s most experienced foe to date with an 8-3 career mark. The Salinas, Calif., native last competed in April 2017, when he earned a first-round stoppage win over Mike Cook at Dragon House 25. Lugo has finished all but one of his victories inside the distance.