There has been a change to the main card for Bellator’s upcoming European Series event.
Pedro Carvalho will replace the injured Ryan Scope and face Derek Campos in a featured lightweight bout at Bellator Birmingham on May 4. Sherdog.com confirmed the change with a promotion official following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.
Bellator Birmingham takes place at Resorts World Arena in England and is headlined by a clash between former 155-pound champion Brent Primus and Tim Wilde. The card will stream on DAZN.
A 23-year-old native of Portugal, Carvalho has kicked off his promotional tenure with triumphs over Daniel Crawford at Bellator 200 and Luca Vitali at Bellator 211. The SBG Ireland representative owns a 9-3 career mark, with six of those triumphs coming inside the distance.
After authoring a four-bout winning streak under the banner from 2016 to 2017, Campos has dropped back-to-back fights at the hands of Patricky Freire and Sam Sicilia.