Undefeated Tyrell Fortune late addition to finalized Bellator 216 lineup

One of the top heavyweight prospects in the sport will return to the cage on Saturday at Bellator 216.

In a late confirmation for the card, Tyrell Fortune (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) will meet Ryan Pokryfky (6-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a preliminary-card matchup. MMAjunkie confirmed the addition with a Bellator official.

Bellator 216 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Fortune vs. Pokryfky streams on MMAjunkie prior to the main card on DAZN.

Fortune, 28, is one of several fighters with a strong amateur wrestling background which Bellator signed before making a pro debut. Fortune has racked up five fights with the promotion since making his debut in November 2016, with his most recent fight being a second-round TKO of Giovanni Sarran at Bellator 201 in June.

Pokryfky, 31, will make his promotional debut at Bellator 216. He’s 1-3 in his past four fights but has faced notable competition such as UFC heavyweights Arjan Bhullar and Allen Crowder.

The completed Bellator 216 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Michael Page vs. Paul Daley
  • Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov
  • Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson
  • Yaroslav Amosov vs. Erick Silva
  • Colby Fletcher vs. Valerie Loureda

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alexandra Ballou vs. Sarah Payant
  • Pat Casey vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev
  • Kemran Lachinov vs. Kastriot Xhema
  • Demetrios Plaza vs. Andrews Rodriguez
  • Jesse Kosakowski vs. Rodolfo Neves Rocha
  • Tyrell Fortune vs. Ryan Pokryfky
  • Rodolpho Barcellos vs. Vinicius de Jesus

For more on Bellator 216, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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