A featherweight matchup between Robert
Whiteford and Saul Rogers
is set for Bellator London.
In addition to Whiteford vs. Rogers, five other contests were
confirmed for the preliminary card: Alfie Davis
vs. Tim Wilde at
lightweight; Aiden Lee vs.
Petley at featherweight; Luke
Trainer vs. Alex O’Toole at light heavyweight; Akonne
Wanliss vs. Charlie
Leary at lightweight and George
Tokkos vs. Andy
Manzolo at middleweight.
Bellator London takes place on May 16 at the SSE Arena and is
headlined by a bantamweight clash between James
Gallagher and Cal Ellenor. In the co-main even, Fabian
Edwards will square off against Costello
van Steenis at middleweight. The card will stream live in the
U.S. on Belllator’s YouTube page at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT.
A five-time UFC veteran, Scotland’s Whiteford is currently on a
four-bout winning streak. Most recently, “The Hammer” defeated
Sicilia via third-round knockout in his promotional debut at a
previous Bellator event in London on Nov. 23.
Rogers, meanwhile, last appeared at Bellator 228, where he fell to
Weichel via unanimous decision in the opening round of the
featherweight grand prix on Sept. 28. The 30-year-old Englishman
has won seven of his last nine fights dating back to 2013.