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.