Robert Whiteford vs. Saul Rogers, Five Other Prelims Added to Bellator London Lineup

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 10, 2020

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. Jeremy 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 Sam 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 Daniel 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.

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