It didn’t take long for Bellator to find former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary his next opponent.
Linton, a fellow Englishman, is riding a two-fight win streak, his latest coming against Francis Carmont in November. Overall “The Swarm” Vassell has won three of his last four, with a victory over Emanuel Newton also in his resume.
Bellator 173 will take place at the SSE Arena in London, England, and will feature a headlining bout between welterweights Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley. Also announced for the card is a bout between Derek Anderson and British phenom, Michael Page.