Heavyweights are headed to South Florida where they’ll collide at Bellator 271 this fall.

Contenders Tyrell Fortune and Linton Vassell are set to meet on the Nov. 12 event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., just north of Miami, a Bellator official Thursday informed MMA Junkie.

The heavyweight scrap is the second known fight for the promotion’s debut in the Miami area, joining a headlining title fight between women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and challenger Sinead Kavanagh.

Fortune (11-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) was scheduled to fight Oct. 23 vs. Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 269. However, he was replaced by Said Sowma for undisclosed reasons. Fortune, has won three straight fights entering Bellator 271 with his most recent victory a stoppage over Matt Mitrione.

Vassell (20-8 MMA, 9-5 BMMA) is riding a winning streak of his own with back-to-back ground-and-pound victories over Sergei Kharitonov and Ronny Markes. Originally from the United Kingdom, Vassell won’t have to travel far for this fight as he has long trained out of Sanford MMA in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

With the addition, the Bellator 271 lineup includes:

Champion Cris Cyborg vs. Sinead Kavanagh
Tyrell Fortune vs. Linton Vassell


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