Bellator 154: "Davis vs. King Mo" will take place this Saturday night (May 14, 2016) inside SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., featuring a Spike TV-televised main event between Light Heavyweight standouts "Mr. Wonderful" Phil Davis and "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal. The winner of the 205-pound clash will determine who fights Liam McGeary for the division title later this year.
The tragic death of Jordan Parsons and withdrawal of Josh Thomson because of an injury suffered during training forced Bellator MMA to scramble for late additions to the card. Late last week the promotion announced Sergei Kharitonov would debut for the company, putting his 23-5 record on the against Josh Appelt (12-5).
Two more fights were also recently announced, completing the main card line up. Veteran Lightweight fighter Saad Awad (18-7) will move up to Welterweight on short notice to face Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (21-16), who is fresh off an upset win over "Irish" Brennan Ward a little less than one month ago.
Parsons' former opponent, Adam Piccolotti (7-0), will still compete at Lightweight against Ray Wood (6-1) in only his second Bellator fight. Wood, a.k.a. "All Business," lived up to his name with a spinning back fist knockout at Bellator 151.
Check out the revised and finalized Bellator 154 card below:
Bellator 154 "Davis vs. King Mo" (Spike TV):
Light Heavyweight Main Event: Phil Davis (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Muhammed Lawal (19-4, 1 NC)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) vs. Josh Appelt (12-5)
Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti (7-0) vs. Ray Wood (6-1)
Welterweight: Saad Awad (18-7) vs. Evangelista Santos (21-16)
Welterweight: Andre Fialho (6-0) vs. Rick Reger (7-1)
Bellator 154 "Prelims" Card (Spike.com):
160 lbs.: Joshua Hardwick (Debut) vs. Jorge Acosta (1-1)
Featherweight: Victor Jones (0-1) vs. Anthony Taylor (0-1)
Welterweight: Danasabe Mohammed (3-0) vs. Martin Sano (4-1)
Flyweight: Josh Paiva (7-1) vs. Steven Gruber (5-1)
Welterweight: Sam Spengler (8-5) vs. Doyle Childs (2-1)
Bantamweight: Josh San Diego (6-1) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (9-4)
130 lbs.: Alvin Cacdac (16-12) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (10-5)
Featherweight: Thomas Diagne (5-5-1) vs. Mark Dickman (10-2)
Strawweight: Stephanie Frausto (5-5) vs. Jamielene Nievara (3-1)
Middleweight: Andres Alcantar (3-0) vs. Nick Pica (5-0)
Heavyweight: James Chapman (Debut) vs. Sean Tucker (Debut)
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