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Bellator 158 fight card adds Francis Carmont vs Lukasz Klinger with 'Swarm' scratched

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Bellator 158: "London" comes to O2 Arena in London, England, this Saturday night (July 16, 2016), featuring a Welterweight main event between Paul "Semtex" Daley against former champion Douglas Lima (more details here), as well as Heavyweights clashing between Matt Mitrione vs. Oli Thompson.

The "London" card, however, recently lost Linton Vassell (16-5, 1 NC), who was forced to withdraw from a fight with "Limitless" Francis Carmont (24-11) with an injury. Bellator MMA has since tapped Lukasz Klinger to fight Carmont in replace of "The Swarm."

Klinger (7-2) hails from Przemysl, Poland, but has fought almost exclusively in the United Kingdom since turning pro back in 2013. He had an undefeated streak that stretched three years, but has dropped two of his last three matches. Klinger has finished all seven of his wins (four knockouts and three submissions).

That's not the only shake up -- Mark Godbeer (11-2) had to withdraw from his Heavyweight undercard match against James Mulheron (8-1), paving the way for long-time British veteran Neil Grove (12-7) to return to the promotion. Grove once worked his way to Bellator's Season 3 Heavyweight tournament final, ultimately losing to Cole Konrad via submission. In his last five bouts, though, his sole win was against Tomasz Czerwinski.

Check out the latest Bellator 158: "London" fight card below:

Bellator 158 "London" (Spike TV):

Welterweight: Douglas Lima (26-6) vs. Paul Daley (38-13-2)
Heavyweight: Matt Mitrione (10-5) vs. Oli Thompson (17-8)
Welterweight: Michael Page (10-0) vs. Evangelista Santos (21-17)
Light Heavyweight: Francis Carmont (24-11) vs. Lukasz Klinger (7-2)
Featherweight: James Gallagher (3-0) vs. Mike Cutting (6-5)

Bellator 158 "Prelims" Card (Spike.com):

Heavyweight: James Mulheron (8-1) vs. Neil Grove (12-7)
Middleweight: Michael Shipman (8-1) vs. Lee Chadwick (21-12-1)
Flyweight: Pietro Menga (12-0) vs. Spencer Hewitt (12-10)
Bantamweight: Luiz Tosta (9-2) vs. Dean Garnett (7-0)
Middleweight: Jason Radcliffe (8-2) vs. Jack Mason (29-15)
Welterweight: Chase Morton (6-2) vs. Nathaniel Wood (8-3)
Middleweight: Alex Reid (11-9-1) vs. Manuel Garcia (27-19)
Middleweight: C.J. Meeks (4-1) vs. Danny Mitchell (17-7-1)

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