Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo is a mixed martial arts event will by held on May 14, 2016 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, USA. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV.
Davis vs. King Mo was announced during Bellator 149 in Houston. The two men were supposed to face each other in the finals of the Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 light heavyweight one-night tournament back in September, but “King Mo” sustained a hip injury after winning in the first round.
Former UFC star Phil Davis won the tournament at Dynamite by submitting Emanuel Newton and knocked out reserve fighter Francis Carmont. Davis was originally scheduled to challenge light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary, but McGeary was injured. Lawal won the two-night, eight-man tournament at Rizin Fighting Federation on New Year’s Eve in Japan. He knocked out Brett McDermott in the first round, beat Teodoras Aukstuolis in the semifinals by unanimous decision and knocked out Jiri Prochazka in the final. The winner of the main event will challenge for the title against the current champion.
Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler was scheduled to face former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson in a lightweight bout. However, on May 2, it was announced that Thomson pulled out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. As a result, Chandler was pulled from the card altogether.
Jordan Parsons was scheduled to face Adam Piccolotti in a featherweight bout on this card. That fight was cancelled after Parsons was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left him hospitalised before he passed away on May 4, 2016.
Main Card (Spike TV)
Phil Davis vs. Muhammed Lawal
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Josh Appelt
Evangelista Santos vs. Saad Awad
André Fialho vs. Rick Reger
Adam Piccolotti vs. Ray Wood
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Joshua Hardwick vs. Jorge Acosta
Victor Jones vs. Anthony Taylor
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Martin Sano
Josh Paiva vs. Steven Gruber
Sam Spengler vs. Doyle Childs
Josh San Diego vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Alvin Cacdac vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Thomas Diagne vs. Mark Dickman
Stephanie Frausto vs. Jamielene Nievara
Andres Alcantar vs. Nick Pica
James Chapman vs. Sean Tucker