Neil Grove is coming out of retirement to face James Mulheron at Bellator 158. WHOA TV reported the bout on twitter.
— #WHOATV (@WHOATV) June 29, 2016
Bellator 158 will be held on July 16, 2016 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
The event will be headlined by a welterweight bout between England’s own Paul Daley and former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
Grove (12-7 MMA) retired from MMA in 2013 following a unanimous decision loss to Shamil Abdurakhimov. ‘Goliath’ is a six fight Bellator MMA veteran and holds notable wins over James Thompson and James McSweeney.
Originally scheduled to face Mark Godbeer on the main card, Mulheron and Godbeer were relagated to the main card following the addition of James Gallagher vs. Mike Cutting. Godbeer felt that he has been let down by the promotion who promised him a main card slot. Godbeer subsequently was removed from the bout and has now been replaced by Grove.
Originally, Bellator President Scott Coker announced that Kimbo Slice and James Thompson would headline the card, however tragically these plans had to be scrapped, as Slice died suddenly on June 6, of heart failure.
With this fight, Bellator 158 now looks like this:
Main Card (Spike TV)
Paul Daley vs. Douglas Lima
Michael Page vs. Evangelista Santos
Linton Vassell vs. Francis Carmont
James Gallagher vs. Mike Cutting
Matt Mitrione vs. Oli Thompson
Preliminary card (MMAMad.com)
Neil Grove vs. James Mulheron
Bola Omoyele vs. Lee Chadwick
Alex Reid vs. Manuel Garcia
Mike Shipman vs. Curtis Widmer
Pietro Menga vs. Spencer Hewitt
Luiz Henrique Tosta vs. Dean Garnett
Jason Radcliffe vs. Jack Mason
Chase Morton vs. Nathaniel Wood
CJ Meeks vs. Danny Mitchell