Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis takes place this week (November 4, 2016) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV following the preliminary card on MMAMad.com.
Liam McGeary will defend his light heavyweight title in a long-awaited matchup with top contender Phil Davis in the main event of the evening.
This will be McGeary’s second title defense. The Englishman hasn’t fought since Sept. 19, 2015, when he successfully defended his belt by defeating Tito Ortiz by submission in the first round at Bellator 142 in San Jose, Calif. On that same night, Davis won a four-man light heavyweight tournament to become the mandatory challenger. Davis defeated former light heavy champion Emanuel Newton and Francis Carmont to earn the title shot.
The co-main event features a women’s featherweight bout between Marloes Coenen and Talita Nogueira. Other exciting fights on the card feature Brennan Ward vs. Saad Awad and Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson.
Additional it will feature the professional MMA debuts of former standout wrestlers Ed Ruth and Tyrell Fortune.
Check out the full card and preview below:
Main Card (Spike TV)
Liam McGeary (c) vs. Phil Davis for the Bellator Light Heavyweight title
Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira
Brennan Ward vs. Saad Awad
Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Javy Ayala
Preliminary card (MMAMad.com)
Ed Ruth vs. Mark Mangiardi
Tyrell Fortune vs. Cody Miskell
Neiman Gracie vs. Rudy Bears
Josh Diekmann vs. Tyler King
Blair Tugman vs. Walter Smith-Cotito
TBA vs. Tim Caron
Ilya Kotau vs. Carlos Corriea
Sarah Payant vs. Hannah Regina
Keenan Raymond vs. Kastroit Xhema
Thomas English vs. Christopher Foster
James Boran vs. Vinicius De Jesus