Finalized card for Bellator 154
By Edward Carbajal
Among this weekend’s MMA events is Bellator 154 featuring Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (19-4,1) vs. Phil Davis (15-3,1). The winner of the bout will likely have a shot at undefeated Light-heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary. This event should not go under any MMA fight fans radar as both men are tournament winners legitimizing their case to fight for the title.
Bellator 154 has been a troubled card, most notably with the tragic loss of Jordan Parsons who was to face Adam Piccolotti (7-0). The co-main event was initially Josh Thomson vs. Michael Chandler but the bout was scratched when Thomson was injured. Now, Piccolotti will face Ray Wood (6-1) on the main card along with the addition of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (21-16) vs. Saad Awad (18-7). Santos came off of a quick finish at Bellator 153 when he submitted Brennan Ward with a heel-hook. Awaad has been fighting for Bellator MMA a long time and usually pulls off a win when odds are against him.
See full card info below:
Main Card (Spike TV, 8pm ET)
Main Event: Phil Davis (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Muhammed Lawal (19-4, 1 NC)
Adam Piccolotti (7-0) vs. Ray Wood (6-1)
Saad Awad (18-7) vs. Evangelista Santos (21-16)
Andre Fialho (6-0) vs. Rick Reger (7-1)
Bellator 154 "Prelims" Card (Spike.com, 6:30pm ET):
Joshua Hardwick (Debut) vs. Jorge Acosta (1-1)
Victor Jones (0-1) vs. Anthony Taylor (0-1)
Danasabe Mohammed (3-0) vs. Martin Sano (4-1)
Josh Paiva (7-1) vs. Steven Gruber (5-1)
Sam Spengler (8-5) vs. Doyle Childs (2-1)
Josh San Diego (6-1) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (9-4)
Alvin Cacdac (16-12) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (10-5)
Thomas Diagne (5-5-1) vs. Mark Dickman (10-2)
Stephanie Frausto (5-5) vs. Jamielene Nievara (3-1)
Andres Alcantar (3-0) vs. Nick Pica (5-0)
James Chapman (Debut) vs. Sean Tucker (Debut)
Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.