Bellator 154: “Davis vs. King Mo” will take place this Saturday night (May 14, 2016) at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif, featuring former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Top 10-ranked Light Heavyweight Phil Davis facing long-time Bellator star Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in the main event of the evening. The winner of the long-awaited showdown will likely earn a title shot against 205-pound champion Liam McGeary in the near future.
Davis technically already earned his shot at the champion by winning the Bellator 142: “Dynamite 1” tournament in Sept. 2015, but in doing so, he faced an alternate in the finals, Francis Carmont, who replaced Lawal after an injury suffered earlier in the evening left him unable to continue.
After his rib injury healed, Lawal booked a flight to Japan to compete in another tournament for Rizin Fighting Federation. Lawal’s knockout of Jiri Prochazka in the finals gave “King Mo” another crown: Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. Now, Lawal returns to the same city and venue where he was originally supposed to face “Mr. Wonderful” with a chance to play spoiler. If he picks up his eighth straight win, he also steals the title shot Davis currently holds.
“King Mo” recently spoke with MMAmania.com about his latest opportunity to earn that coveted No. 1 contender spot in Bellator. Before going into the details of that fight, Lawal spoke about the tragic and untimely passing of fellow fighter Jordan Parsons.
“Man, I think the whole thing is crazy. When it comes down to it (and), this card we’re all fighting hard for him — all fighting hard for Jordan. It’s just crazy things like that can happen.”
If you’d like to help his family with the expenses, a GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his medical and ….View full article
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