Bellator 154: “Davis vs. King Mo” comes to SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., this Saturday night (May 14, 2016), airing live on Spike TV with a five-fight main card that starts at 8 p.m. ET. The featured fight should have happened at “Dynamite 1” in Sept. 2015, but as the old axiom suggests, better late than never.
“Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis returns to the same venue where he knocked out Francis Carmont in the finals of the recent Light Heavyweight tournament. However, Carmont was actually replacing Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, who wasn’t medically cleared to return because of a rub injury suffered earlier that same evening.
A tumultuous and tragic week in Bellator resulted in this card changing several times. As of this writing it appears to now be finalized, so let’s break down the Spike TV-televised main card action:
205 lbs.: Muhammed Lawal (19-4, 1 NC) vs. Phil Davis (15-3, 1 NC)
To put it succinctly, Lawal has nothing to lose and everything to gain, while Davis has little to gain and everything to lose. Lawal has been on the precipice of titles (or title shots) in Bellator several times only to have judges rule against him or be caught by something totally unexpected. Those bad breaks are the fuel that fires his engine, and it’s sent him barreling down the road on a seven-fight win streak.
In fact, he smashed through the Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix in a manner that suggested he won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Davis is the man who wants to pump the brakes. He’s already got a title shot at Liam McGeary in the bag after only two fights in Bellator, but he’s so confident in his abilities that he’ll gamble on “King Mo” with a third. From Davis’ ….View full article
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