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Josh Thomson Injury Forces Cancellation of Bellator 154 Bout with Michael Chandler

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Josh Thomson Injury Forces Cancellation of Bellator 154 Bout with Michael Chandler

The highly anticipated co-main event of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” between Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) and Michael Chandler (14-3) will have to wait, as it has been removed from the card after Thomson sustained an injury during training camp over the weekend.

In place of the Thomson-Chandler matchup, two newly-signed main card bouts have been added to the televised portion of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” at the SAP Center in San Jose on May 14. Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) will meet Josh “The Juggernaut” Appelt (12-5), and Andre Fialho (6-0) has agreed to fight Rick Reger (7-1).

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These matchups join a huge main event between light heavyweight headliners “King Mo” (19-4, 1 NC) and Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (15-3, 1 NC), who will duke it out to determine the No. 1 contender for Liam McGeary’s title.

With the injury to Thomson and the Jordan Parsons tragedy that forced the cancellation of his fight withAdam Piccolotti, “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” will soon receive an additional two bouts to round out the five-fight event.

“Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” takes place on May 14, and airs LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT while the preliminary card will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tickets start at just $30 and are on sale now at Bellator.com, Ticketmaster, and the SAP Center Box Office.

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Source:: mmaweekly