â€œBellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo,â€ will emanate from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on May 14 and airs LIVE on SPIKE. The eveningâ€™s main event will feature a light heavyweight bout to determine the No. 1 contender for Liam McGearyâ€™s (11-0) title, when Muhammed â€œKing Moâ€ Lawal (19-4, 1 NC) meets Phil â€œMr. Wonderfulâ€ Davis (15-3, 1 NC) in a contest that was originally supposed to decide the victor of the 205-pound tournament at â€œBellator MMA: Dynamite 1.â€
To reach this point, both Lawal and Davis had to dispatch of multiple opponents over the course of one night to win two separate tournaments. Lawal most recently was victorious in a two-night, eight-man heavyweight tournament for Rizin FF in Japan, beating Brett McDermott, Teodoras Aukstuolis, and Jiri Prochazka, running his current winning streak to seven-fights.
For Davis, his Bellator MMA debut came in September, when he ran through both Emanuel Newton and Francis Carmont en route to winning the one-night, four-man light heavyweight tourney at â€œBellator MMA: Dynamite 1.â€ The 31-year-old Alliance MMA product was slated to face â€œKing Moâ€ in the final of the bracket, but Lawal suffered a broken rib in his tournament semi-final victory over Linton Vassell that forced his fight with Davis to be delayed.
â€œBellator 154: Davis vs. King Moâ€ takes place on May 14, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT — Donâ€™t miss it.
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