Bellator officials have added two fights to the upcoming Bellator 154 event, completing the Spike TV portion of the night.
Set for May 14 from the SAP Center in San Jose, Phil Davis meets Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in the main event.
Along with Sergei Kharitonov-Josh Appelt and Andre Fialho-Rick Reger, Adam Piccolotti meets Ray Wood and Saad Awad takes on Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos.
Below is the complete press release and final card:
A welterweight matchup pitting “Cyborg” Santos (21-16) against Bellator MMA veteran Saad Awad (18-7) and a lightweight meeting featuring Adam Piccolotti (7-0) versus Ray Wood (6-1) have been added to the main card of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo,” which airs LIVE and FREE on SPIKE and takes place on May 14 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
These matchups join an electric main event between light heavyweight phenoms “King Mo” (19-4, 1 NC) and Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (15-3, 1 NC). In addition, a heavyweight bout between Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) and Josh Appelt (12-5) will serve as the evening’s co-main event and undefeated Andre Fialho (6-0) will face Rick Reger (7-1) in a welterweight feature fight.
The contests make up the televised portion of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo,” which 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.
After beginning his career with five consecutive victories, the 32-year-old Awad has continued to put together an impressive resume, including significant wins over the likes of Joe Duarte, Sergio Rios, and most recently Rob Sinclair. A 10-time veteran of Bellator MMA, “Assassin” has three first-round knockout wins, two of which came in the first 45 seconds of the bout. In 2013, the California native handed Will Brooks the only loss of his career thus far, stopping hiim with a punch only 43-seconds into the fight.
“Cyborg” Santos has begun his 2016 campaign with a bang, recording victories in each of his first two bouts, including a crowd-silencing win over hometown favorite Brennan Ward in his Bellator MMA debut at “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson.” Of his 21 career wins, the 38-year-old welterweight has recorded 12 knockouts, 10 of which came in the opening frame of the bout. The heavy-handed Brazilian originally made four appearances under the Strikeforce banner from 2009 to 2011, before signing a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA in March of 2016. “Cyborg” will look to add to his current winning streak when he challenges Saad Awad, who will be moving up in weight class to 170-pounds.
The 27-year-old Piccolotti has been flawless early in his young career, earning victories in all seven of his professional bouts, including three wins since joining the Bellator MMA team. A native of Northern California, he made his promotional debut against Andrew Ramm at “Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko,” with a unanimous decision win and then added to his admirable resume by finishing his 2015 campaign with a victory over Mario Soto at “Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca.” Making his 2016 debut, the submission specialist will have little time to prepare for his new opponent Ray Wood as the two look to square off on May 14 at the SAP Center.
“All Business” Wood made a splash in his Bellator MMA debut, when he finished Chris Jones with a spinning-back fist that resulted in a first round knockout at “Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell.” The 26-year-old Maine native has begun his professional career with a flashy 6-1 record, including four knockout victories and two first-round finishes. After beginning his career under the direction of regional promotions, Wood now has his eyes set on establishing himself among the top of Bellator’s always-competitive featherweight division. Watch the fight below.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Heavyweight: Sergei Kharitonov vs. Josh Appelt
Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti vs. Ray Wood
Welterweight: Saad Awad vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Welterweight: Andre Fialho vs. Rick Reger
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Catchweight: Joshua Hardwick vs. Jorge Acosta
Featherweight: Victor Jones vs. Anthony Taylor
Welterweight: Danasabe Mohammed vs. Martin Sano
Flyweight: Josh Paiva vs. Steven Gruber
Welterweight: Sam Spengler vs. Doyles Childs
Bantamweight: Josh San Diego vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Catchweight: Alvin Cacdac vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Featherweight: Thomas Diagne vs. Mark Dickman
Strawweight: Stephanie Frausto vs. Jamielene Jievara
Middleweight: Brandon Hester vs. Nick Pica
Heavyweight: James Chapman vs. Sean Tucker