The SAP center in San Jose, Calfornia will play host to Bellator 154. Headlining the card is arguably the best Light Heavyweight fight outside the UFC, as Phil Davis takes on Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal. Unfortunately, this fight will most likely be overlooked, due to the fact that on the same night is the stacked UFC 198 card. However, I’m sure the hardcore fans will find time to tune into the main event. Anyways, I’m only going to predict the Main Event, as I have little to no knowledge of most of the fighters on the card. So with that, On to the Predictions!
Main Card: 8:00 P.M. EST
205 lbs.: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Phil Davis
As I stated, this is the best Light Heavyweight matchup outside the UFC. It’s also a fight I can get behind, as Bellator lately has been really hitting the “Freak show fights” hard. It’s been getting them views, but for all the wrong reasons. The fights I want to see, are featuring true talent like Phil Davis and King Mo.
Anyways, Phil Davis looks to keep his perfect 2-0 record in Bellator in tact, as well as earn a title shot against Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary. Trying to stop that from happening, will be King Mo, who is currently riding a seven fight win streak. Most recently, King Mo participated in a light heavyweight tournament for Rizin. King Mo swept through the competition, even defeating two fighters on the same night to be crowned the tournament winner.
As for the fight, I give King Mo the edge. I think as far as wrestling, it’s dead even. However, when it comes to striking, Davis is just mediocre. He doesn’t have the power to put you away, despite his most recent win coming via knockout. I mean it was his third career victory via knockout and first in more than seven years. Meanwhile, King Mo has thirteen career knockout victories and four in the last two years. There’s an obvious striking and power advantage to King Mo. The only thing that Phil Davis has working for him, is his athleticism and if can somehow manage to get this fight to mat. He’s a far superior on the ground and has a dynamic submission game. However, will he get it there? I think not, which is why I am going to predict that King Mo will edge out Phil Davis via decision.