Bellator 154 is starting to come together, as another lightweight scrap was added to the May 14 event.
The card, which takes place from San Jose and the SAP Center, featured Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Phil Davis, along with Michael Chandler vs. Josh Thomson.
Jordan Parsons was recently added, as he meets unbeaten Adam Piccolotti.
Below is the complete press release and current lineup:
Bellator MMA recently announced its next tentpole event; “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo,” and with that comes a plethora of action-packed fights. The newest addition to an already electric main card is a lightweight bout pitting Adam Piccolotti (7-0) against Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (11-2) at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on May 14 LIVE on SPIKE.
The matchup joins a main card that features a light heavyweight main event between “King Mo” (19-4, 1 NC) and Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (15-3, 1 NC) to determine the No. 1 contender for Liam McGeary’s title. In the co-main event, San Jose’s own Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) will meet longtime Bellator MMA lightweight standout “Iron” Michael Chandler (14-3), who’s fresh off a new long-term contract extension with the Scott Coker-led promotion.
In addition, the card’s preliminary card has been completed; with the announcement of 10 fights, which will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. The undercard is headlined by a “Veterans Operation Wellness” bout, pitting Maurice Slade of the U.S. Army Reserve against Jorge Acosta of the California Army Nat’l Guard.
“Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” takes place on May 14, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $30 on Bellator.com, as well as the SAP Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.
A native of Northern California, Piccolotti has been on a mission early in his young career, earning victories in all seven of his professional bouts, including three wins since joining the Bellator MMA team.
The 27-year-old submission specialist made his promotional debut against Andrew Ramm at “Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko,” with a unanimous decision win and then added to his impressive resume by finishing his 2015 campaign on a high note, defeating Mario Soto at “Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca.”
Jordan Parsons will be challenging Piccolotti, having won four of his last five fights and two of his first three under the Bellator MMA banner. The 25-year-old was sidelined for over a year after suffering a torn meniscus during a knockout victory over Tim Bazer in his Bellator debut at “Bellator 117.”
The Michigan native returned to action at “Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove” in May of 2015, taking down fellow prospect Julio Cesar Neves Jr., who entered the fight with an undefeated record of 30-0. “Pretty Boy” will look to duplicate that success when he enters the cage against Piccolotti at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on May 14.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Lightweight: Michael Chandler vs. Josh Thomson
Lightweight: Jordan Parsons vs. Adam Piccolotti
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Catchweight: Maurice Slade 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