Bellator 154: Josh Thomson’s Withdrawal Confirmed, Sergei Kharitonov Added to Card
By FCF Staff
Following reports that Josh Thomson has been forced out of a May 14th bout with Michael Chandler due to injury, Bellator has confirmed the fighter’s withdrawal.
According to a press release sent out by the promotion, Thomson – Chandler will be held at another event. No information regarding Thomson’s injury was disclosed.
Bellator has also announced, however, that highly regarded heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) will make his promotional debut on May 14th. The PRIDE, Strikeforce, and Glory vet will take on Josh Appelt (12-5).
Here is the updated line-up for Bellator 154, which will take place in San Jose, California. Two more bouts are to be added to the main card.
Bellator 154 Main Card
Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Main Event: Phil Davis (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (19-4, 1 NC)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Feature Bout: Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) vs. Josh Appelt (12-5)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Feature Bout: Andre Fialho (6-0) vs. Rick Reger (7-1)
Bellator MMA (160 lb.) “VOW” Prelim Bout: Joshua Hardwick (Debut) vs. Jorge Acosta (1-1)
Bellator MMA Featherweight Prelim Bout: Victor Jones (0-1) vs. Anthony Taylor (0-1)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Prelim Bout: Danasabe Mohammed (3-0) vs. Martin Sano (4-1)
Bellator MMA Flyweight Prelim Bout: Josh Paiva (7-1) vs. Steven Gruber (5-1)
Bellator MMA Welterweight Prelim Bout: Sam Spengler (8-5) vs. Doyle Childs (2-1)
Bellator MMA Bantamweight Prelim Bout: Josh San Diego (6-1) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (9-4)
Bellator MMA (130 lb.) Catchweight Prelim Bout: Alvin Cacdac (16-12) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (10-5)
Bellator MMA Featherweight Prelim Bout: Thomas Diagne (5-5-1) vs. Mark Dickman (10-2)
Bellator MMA Strawweight Prelim Bout: Stephanie Frausto (5-5) vs. Jamielene Nievara (3-1)
Bellator MMA Middleweight Prelim Bout: Brandon Hester (3-0) vs. Nick Pica (5-0)
Bellator MMA Heavyweight Prelim Bout: James Chapman (Debut) vs. Sean Tucker (Debut)