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Ryan Bader to Fight Phil Davis at Bellator NYC PPV

Ryan Bader to Fight Phil Davis at Bellator NYC PPV

Originally, Bellator’s big New York City-Madison Square Garden-pay-per-view-magum opus was supposed have champ Phil Davis fight Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal. But King Mo is injured, so now TUF winner Ryan Bader gets a crack at Davis.

If you’ll recall, Davis’ last fight in the UFC was a split decision loss to Bader. So, yeah, rematch and whatnot.

Here’s MMAJunkie with the news:

A third championship fight will unfold when Bellator makes its debut in New York City on June 24 as Phil Davis defends his light heavyweight championship against Ryan Bader.

Bader (22-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) was originally scheduled to make his promotional debut vs. Muhammed Lawal at the Bellator 180 event, but with “King Mo” forced out of the contest, the champion Davis (17-3 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will step in to headline the Spike-televised portion of the card, which takes place prior to the “Bellator: NYC” pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden.

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