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Mark Godbeer vs. James Mulheron set as opening bout of Bellator 158 main card

The opening bout of the Bellator 158 main card on July 16 in London will be a heavyweight bout as Mark Godbeer will meet James Mulheron.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator in a press release on late Tuesday afternoon.

Bellator 158 will come from the O2 Arena in London, England and will be headlined by a heavyweight rematch as Kimbo Slice looks for his second win against James Thompson.

Godbeer (11-2) has won three in a row since losing his Bellator debut against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 102 and is coming off a TKO win against Stuart Austin. All of his wins have come by stoppage and nine of them have come by TKO/KO. Mulheron (8-1) is coming off a TKO win against Tomasz Czerwinski in November and this will be his Bellator debut. Just like Godbeer, a majority of his wins have come by TKO/KO (5) and he is ready to put on a show against Godbeer.

“I don’t really go into fights with a game plan,” said Mulheron in a press release. “I go in with an open mind. I think every fighter needs to be able to adapt in fights but everyone who watches me knows I come to fight and this fight will be no different.”

The current Bellator 158: London fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike)
Kimbo Slice (5-2, 1NC) vs. James Thompson (20-16)
Josh Koscheck (17-10) vs. Paul Daley (38-13-2)
Michael Page (9-0) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (25-13)
Linton Vassell (16-5) vs. Francis Carmont (24-11)
Mark Godbeer (11-2) vs. James Mulheron (8-1)

Preliminary Card: (
Michael Shipman (8-1) vs. Chris Widmer (5-1)
Pietro Menga (12-0) vs. Spencer Hewitt (12-10)
Luiz Tosta (9-2) vs. Dean Garnett (7-0)
Jason Radcliffe (8-2) vs. Jack Mason (29-15)
Chase Morton (6-2) vs. Nathaniel Wood (8-3)
Alex Reid (11-9-1) vs. TBD
Bola Omoyele (8-4) vs. Lee Chadwick (21-12-1)
C.J. Meeks (4-1) vs. Danny Mitchell (17-7-1)