The Bellator debut of Josh Koscheck will not be taking place next month as he has pulled out of his fight against Paul Daley due to undisclosed reasons and stepping up to meet Daley on the July 16 card will be Douglas Lima.

Bellator officials confirmed the fight change to ESPN on late Monday evening.

Bellator 158 will come from the O2 Arena in London, England and broadcast information has not been released at this time.

Lima (26-6) was scheduled to face Chidi Njokuani in the co-main event of Bellator 156 and Njokuani is expected to receive a new opponent for the fight card. This will be his first fight since losing the Bellator welterweight title last year against Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 140. Daley (38-13-2) is currently on a five fight winning streak and is coming off a knockout win in January against Andy Uhrich. He is 3-0 since coming back to Bellator and his last two wins have come by TKO/KO.

The current Bellator 158: London fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike)
Paul Daley (38-13-2) vs. Douglas Lima (26-6)
Michael Page (9-0) vs. TBD
Linton Vassell (16-5) vs. Francis Carmont (24-11)
Mark Godbeer (11-2) vs. James Mulheron (8-1)

Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
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)

One Response

  1. RODNEY P

    Better fight to me and hopefully getting back to having a number one contender so we can see more Andrey Koreshkov in the Bellator cage fighting more than once a year.