Matt Mitrione has been medically cleared by doctors and his heavyweight fight at Bellator 158 in two weeks against Oli Thompson is now official.

The fight booking was made official by Bellator in a press release on Friday.

Bellator 158 will come from the O2 Arena in London, England on July 16 and will be headlined by a welterweight bout as former Bellator champion Douglas Lima returns to the Bellator cage for the first time since losing the title last year as he will face Paul Daley.

Mitrione (10-5) won his Bellator debut last week when he defeated Carl Seumanutafa by knockout in the opening round. The victory snapped a two fight losing streak and it was his first win since the end of 2014. Thompson (17-8) is currently on a five fight winning streak and this will be his Bellator debut. His most recent win came in December as he defeated Fernando Rodrigues Jr. by TKO in the first round.

The current Bellator 158: London fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/PT)
Douglas Lima (26-6) vs. Paul Daley (38-13-2)
Matt Mitrione (10-5) vs. Oli Thompson (17-8)
Michael Page (10-0) vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (21-17)
Linton Vassell (16-5) vs. Francis Carmont (24-11)
James Gallagher (3-0) vs. Mike Cutting (6-5)

Preliminary Card:
Michael Shipman (8-1) vs. Lee Chadwick (21-12-1)
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. Manuel Garcia (27-19)
C.J. Meeks (4-1) vs. Danny Mitchell (17-7-1)

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    I still wish Bellator would have put someone like Bobby Brents, or Ewerton Teixeira, or Vinicius Queiroz against Oli Thompson because they are all looking for fights and it would be a great way to introduce Oli Thompson to the Bellator audience and it would pit him up against fighters he would be a favorite to pick up a win, except against Vinicius Queiroz, and the British crowd would really be behind Oli Thompson. Also, I am disappointed that Mark Godbeer dropped off the card, but I have a lot of respect for him for standing up for himself.