On Tuesday, Bellator MMA announced multiple new bouts that will take place at Bellator 180 and the Bellator NYC pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden in June.
The most notable bout added to the lineup is an exciting light heavyweight championship bout between current title holder Phil Davis and Ryan Bader. The Davis and Bader matchup features two of the top 205-pounders in the world who recently departed from the UFC.
Davis vs. Bader will take place on the Bellator 180 card on Spike TV leading into the night’s pay-per-view.
Joining the pay-per-view card and serving as the kickoff bout is a meeting between wrestling phenom Aaron PIco and Zach Freeman.
The updated fight cards for Bellator NYC and Bellator 180 can be seen below:
Complete Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):
- Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)
- Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
- Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)
- Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)
- Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)
Updated Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):
- Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)
- Featherweight Main Card Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)
- Welterweight Main Card Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)
Updated Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):
- Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)