King Mo recently suffered an injury that knocked him off this month’s Bellator 185 card, where he was set to fight former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary.
The former light heavyweight champion now has a new opponent to fight later this month as Bubba McDaniel has agreed to step in on short notice to fight him.
MMA Junkie reported the change to the card first.
McGeary (12-2-0) has won just one of his last three fights, with that lone victory coming over Brett McDermott in the main event of Bellator 173. McGeary is the aforementioned former Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Champion, defeating Emmanuel Newton by decision to win the title at Bellator 134. McGeary also won a Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Tournament, defeating Kelly Anundson in the finals at Bellator 124 in September 2014.
McDaniel (28-10-0) has won two of three fights under the Bellator MMA banner, defeating the duo of Matt Jones and Kenyon Jackson. McDaniel has also won just one of three fights during his time in the UFC, with that lone victory coming over Gilbert Smith at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. McDaniel also enters the fight on the strength of a two fight winning streak that has lasted almost two years now.
Bellator 185 takes place on Friday, October 20 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Shlemenko headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Spike TV.