Bellator MMA issued the following today …
King Mo vs. Tom DeBlass Added To Bellator 131 Fight Card On Saturday, November 15th From San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center
Light Heavyweight Showdown Joins Tito vs. Bonnar, Chandler vs. Brooks
Newport Beach, Calif. (September 22, 2014) – The fight card for Bellator 131 continues to grow as one of the most controversial figures in MMA returns to the Bellator cage as King Mo will take on Tom DeBlass in a light heavyweight affair live on Spike TV on Saturday, November 15th from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on Bellator.com, AXS.com, as well as the Valley View Casino Center.
The night will also feature one of the biggest grudge matches in the sport as MMA icons clash when Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz returns to the Bellator cage to face “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight affair, while Will Brooks and Michael Chandler will battle for the vacant Bellator Lightweight Title.
Originally scheduled to meet in September, DeBlass withdrew from the fight against Mo after suffering an injury that forced the New Jersey native out of the fight. Mo went on to fight Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 123, and earned an impressive knockout victory over Jacoby. Now finally scheduled to clash, both Mo and DeBlass are ready to finally settle the score.
“Tom has been talking since we were supposed to fight in September. He’s a good fighter, but my jab is going to erase his teeth and swell up his eyes. My right is going to make him see stars and bright lights. Another fight, another win.”
“Listen, I respect Mo and I think he’s a world class athlete,” DeBlass said. “That being said, I know what I’m capable of, and I not only believe that I will win the fight, but I’m going to finish him. Bellator has treated me incredible, and I’ve been asking for big fights. Let Mo do his talking. His mouth is his best weapon.”
With the addition, Bellator 131 now features:
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Tito Ortiz (17-11) vs. Stephan Bonnar (15-8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Michael Chandler (12-2) vs. Will Brooks (14-1)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: King Mo (13-4) vs. Tom DeBlass (9-2)
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