Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis Main Events Bellator 163

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Bellator MMA has announced several bouts for the upcoming Bellator 163 event including the main event and co-main event.

The main event will feature Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary (11-0) vs. Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (16-3) while the co-main event will feature a welterweight battle between Saad Awad (19-8) and Brennan Ward (13-4). Also announced is a female featherweight contest pitting Marloes Coenen (23-7) against undefeated Brazilian Talita Nogueira (6-0).

McGeary has finished his opponent in 10 of his 11 career bouts, including eight first round wins – one coming against Tito Ortiz and is fresh off a win over Emanuel Newton at Bellator 134. Davis returns to the Bellator MMA cage having won three consecutive contests and seven of his last nine.

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The event takes place on November 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The prelims will air on and the main card will air live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Tickets for Bellator 163 are on sale now at, as well as the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster.  Here is the updated card for the event:

Main Card:

Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Liam McGeary (11-0) vs. Phil Davis (16-3)

Welterweight Feature Bout: Saad Awad (19-8) vs. Brennan Ward (13-4)

Featherweight Feature Bout: Marloes Coenen (23-7) vs. Talita Nogueira (6-0)

Preliminary Card:

Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Josh Diekmann (15-7, 1 NC) vs. Tyler King (11-4)

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Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Blair Tugman (8-6) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (4-4, 1 NC)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Michael Zichelle (8-4) vs. Tim Caron (5-0)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ilya Kotau (1-1) vs. Carlos Corriea (1-0)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Sarah Payant (1-3) vs. Hannah Regina (Debut)