After Tom DeBlass withdrew from his Bellator 131 bout against King Mo last week with a nasty cut above his eye (See that HERE) fans were left to wonder who would step in to fight King Mo on less than 2-weeks notice.
Bellator announced earlier today that Joe Vedepo has stepped up, and will be fighting King Mo next Friday night at Bellator 131.
Vedepo is will be riding a 3-fight win streak into the bout, with all of his wins coming at middleweight. He will be making the jump to light heavyweight to fight King Mo.
The lineup for Bellator 131 is currently as follows:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 6 p.m. PT)
Stephan Bonnar vs. Tito Ortiz
Interim champ Will Brooks vs. Michael Chandler – for lightweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Joe Vedepo
Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling
Nam Phan vs. Mike Richman
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 4 p.m. PT)
Kyle Bolt vs. A.J. Matthews
Ron Henderson vs. Jonathan Santa Maria
Jordan Bailey vs. Alex Higley
Nick Garcia vs. Matthew Ramirez
Andy Murad vs. Bubba Pugh
Rolando Perez vs. Mark Vorgeas
Ian Butler vs. Joao Faria