Former Bellator fighter Bubba McDaniel is returning to the promotion, agreeing to step in and face Liam McGeary at Bellator 185.
McDaniel takes the place of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in the bout, which goes down October 20 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
McDaniel (28-10) has fought four times under the Bellator banner, going 3-1. He is a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter and UFC competitor, but has fought just twice over the past two years.
McGeary (12-2) lost the light heavyweight title to Ryan Bader and a bout with Linton Vassell following.
News of the fight was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (Spike/9 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Alexander Shlemenko
Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary vs. Bubba McDaniel
Female Flyweight: Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams
Welterweight: Brennan Ward vs. David Rickels
PRELIMINARY CARD (FightLine.com)
Lightweight: Ryan Quinn vs. Marcus Surin
Middleweight: Steve Skrzat vs. Costello Van Steenis