Look out Lone Star state, the “Baddest Man on the Planet” is heading your way.

Combat Press has learned through sources close to the situation that former two-division champion Joe Warren will meet WEC veteran L.C. Davis in the main event of Bellator 143 on Friday, Sept. 25, in Hidalgo, Texas.

The 38-year-old Warren relinquished the Bellator MMA bantamweight belt in March with a second-round submission loss to Marcos Galvao. Prior to that, Warren had reeled off five straight wins, including a hard-fought decision win over Eduardo Dantas last October.

Davis, meanwhile, has yet to taste defeat in the Bellator cage. The 34-year-old has picked up wins in seven of his last eight outings, with the lone loss coming in a tightly contested split decision against UFC veteran Ryan Roberts at VFC 41. Since then, he’s risen through the 135-pound ranks, including a thrilling, fight-of-the-year battle with Hideo Tokoro at Bellator 135 in March.

Bellator 143 will air live on Spike TV with the preliminary card streaming on Spike.com. The event will likely take place from the State Farm Arena. Bellator MMA officials are expected to officially announce the Warren-Davis main event, as well as more bouts for the card, in the coming weeks.

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Rob Tatum has been covering combat sports since 2009. His work has appeared on InvictaFC.com, The MMA Corner, Bleacher Report MMA, MMA DieHards and MMAinterviews. Prior to covering combat sports, Rob ran his own music website from 2002-2009. Beyond his writing, Rob has trained in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a Colorado native that works as a mechanical engineer during the day. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching sports, playing music and working on cars.

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