Bellator 156 has a new co-headliner, as Chidi Njokuani will face Thiago Jambo Goncalves in a welterweight showdown, the California-based promotion announced Friday.
Njokuani was originally slated to face former Bellator 170-pound champ Douglas Lima but when Koscheck withdrew from his Bellator 158 bout against Paul Daley due to injury, promotion officials pegged Lima to face Daley on July 16 in London.
Njokuani is unbeaten in his last six bouts, including a unanimous decision triumph over Ricky Rainey in his promotional debut at Bellator 146 on Nov. 20. The Las Vegas resident is 14-4 as a pro, with eight KO/TKO victories to his credit.
Watch 100+ Channels On Pluto TV
Bellator 156 goes down June 17 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Spike TV will televise the action live beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT while Bellator.com will stream the prelims live. The card is headlined by a bantamweight championship rematch between Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas.