Bellator 272 adds Jay Jay Wilson’s lightweight debut vs. Alfie Davis, three other fights

Jay Jay Wilson has his next test set and it’s at an entirely new weight class.

Recent struggles on the scales have forced Wilson (8-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA), a top featherweight contender, up a division to lightweight where he’ll face Alfie Davis (14-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) at Bellator 272. The event will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, December 3. After prelims on MMA Junkie, the main card will air on Showtime.

In addition, a welterweight battle between former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout Kyle Crutchmer (7-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) and former UFC fighter Oliver Enkamp (10-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has been added to the card.

A promotion official informed MMA Junkie of the two bookings Monday and confirmed two previously-announced bouts: Johnny Eblen (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) vs. Collin Huckbody (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), and Dan Moret (15-6 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Ricardo Seixas (9-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), the latter of which was first reported by TSN.

Wilson, 24, missed weight for the third time in four fights when he came in 4.4 pounds heavy for his scheduled Bellator 265 bout vs. Adam Borics in August. As a result, the fight was canceled and Wilson announced shortly thereafter his move to 155 pounds.

Despite his struggles with the scales, Wilson has never struggled inside the cage. Wilson, a professional wrestler, has won over Tywan Claxton and Pedro Carvalho.

As for Davis, the United Kingdom-based fighter is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Alexander Shabliy at Bellator 259 in May. This defeat ended a four-fight winning streak.

With the additions, the Bellator 272 lineup includes:

  • Champ Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for featherweight title
  • Jeremy Kennedy vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
  • Johnny Eblen vs. Collin Huckbody
  • Josh Hill vs. Jared Scoggins
  • John de Jesus vs. Keoni Diggs
  • Killys Mota vs. Mike Hamel
  • Levan Chokheli vs. Vinicius de Jesus
  • Tommy Espinosa vs. Jornel Lugo
  • Bobby King vs. Alexander Shabliy
  • Dan Moret vs. Ricardo Seixas
  • Alfie Davis vs. Jay Jay Wilson
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Oliver Enkamp

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