Two lightweight prospects moving in opposite directions will collide in California.
Undefeated Carrington Banks will put his 7-0 record on the line against Adam Piccolotti on the main card of Bellator 199 at the SAP Center in San Jose on May 12, officials told MMA Fighting.
A former Ultimate Fighter contestant, Banks has gone 7-0 in his pro career including wins in all three of his Bellator appearances. In his most recent outing at Bellator 184 last October, he won a unanimous decision over Steve Kozola to hand “Thunderbeast” his first loss.
Piccolotti also fell from the ranks of the unbeatens last year, losing by first-round submission to Goiti Yamauchi in September and then following that with a unanimous decision loss to David Rickels at Bellator 189 the following December. Prior to those consecutive setbacks, the 29-year-old Californian was 9-0.
Also added to the May 12 show is a preliminary bout between women’s featherweights Janay Harding and Amber Leibrock. Australia’s Harding (3-3) was recently tied to a Dana White Tuesday Night Contender’s Series bout, but had to miss that opportunity due to visa issues. She faces Leibrock, an Invicta FC veteran who went 2-1 in that promotion.
See the updated Bellator 199 card below:
Ryan Bader vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley
Carrington Banks vs. Adam Piccolotti
Janay Harding vs. Amber Leibrock
James Terry vs. Danasabe Mohammed
Brandon Hester vs. Diego Herzog
Mark Climaco vs. Daniel Oseguera
Elias Anderson vs. Hyder Amil
Josh San Diego vs. Nohelin Hernandez
Dominic Sumner vs. Tom Oswald
Khai Wu vs. Cass Bell
Josh Paiva vs. Adam Antolin
Justin Tenedora vs. David Rivera-Cruz