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‘King Mo’ Ends Retirement; Booked At Bellator 233

King Mo's retirement from MMA did last long. Back in June, Muhammad Lawal announced his retirement from MMA to take over a coaching role at American Top Team. Yet, he has agreed to come back for one final fight at Bellator 233, ESPN's Ariel Helwani reported. He will be...

King Mo Retires From MMA

Muhammed Lawal, aka King Mo has retired from MMA according to American Top Team. The 38-year-old has been fighting professionally since 2008 and has been a world champion. He has fought in promotions like Strikeforce, Bellator, and RIZIN among others. He has beaten some of the top names in...

Linton Vassell Talks Move to Heavyweight & Time Frame For Return (Exclusive)

We recently spoke with Bellator fighter, Linton Vassell. Linton, who is coming off a bout with Phil Davis at Bellator 200, discussed the bout with Davis as well as his future plans. MMA News: Bellator 200 was little under a month ago now. How are you feeling after the event? There...

Ryan Bader Reveals How Much Weight He’s Added to Get Ready for Heavyweight Grand Prix

Ryan Bader is happy to not cut weight for the first time in his athletic career to compete in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix but that doesn't mean he's suddenly going to look like a different fighter. In fact, Bader says the differences in his size right now and what...

Bellator 199: Bader vs. Lawal Preview

Bellator MMA returns to network television this weekend with Bellator 199. Bellator 199 is set to take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The preliminary card will air online at 7:00 pm EST while the main card will air on Paramount Network...
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Bellator sets Dates, Events for Opening Round of Grand Prix

We've known the bouts for the opening round of the Bellator heavyweight grand prix, but now we know even more. Officials confirmed the dates and venues for the entire quarterfinals, which start with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen on January 20 at Bellator 192. Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson square...
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Bellator Heavyweight GP Kicks Off With Chael Sonnen vs. Rampage Jackson

Chael Sonnen and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will begin the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix this January to crown a new champion. The pairings were unveiled on ESPN Wednesday night. https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/933525244098240517 Along with Sonnen vs. Jackson, Fedor Emelianenko meets former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione takes on Roy Nelson and Bellator...

Bellator Announces 8-Man Heavyweight Tournament Set for 2018

It looks as though Bellator is finally ready to crown a new heavyweight champion next year Following a period of more than three years without a heavyweight title bout, the Californian promotion will change that with an eight-man tournament featuring some expected and some frankly surprising names. MMAFighting confirmed the news...
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Report: ‘King Mo’ Lawal Out of Bellator 185 Fight vs. Liam McGeary

Bellator officials are searching for a new opponent to face Liam McGeary, according to a report by MMAjunkie. McGeary, a former Bellator light heavyweight champion, was scheduled to meet Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at Bellator 185 this month. An injury, though, has knocked Lawal (21-6) out. Bellator 185 goes down...
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‘King Mo’ Lawal, Stephan Bonnar, Lashley All Scheduled for Pro Wrestling PPV

Former Strikeforce champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar and Bobby Lashley will all be included in the upcoming pay-per-view hosted by Global Forces Wrestling in November. Lashley and Lawal will team up to face Bonnar and former NFL lineman Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka on November...
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“King Mo” Unwilling to Pay For Mayweather vs. McGregor ‘Mismatch’

Bellator's Heavyweight contender "King" Mo Lawal does not believe that the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is worth the pay-per-view price  Alternatively, Lawal will watch it via social media: “Me, I’ll wait to watch it on Facebook,” Lawal recently told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m not going to pay $100...
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Bellator 175 Ratings: Lawal-Jackson Post Strong Numbers

Thanks to the name-value of Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Bellator got back on the right track in the ratings. According to a report by Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, Bellator 175 drew 909,000 viewers and peaked at over 1.3 million - the second-best numbers of the...
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Bellator 175 Highlights: “King Mo” Lawal With The Victory

Bellator 175 went down Friday night on Spike and while many former UFC fighters were featured, it was an ex-Strikeforce champion scoring the biggest win. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal defeated Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the main event, avenging a previous decision loss. Complete highlights from the night - including an opening...

Bellator 175 Results: “King Mo” Lawal Handles “Rampage,” Former Champion Falls

Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal didn't let a 40-plus pound weight disadvantage keep him from going on the offensive Friday night, as the former Strikeforce champion defeated Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the main event of Bellator 175. Lawal was able to get revenge on Jackson and position himself to welcome Ryan...

After Ryan Bader, King Mo Wants Winner of Fedor vs. Mitrione

Moneyweight may just be the busiest division in all of MMA. Despite the recent (as in last night) announcement that King Mo Lawal (21–6 (1)) would be facing Ryan Bader (22-5) in the main event of Bellator 180 (prior to the PPV-only Bellator NYC) in June, Mo already has...