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Bellator 96 provided plenty of fireworks and first round finishes at the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma. Vitaly Minakov and Ryan Martinez each earned first round technical knockouts to advance to the finals of the Summer Series heavyweight tournament. Minakov remains undefeated as needed just 32 seconds to dispatch Ron Sparks while Martinez pounded out Rich Hale.
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Jacob Noe earned their spots in the light heavyweight tournament final. Noe engaged in a hard fought bout with Renato “Babalu” Sobral before notching third round technical knockout. Following the fight the respected veteran Babalu announced his retirement from competition. Lawal provided the highlight of the night with a vicious knockout of Seth Petruzelli at 1:35 of the first round. Lawal scored a takedown then worked above Petruzelli’s guard while avoiding upkicks. Lawal threw Petruzelli legs to the right as he dove in to deliver a brutal right hand that instantly put Petruzelli to sleep.
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What does Seth Petruzelli (pictured) now have in common with Renato “Babalu” Sobral? This past Wednesday’s Bellator 96 event marked the final time the veterans would compete in a mixed martial arts fight. While Babalu announced his retirement inside the cage immediately after losing to Jacob Noe, Petruzelli called it quits via Twitter on Friday morning. “I want to thank...
The big question coming into tonight's Bellator Summer Series debut was how would King Mo come back from Emanuel Newton's stunning spinning back fist that knocked him out of the Season 8 Bellator light heavyweight tournament. Would Mo go back to relying on his NCAA Division II wrestling credentials that got him to where he is today? Or would he stand and trade with the &...
To say Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (pictured) has had a roller coaster career in Bellator MMA would be an understatement, and it’s only been three scraps in a matter of five months.
The coveted free agent kicked things off with a bang by posting a quick TKO victory over Przemyslaw Mysiala in January. However, Lawal was derailed in the light heavyweight tournament semifinals when...
TNA’s “King Mo“ (9-2 MMA, 1-1 BFC) made his return to the cage Wednesday night for Bellator MMA. Mo was able to defeat Seth Petruzelli (14-7 MMA) in the semifinals of the Summer Series Light heavyweight Tournament. Mo picked up the win via KO at 1:36 in the first round.
The 95-second victory came as a result of an early takedown from Lawal, who worked his way inside of Petruzelli’s...
Bellator released the following video of King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96 last night:
Bellator MMA returns tonight with its first event in the Summer Series as King Mo Lawal meets Seth Petruzelli in the opening round of the light-heavyweight tournament.
Bellator 96 will take place at WinStar World Casino with the first fight taking place at 6 p.m. EST and streaming live on theflyingkneemma.com The televised portion of the night will begin at 8 p.m. EST and will air...
Bellator 96 takes place Wednesday inside WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Tonight’s event will showcase all four light heavyweight quarterfinal matchups. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Seth Petruzelli headline the show.
Spike.com streams the prelims live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT, while Spike TV broadcasts the showcase bouts at 10PM ET/PT.
Here are the official...