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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 'Kimbo Killer' himself, Seth Petruzelli?
It would turn out to be a combination of both. After 'The Silverback' avoided Lawal's first TD attempt in a strange sequence that involved a sprawl, and an accidental headbutt that forced 'Big' John McCarthy to stop the fight for a moment, Mo was able to score the first takedown of the fight. Petruzelli was able to land a couple of shots off his back but it would be a monster right from the King that would finish the fight. Lawal knew what he had done, no more unnecessary shots would be needed, Petruzelli was out and wouldn't be coming to to his senses for quite some time.
Check out this mid-June KO of the year candidate below in GIF form via Zombie Prophet.
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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...
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”...
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...
King Mo delivered a nasty knockout last night to Seth Petruzelli at the latest Bellator event. Here it is incase you missed it. Enjoy.
– TNA talent and MMA fighter King Mo (9-2 MMA, 1-1 Bellator) is scheduled to return to the cage at tomorrow night’s Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator 96) event. The show will take place from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and Mo will be facing Seth Petruzelli (14-7 MMA). Some of you may remember Petruzelli as he knocked out Kimbo Slice in 14 seconds...
A bouncer was collecting a fee for a UFC fight. This group of people was reluctant to pay and the bouncer said “wow that’s cheap”. They got in an altercation at the front desk area.
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King Mo KOs Seth Petruzelli
A talent and MMA fighter King Mo (9-2 MMA, 1-1 Bellator) is scheduled to return to the cage at tomorrow night’s Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator 96) event. The show will take place from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and Mo will be facing Seth Petruzelli (14-7 MMA).
Some of you may remember Petruzelli as he knocked out Kimbo Slice in 14 seconds at an...
Roy Nelson was in Thackerville, Oklahoma to support his training partner and good friend King Mo who finished Seth Petruzelli in the first round via powerful ground and pound at Bellator 96. If Big Country and the UFC can’t come to terms on his next contract we could be seeing him at Bellator events more often.
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King Mo KOs Seth Petruzelli
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 96” took place Tuesday in Oklahoma.
Some of these Bellator fighters must think making weight is optional, as five contestants missed their marks on the scale. Sigh…
Wednesday’s event will showcase all four light heavyweight quarterfinal matchups. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (pictured) and Seth Petruzelli headline the show.