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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 my family, friends, fiancé and fans for being by my side these past 13 years plus of my MMA career,” Petruzelli wrote. “Every time I fought it was to please and excite you but most of all make you proud of me. Up until a couple years ago it pleased and excited me as well. That is where I went wrong, for the past couple years I have been fighting for the wrong reasons, I don’t have the desire or drive to fight like I used to and the past couple fights have shown it. So at this point in my life I would like to officially announce my retirement from the sport of MMA. “Competing has been a part of my life since I was 6 years old, now I would like to put more of an effort into seeing my students/fighters do the same and making my gym grow and flourish. MMA has taken me around the world, let me meet the best and worst of people and made me feel like the brightest star but also like a black hole at times. ..and I have no regrets because I did it all my way.” Petruzelli ends his 13-year professional career on a two-fight losing skid. He was KO’d by Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal on Wednesday. “The Silveback’s” claim to MMA fame, outside of going 0-4 in the UFC, was in 2008 when he essentially brought down EliteXC by upsetting Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in merely 14 seconds.
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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 &...
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.
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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.
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King Mo KOs Seth Petruzelli
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
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...