It was one of 2013's most stunning images -- unheralded Emanuel Newton catching an unconscious Muhammed Lawal in his arms. For some, suffering such a shocking defeat would become the stuff of nightmares. But not for the man they call "King Mo."
MMAmania.com will be your home for the Bellator 96 weigh-in results live as they happen. Bellator 96 features the Summer Series light heavyweight and heavyweight semifinals as well as the debut of War Machine.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger speaks with Bellator light heavyweight standout King Mo Lawal about his budding professional wrestling career, responding to his critics and going back to his roots in this exclusive interview.
The list of fighters to vacate wins and lose time on suspension just because of marijuana grows longer every month. But following its big announcement over the weekend, the UFC is taking steps to repair a broken system.
Seth Petruzelli isn't going to be a stepping stone for Muhammed Lawal when they hook 'em up for the Bellator 96 event at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on June 19, 2013. Find out why "The Silverback" is so "pissed off," inside.
In addition to the 155-pound championship main event of Michael Chandler vs. Dave Jansen, the Bellator 96 full poster also includes familiar names such as Muhammed Lawal, Seth Petruzelli, Renato Sobral and War Machine.
Almost a year ago, Spike, Bellator and TNA, a pro wrestling company, made the announcement that King Mo Lawal had signed to be a part of both companies. Since that time, Lawal has gained a healthy respect for wrestlers, before debuting Wednesday..
Bellator MMA will return with its Summer Series this June as Lightweight champion Michael Chandler looks to defend his belt against season seven tournament winner Dave Jansen. Also on tap, a four-man Light Heavyweight tournament begins with King Mo.
When Ronda Rousey makes her UFC debut on Saturday night, it will be one of the most talked about first-time appearances for anyone in company history. But looking at other much-heralded debuts, it is hardly a guarantee of long-term success.