N/A
KO (Punches)
1:22
(Unaired)
89.2
TKO (Punches)
13:02
      The first round was a somewhat uneventful boxing match, where Prochazka controlled most of the exchanges. The second round was a repeat of the first, where they mostly just boxed with each other, with Prochazka using his range, and Lawal looked like he was still having trouble getting started. I have Prochazka ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
      Prochazka continued to chip away at Lawal in the final round while using his range effectively. Lawal tried to work some wrestling, but still looked like he forgot to fill his tank before this fight, so his shots were slow and weak. Prochazka was landing almost everything he threw, and Lawal looked absolutely lost. Prochazka finally dropped Lawal with 2 minutes left in the final round, and he's the new Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion.
90.9
TKO (Punches)
10:53
      McGeary threw a few long strikes, he was picking apart Lawal on the feet, and then Lawal took him down halfway through the round, but couldn't hold him down, so they reset, and went back to McGeary picking apart Lawal with his long ranged boxing. I'm giving that first round to McGeary.
     McGeary continued to beat the shit out of Lawal with his boxing and a lot of leg kicks in the second round, and it looked like he had him rocked a few times, but Lawal was given a chance to recover due to an accidental eye poke. Lawal shot for a takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, McGeary stuffed the shot, and blasted him with a lengthy series of BRUTAL elbows to the side of his head. Lawal eventually completed the takedown, but he absorbed a ton of damage while mostly just wasting his energy. McGeary is ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     McGeary continued to beat up Lawal with his boxing to start the final round. Lawal just didn't seem into this fight at all, and McGeary looked sharp with his striking. McGeary dropped Lawal with some big punches and a head kick, he was going to do the walk off KO, but the referee was sort of slow to respond, so McGeary blasted Lawal with an uppercut on the ground, and that's all she wrote. That's a fantastic win for Liam McGeary.
89.3
KO (Punches)
0:15
      King Mo just came back from having hip surgery or something, and he was claiming that he was on another level or some shit at this point. Bader came out, punched him in the face, and the fight was over. King Mo went face first to the canvas, he sort of turtled up, Bader punched him repeatedly, and the fight was stopped. That was a big win for Ryan Bader, and the fastest finish in this tournament so far.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      The heaviest I've ever seen Rampage fight, is 225, which was his last fight against Satoshi Ishii, which I didn't honestly consider that one to be a real fight. He came into this rematch against Mighty Mo, at a whopping 253 pounds. With that being said, he wasn't very aggressive at the start of the fight, and two minutes in, Mo was able to take him to the ground. They stood back up a few seconds later, but Mo kept him pressed against the fence, and battered Rampage with a series of uppercuts. Mo dumped him to the ground again with a minute left in the round. Round one clearly goes to King Mo Lawal.
      The second round had Mo trying to take Rampage to the ground, and it was mostly just an entire round of stalling, but Rampage unloaded on him in the last half of the round, and rocked the shit out of Mo, so even though Mo was pushing for a takedown for probably 4+ minutes of that round, I thought Rampage did far more damage with his boxing, so I'm giving that round to Rampage just to keep the fight interesting. Rampage even threw him to the ground with 20 seconds left in the round.
      The final round still had Mo shooting for shitty takedowns, while Rampage bashed in the side of his head with hard elbows against the fence. They both traded wild punches with 90 seconds left in the round, but they both looked exhausted, so I'm not sure how much power they had left to finish each other at that point. By the end of the final round, Mo looked like he was going to puke, and Rampage looked SOMEWHAT proud. I'm giving this fight to Rampage, 29-28, mostly because he was looking for the finish, and Mo was literally just hugging him. All 3 judges disagreed with me, and gave the unanimous decision victory to King Mo Lawal.
90.7
TKO (Punches)
6:41
      King Mo came out wearing his wrestling shoes. They traded a few solid shots, and then King Mo scored a takedown 30 seconds into the opening round. King Mo spent a couple of minutes beating up Cro Cop with punches on the ground, from inside his guard. The referee stood them up halfway through the round. King Mo shot for another takedown, but Cro Cop stuffed it this time. Cro Cop landed some decent strikes, and they both started sliding around the ring. Mo shot for another takedown with a minute left in the round, and Cro Cop stuffed that shot as well. The final 30 seconds of the round had both guys trading strikes wildly, and then Cro Cop stuffed another shot in the final few seconds. King Mo probably won that round, but it was a close round.
     The second round had both guys trading some decent strikes, King Mo shot for another takedown 90 seconds into the round, Cro Cop stuffed that shot as well, he unloaded with some heavy punches in the corner, he rocked Mo, dropped him, unloaded with some heavy left hands on the ground, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. That was a fantastic finish by Cro Cop, against a pretty legit contender. I have to admit, I wasn't that excited about this event, going into it, but after watching all of the fights, this was a fantastic night of fights, and I'm pretty stoked for the tournament finals in two days. Cro Cop vs. Baruto in the next round?
87.0
Decision
15:00
      King Mo took down Ishii in the first round, and beat him up for a while. When they stood back up, King Mo landed the better punches on the feet as well. The second round was more of the same, with King Mo beating up Ishii a little bit, he took him down, and did the grinding thing until the end of the round. Ishii threw some shitty strikes in the third round, King Mo danced around like an idiot, and then took him down again halfway through the round. Ishii REALLY isn't a very good fighter, and the fact that he's still fighting in Bellator is disappointing to me. King Mo on the other hand, is a pretty solid fighter, but nobody really looks GREAT when fighting Ishii, so this fight ended up turning into another 15 minute grindfest, leading to the clear unanimous decision victory for King Mo, in an extremely meaningless fight.
90.0
Decision
15:00
      Davis spent the first round circling around King Mo, picking him apart with front kicks and jumping punches, while Mo was clearly looking for the perfect counter, which never really happened. Mo threw a few big punches late in the round, but for the most part, Davis seemed more active to me, so I scored the round for Davis.
     Mo came out aggressively in the second round, blasted Davis with some big punches, and took him down, but Davis shot back up to his feet almost immediately. Davis threw a head kick and almost tripped himself in the process. Davis landed a groin shot, and then the rest of the round was spent with both guys trading strikes at an even pace, with Mo getting clipped in the groin again. Davis clearly had more active footwork, but Mo was hanging in there with his power strikes. I'm going to call this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     King Mo came out swinging bombs again to start the final round, but Davis quickly went back to using his footwork & boxing to pick apart Mo on the feet. Davis rocked Mo 3 minutes into the final round with some slick punches, and then took him down. Mo tried to stand back up, and Davis took his back, dragging him back to the ground. Davis went for a Kimura from side control, transitioned into an armbar, and King Mo broke free, ending up on top. They stood back up, and Davis continued to blast Mo with heavy shots. Mo threw everything he had left in the final 30 seconds, but it wasn't enough to win back the round. I scored this fight 29-28 for Davis, even though I WANTED Mo to win, and all 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to Phil Davis, with two of them giving him all 3 rounds.
91.2
KO (Punch)
5:09
      Jiri was able to use his awkward movements on the feet to throw King Mo off a little bit early in the fight, which allowed him to land a few decent strikes, but Mo was eventually able to take him down, which allowed King Mo to unload some ground & pound, with big punches to the body & head of Jiri. They stood back up around the halfway mark of the first round, they danced around for a few seconds, and then Lawal planted Jiri flat on his face with a heavy right hand to the jaw. Awesome win for King Mo, and in my opinion, this puts him pretty high up there in the rankings, based on the number of wins he's racked up over the past year & a half since losing a close decision to Rampage Jackson at Bellator 120. Since then, Rampage has nearly fallen off the face of the Earth, and Lawal has been punching everyone on Earth, in the face, and putting them on their asses. I look forward to seeing what's next for King Mo Lawal.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      King Mo spent most of the first round taunting Aukstuolis, while punching him in the stomach with jabs, and then stepping back and dancing around. Aukstuolis looked like he was still waiting for the fight to start, and King Mo looked like he was waiting for an opening to finish the fight. Neither fighter had a real strong lead after the first round, but I scored it for Lawal, based on being slightly more aggressive, and quite a bit more entertaining. Aukstuolis was throwing punches that would kill a normal man in the second round, and King Mo responded by picking him up and dropping him on his head. Aukstuolis popped right back up, but it didn't take long for King Mo to trip him and take him down again. From that point forward, King Mo basically punched Aukstuolis until time ran out. Solid unanimous decision win for King Mo, even though I would have obviously much rather seen another quick KO victory. King Mo moves on to the Grand Prix final, which I think is supposed to happen later tonight?
91.4
KO (Punches)
9:10
      Lawal stayed on the outside for a few seconds, before shooting in and completing a takedown, 30 seconds into the fight. They popped right back up a few seconds later. King Mo lifted McDermott into the sky, and dumped him on the ground for a second takedown in the first minute of the fight. King Mo then spent the next 3-4 minutes punching McDermott in the face with short solid punches. McDermott fought his way back to his feet, only to get taken down a third time, as King Mo continued to punch him in the face on the ground. McDermott fought his way back to his feet again, and threw a leg kick, and slid around for a few seconds. Fortunately for Lawal, he had wrestling shoes on, so King Mo wasn't slipping at all. in the final 90 seconds of the first round, King Mo started to unload on McDermott with some hard punches while standing, boxing the shit out of him before eventually knocking McDermott the fuck out with a massive right hand. Really strong performance by King Mo, who moves on to the next round in the Grand Prix tournament, with the next fight taking place 2 days from now.
89.8
Decision
10:00
      Vassell started this fight by working his jab, but then he got rocked by Lawal with a massive punch, which knocked him to the ground. Vassell recovered, and then shot for a takedown, but Lawal shrugged it off. Lawal continued to blast Vassell in the face with big punch combinations, and it didn't look like Vassell could even see the punches coming at all, doing a really poor job with his defense. Vassell continued to work his jab, and landed a few decent shots, but every time Lawal touched him, he rocked Vassell. With a minute or so left in the round, Vassell started working some leg kicks, and continued to throw sloppy punches, and King Mo unloaded on him, rocking him, knocking him to the ground, King Mo slipped, and they both started swinging wildly, and slipping all over the place. The first round goes to King Mo Lawall. The second round was more of the same, with Vassell working his weak jab, and Lawal rocking him a few times with big power punches. With a couple of minutes left in the round, Vassell got a HUGE slam, but he got sloppy on the ground, and Lawal got back to his feet, took Vassell down, and then basically stalled out the rest of the round. King Mo moves on to the next round of the tournament.
88.4
Decision (Split)
15:00
      The first round was pretty boring, until King Mo secured a takedown, and wrestled Kongo around for a couple of minutes. Kongo started the second round by chasing King Mo, and looked really sloppy in the process, eventually resulting in Kongo getting pressed up against the cage, and eventually taken back down to the ground. King Mo is the King of Lay & Pray. This fight had the potential to be fun, but Kongo has lost his magic as of late, and King Mo is boring as shit. Kongo beat up Lawal a little bit in the final round, chasing him down and throwing slow strikes, but Mo was able to take him to the ground again, where he laid on top of Kongo for the rest of the round. This was an easy fight to score in my opinion. 30-27 in favor of King Mo. I have absolutely no idea how anyone scored this fight for Kongo, unless they just confused the two fighters, since they look somewhat similar from a distance.
89.0
TKO (Punches)
10:39
      This was a very one-sided ass beating. King Mo shot for a takedown early in the first round, and launched Vedepo across the cage. Once he got on top, he beat the living shit out of Vedepo for the next 10 minutes or so, eventually finishing him with brutal punches early in the third round. Really great performance by King Mo, but I don't necessarily consider Vedepo a contender at all, considering I've only seen him fight twice (in the UFC) and he lost both fights.
88.3
TKO (Punches)
6:13
      This was a decent win for Muhammed Lawal. He's one of the few fighters that I've heard a lot about over the years, but never really watched him fight until his lackluster main event fight against Rampage at Bellator 120. So here we are again, with King Mo, once again, wrestling Jacoby for most of the first round, but the second round he landed some bombs, knocking Jacoby to the ground, where he was able to pound on his face until the referee was forced to stop the fight. So yeah, I like King Mo, but I'm still not entirely sold on his skills as an elite fighter at 205 yet. I'll still keep an eye on him though.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      Well, I guess to be honest, this fight went about as expected. I WANTED to believe this fight would be amazing, explosive, and really brutal. Instead, Rampage looked tired, King Mo took him down repeatedly, clearly won the first round, the next two rounds were close, but I gave them both to Rampage SLIGHTLY, because he landed more strikes and did more damage, even though his wrestling defense looked awful. But yeah, to be honest, I thought this fight was kind of lame, especially for the main event of a pay per view. It'll have to take something pretty spectacular to get me to come back and review another Bellator event in the near future. It wasn't a BAD event, it just felt a little too much like TNA Wrestling. Sort of that "lower end" backyard brawl sort of vibe. I'm glad this event is over now.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      I didn't really enjoy this fight at all. I thought King Mo won most of the rounds, by pressuring Zayats, landing a few decent shots, and grinding out the decision. Zayats landed a few decent strikes, but for the most part, this fight was kind of boring, and even had the crowd booing for a good portion of it. I know a lot of people think this fight was closer than I thought it was, but I agreed with all 3 judges, giving the fight to King Mo, 30-27.
89.7
Decision
25:00
      King Mo pretty much dominated Newton in the first round with his wrestling, taking him down, and holding him against the cage for a good portion of the round. Newton landed some decent strikes, but he really was outshined by the wrestling of Lawal. King Mo looked decent in the second round, trying to work his wrestling game some more, but newton did a good job hitting him with strikes, and outscoring him just a little bit, evening out the scorecards going into the third round. The third round was a pretty even round, with Newton working his kicks, and Lawal working his boxing. They were both slowing down significantly by the end of the round, but I thought Newton did enough to win the round. The fourth round was another kind of slow round, with Newton picking apart Lawal with his kicks. He showed a good variety of kicks, which made it hard for Lawal to counter with any takedowns or punches. If I didn't know any better, I might think that King Mo assumed he was winning, because he didn't even really TRY to win the fourth round. So yeah, going into the final round, I had Newton up on the scorecards, 3 rounds to 1. The final round was a pretty decent round, with both guys trading, Newton sticking to his kicks, and King Mo trying to get more aggressive with his boxing. King Mo stole that final round with his wrestling in the final 30 seconds or so, but I still scored the fight in favor of Newton, 48-47. All 3 judges gave the fight to Newton, 49-46, making him the new interim Light Heavyweight Champion.
90.1
TKO (Retirement)
12:51
      King Mo shot in for a takedown early in the first round, smothering Noe against the cage, where he took him down repeatedly, draining the energy out of Noe. They stood back up, and King Mo blasted a wild takedown shot from across the cage, throwing Noe to the ground again. Noe REALLY needs to work on his takedown defense. The second round started, Noe threw some punches, and Mo took him to the ground again, with ease. Mo beat the shit out of him for a while, and then Noe went for an armbar, but Mo just punched his way out of that as well. King Mo continued to pound on Noe for the rest of the round, clearly dominating the entire fight for the first 10 minutes or so, maybe even earning a 10-8 round in that second round. Noe was clearly exhausted coming out for the third round. King Mo went straight back to the ground again in the third round, beat the shit out of Noe, popping open a mouse under Noe's left eye, causing blood to completely cover the face of Noe. King Mo took the fight to the ground AGAIN around the halfway mark of the second round. Noe looked at the referee and said he couldn't see, King Mo punched him a few times, and the referee stopped the fight. Really solid performance for King Mo Lawal.
90.4
KO (Punch)
1:35
      Petruzelli threw a few kicks, and King Mo took him to the ground. Once they were on the ground, Mo beat the shit out of him with some basic ground & pound, and then knocked him unconscious with an atomic bomb of a diving right hand, that looked like a typical bullet to the head, headshot from a videogame or some shit. Awesome quick victory for King Mo, against a guy that I don't really take very seriously at all.
91.2
KO (Spinning Back Fist)
2:35
      This was a pretty good kickboxing match while it lasted, with both guys landing some pretty soliid shots. It was a fairly even round, with Lawal waiting to counter, and Newton moving forward, and then Newton unloaded a badass spinning backfist with his left hand, and Lawal was knocked unconscious, and fell down slowly, like a tree that just got chopped down. That was a massive upset, and a GREAT win for Emanuel Newton.
89.5
TKO (Punches)
3:52
      King Mo spent the first 3 minutes or so of this fight picking apart Mysiala with his boxing, throwing a punch and backing out, throwing a punch and backing out. Mysiala's face was a bloody mess pretty early on, but King Mo showed some solid patience, not really making any mistakes at all. Mysiala eventually got tired of getting hit, and started swinging wildly, nothing landed, King Mo blasted him with a beautiful crisp right hook, Mysiala fell to the ground, and waved off the fight. Decent win for King Mo, even though I've never heard of Mysiala.
89.7
NC (Overturned by NSAC)
6:32
      King Mo took the fight to the ground in the first round, and beat up Larkin for the duration of the round. He took him back down again at the start of the second round, ending up in Larkin's guard, where he pounded on his face with big punches, that were making a loud popping noise, and the fight was stopped, as Larkin was pretty much unconscious by the end of the fight. Really nice win for King Mo Lawal. It just sucks that they overturned the decision, and declared it a no contest, because King Mo was on steroids. BUT! When it comes down to it, he still beat Larkin's ass, so for the time being, I'm going to give Mo the victory points, since I feel like the result would be the same if they were to fight again.
88.5
KO (Punches)
4:33
      This fight was a slow boxing match for the first 4 minutes, with neither fighter really looking to engage. Gracie had a significant reach advantage, so it looked like Lawal was a little nervous to move in on him. King Mo then blasted him with a big right hook out of nowhere, knocking Gracie flat on his face. He followed it up with a couple of bonus shots, but yeah, this fight is over, and the referee stepped in to stop the fight. Great KO victory for King Mo Lawal, even though the fight sucked up until the final 10 seconds or so.
92.7
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
11:14
      OH SHIT! King Mo started this fight, battering Feijao with punches, and then he clinched with him against the cage, scooped him up, and dropped Feijao on his head. Awesome start for King Mo in the first round. Feijao scored a few points with his boxing, and leg kicks, but for the most part, the first round was all King Mo. Feijao landed some really nice kicks in the second round, but again, King Mo grabbed his leg, and flipped him onto his head, and then beat him up from the clinch against the cage. Feijao did a good job throughout the fight throwing a spinning back elbow to escape the clinch though. The first two rounds go to King Mo. The third round started with Feijao launching missiles, exploding all over Mo's head, pretty much knocking him out around the one minute mark of the third round. That was an AWESOME win for Rafael Feijao, handing him the first loss of his career. This was a pretty awesome fight by both fighters, and possibly the biggest win of Feijao's career, earning him the Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Championship.
89.9
Decision
25:00
      King Mo took Mousasi to the ground a couple of times in the first round, and pretty much controlled him on the ground the entire time, beating up Mousasi with punches, but King Mo started to look tired by the end of the first round. The second round was more of the same, with King Mo securing multiple takedowns, and beating up Mousasi, but this time, Mousasi was doing some pretty decent damage from his back, throwing punches & upkicks. By the end of the round, Mousasi was back on his feet, and he was climbing on Mo's back, looking for the rear-naked choke, but he ran out of time. The second round featured more of King Mo taking Mousasi to the ground, and laying on top of him, beating him up a little bit. The fourth round was the same thing, again, King Mo on top, Mousasi sort of getting beat up. King Mo sealed the deal about 30 seconds into the fifth round, where he shot through with a spear takedown, which basically means that the rest of the fight consisted of him on top, beating up Mousasi. HUGE victory for King Mo Lawal, ending Mousasi's insane 15-Fight winning streak, but... It wasn't the most exciting show King Mo has ever put on. Pretty solid fight overall though.
89.5
KO (Punches)
3:08
      This fight was kind of slow paced, with both guys clinching, and kind of testing their strength, but not a lot of action at first. King Mo then landed a big punched, knocked Whitehead on his ass, and then he followed it up with some brutal punches on the ground, knocking Whitehead out cold. Another nice performance by King Mo Lawal, and a great Strikeforce debut.
89.1
Decision
15:00
      King Mo Lawal is kind of like what Kevin Randleman should have been. He's an amazing wrestler, who also has really solid striking. I don't just mean strong strikes because he has big muscles, but King Mo is actually a really skilled boxer. With that being said, he dominated Kawamura here with his wrestling, and beat the shit out of him on the ground for most of the fight. He also did a fair share of his King Mo style taunting as well, which is always amusing. The rest of the fight was the same story, King Mo securing takedowns, and controlling Kawamura from the clinch, while simultaneously beating him up with big punches & knees on the ground. Another impressive performance for King Mo Lawal.
89.3
TKO (Punches)
3:54
      Naito landed some nice leg kicks, but ultimately, he got destroyed by Lawal's boxing, as Lawal threw random punch combinations, nearly knocking Naito's head off on multiple occasions. Punches to the body, punches to the head, Lawal pretty much handed Naito his ass. There were a few ammusing "taunts" from both fighters, but again, Lawal got the best of Naito there as well. With about a minute left in the first round, Lawal crushed Naito was some brutal boxing, knocking him down, and finishing him off on the ground. Nice performance by King Mo Lawal.
89.2
TKO (Punches)
10:41
      King Mo pretty much controlled Silva for the entire fight round with random takedowns, and some decent ground & pound, landing some big punches to the head of Silva. The second round was more of the same, but this time King Mo looked more like Kevin Randleman, taking the fight to the ground, and landing some hard knees to the head of Silva. The third round was the same thing again, King Mo took the fight to the ground, and then he started dribbling Silva's head off the ground like a basketball, by punching him in the face repeatedly while Silva's head was hanging outside of the ropes. Nice showing by King Mo Lawal.
88.6
TKO (Punches)
2:11
      This fight started out as kind of a slow paced boxing match, with both guys throwing single strikes, but then King Mo landed a big punch, rocking Wiuff backwards against the ropes, where Mo was able to take him to the ground easily, finishing him off with a series of punches on the ground. Nice MMA debut by King Mo Lawal.