Muhammed Lawal was supposed to fight Tom DeBlass at Bellator 123, but now, Tom DeBlass had to pull out of that fight and Lawal will fight Marcus Sursa at the event. Bellator officials said that bout agreements have-not been signed and thus, the fight isn’t yet official.
King Mo (12-4 MMA, 4-3 Bellator) is known for his character and his fighting. Really his name should be King Mo instead of Muhammed because that is what he is famous for. He has 9 knockouts, zero submissions and 3 decisions. He has been knocked out twice, but never submitted. In only his second fight in Strikeforce, he beat Gegard Mousasi via Unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Nashville on Apr / 17 / 2010. He lost the title in his next fight against Rafael Cavalcante via 3rd Rd TKO at Strikeforce – Houston on Aug / 21 / 2010. He won his next fight against Roger Gracie, then a no contest against Lorenz Larkin. He made his Bellator debut against Przemyslaw Mysiala which he won via 1st Rd TKO at Bellator 86 on Jan / 24 / 2013. He lost to Emanuel Newton via 1st Rd KO at Bellator 90 on Feb / 21 / 2013.
Lawal got a two fight winning streak going when he beat Seth Petruzelli via 1st Rd KO at Bellator 96 and then a TKO victory over Jacob Noe at Bellator 97. He lost to Emanuel Newton via Unanimous decision at Bellator 106 on Nov / 02 / 2013. In his next fight he beat Mikhail Zayats via Unanimous decision at Bellator 110 on Feb / 28 / 2014. Mo is coming off a lose to Rampage Jackson at Bellator 120 where he lost by unanimous decision.
The show takes place on September 5th in Uncasville, Connecticut with the main card airing on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com.
Bellator 123 goes down on September 5th in Uncasville, Connecticut. The prelims will air on Spike.com and the main card will air on Spike TV. This is the same card that will go head to head with UFC Fight Night 50.