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Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Opponent For Bellator 123 Revealed

Muhammed Lawal

Bellator MMA officials announced that Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (12-4 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) opponent for Bellator 123 is…. Dustin Jacoby (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)

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.

Dustin Jacoby revealed the news via instagram:

“The next big opportunity is here. I will be fighting Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal Sept. 5 in the co-main event for Bellator 123! #EyezOnThePrize #MileHighMilitia”

Here is the updated card:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET):
Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire – for featherweight title
Dustin Jacoby vs. Muhammed Lawal
Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET):
Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado
Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel
Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
Mark Griffin vs. Mike Mucitelli
Pete Rogers vs. Phillipe Martins
Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Matt Bessette vs. Scott Cleve

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.

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