'King Mo' Lawal pauses brief retirement, returns at Bellator 233 (1 Viewer)


5x Pick 'Ems Winner
Site Donor
'King Mo' Lawal pauses brief retirement, returns at Bellator 233

Muhammed Lawal (21-9 MMA, 10-6 BMMA) is going to step into a cage one more time.

Bellator officials confirmed to ESPN.com that the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion has elected to return from a retirement he announced earlier this year to face promotional newcomerAndrew Kapel (14-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a 195-pound catchweight bout.

The matchup has been booked for Bellator 233, which takes place Nov. 8 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

Lawal, 38, suffered three consecutive losses before deciding to hang it up following a failed bid for the Rizin FF light heavyweight title in April. While MMA retirements rarely seem a permanent decision, Lawal told ESPN that his return will most certainly be a one-and-done.

“My last one,” Lawal told ESPN. “My final one.”
With the addition to the card, Bellator 233 now includes:
  • John Salter vs. Costello van Steenis
  • Andrew Kapel vs. Muhammed Lawal
  • Christian Edwards vs. Cesar Gutierrez
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Sean Clements

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Members online

UFC 251 Usman vs Burns

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

So, who is going to vote for Kanye? :>
Sing to the death rattle la, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie..
Tyrannicide forms the historical, political, and ethical foundation of democratic order.
Cloud Strife to USA: "yeah.. you owe me a pizza."
thumper wrote on DOCTOR's profile.
Yoink! man what would we do without @DOCTOR posting events?

Forum statistics

Latest member