Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal earned the win against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson when all three of the judges’ card scored in favor of Lawal in the MMA fight held at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. Back in 2014, Jackson won via controversial decision and now it is time to settle the rivalry between them.
The brawl between the two mammoths went on for three rounds, with Lawal gaining the upper hand for most of the rounds. In the first round Lawal gets the upper hand, but Jackson was able to come back in the second round. The third round goes to Lawal and he wins by unanimous decision from the judges.
“Jackson’s conditioning is hard when fighting nearly 50 pounds over your normal fighting weight. Jackson didn’t have enough gas in the tank to overcome his exhaustion as Lawal took the momentum back in the third and final round, earning the nod on the cards,” stated by Bleach Reporter.
“With two minutes to go, Jackson turned the tables and went for his own takedown. But Lawal sprawled out of it and landed punches on Jackson’s back. Lawal started winging punches with 1:20 left and was connecting when Jackson appeared to be gassing out. The two threw punches down the stretch, but neither man went down before the bell,” stated by MMA Junkie.
What is next for Lawal?
Lawal’s next opponent would be the newly-signed Ryan Bader at Bellator 180, which would take place on June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ryan Bader wants to challenge the Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis but he would need to prove himself first by winning a match against Lawal.