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Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

Bellator 96: “King Mo” Lawal KO’s Seth Petruzelli

"King Mo" Lawal (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

“King Mo” Lawal got back on the winning track tonight in Thackerville, Oklahoma, as the former Strikeforce champ knocked out UFC vet Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96. The victory comes approximately four months after Lawal was stopped by Emanuel Newton, with a highlight reel, spinning backfist at Bellator 90.

With the win, Lawal will move on to face Jacob Noe in the promotion’s “Summer Series” light-heavyweight tournament finals, as he stopped Renato Sobral in round three. The UFC vet Sobral, who has now lost two straight and is 2-3 in his last five, announced he was retiring after the bout.

Here are the results for tonight’s Bellator 96 card.

Light-Heavyweight Tournament

“King Mo” Lawal def. Seth Petruzelli via KO at 1:35 of R1

Jacob Noe def. Renato Sobral via TKO at 3:32 of R3

Heavyweight Tournament

Ryan Martinez def. Rich Hale via knockout (punches) at 2:19 of R1

Jacob Noe def. Renato Sobral via TKO at 3:32 of R3


War Machine def. Blas Avena via TKO (strikes) at 3:55 of R1

Damon Jackson def. Keith Miner via TKO (strikes) at 2:00 of R1

Raphael Butler def. Jeremiah O’Neal via TKO (strikes) at 2:57 of R1

Brandon Halsey def. Joe Yager via split decision (30-28, 28-30, 30-28)

Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Justin McNally def. Steven Artoff via verbal submission (triangle choke) at 2:44 of R1


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:05 pm
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