Sengoku’s King Mo to Strikeforce

Undefeated Knockout Artist and Japanese MMA sensation Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has inked a deal with American MMA promotion Strikeforce, and could be fighting for them as early as December. Apparently his contract is like many that Strikeforce has with their fighters and Mo can continue fighting in Japan. Don’t forget Mo’s strong wrestling background and him winning the first and only season of “Real Pro Wrestling.”

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and could make his promotional debut as early as December, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Lawal has signed on to compete in the light heavyweight division, said the source.

The deal allows the undefeated Lawal, a NCAA Div. 1 All-American wrestling champion for Oklahoma State in 2003 and decorated international competitor, to continue competing on the Japanese circuit. There, the 28-year-old heavyweight has made a name for himself with four straight victories in the Sengoku Raiden Championship (formerly Sengoku) over the last year. Three of those wins have come by stoppage from strikes, while Lawal’s only decision came after he tore his ACL in the first round of his match with Ryo Kawamura at Sengoku “Seventh Battle” last March.


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