Sengoku “Seventh Battle” preview (1-04-09)

World Victory Road’s SENGOKU “Seventh Battle” takes place tonight at 1:00 a.m. CST in Saitama, Japan. We here at PRO MMA ( will be providing real time round-by-round coverage of the event. It will host the creation of the first two Sengoku champions.

Sengoku 7 is headlined by “The Fireball Kid,” Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka for the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. Gomi will have his hands full against the undefeated submission specialist who has put away such MMA greats as Carlos Condit, Kurt Pellegrino, and Paul Daley.

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King Mo gets opponent for a stacked Sengoku 7

Muhammed Lawal, better known to MMA fans as “King Mo” has received an opponent for World Victory Road’s “Sengoku 7” set to take place on January 4, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

King Mo is 2-0 in professional MMA competition. The collegiate wrestling superstar stepped into the MMA ring for the first time back in September against the highly experienced Travis Wiuff at Sengoku 5. Mo quickly defeated Wiuff with a first round TKO in a light heavyweight matchup.

Five weeks later King Mo was back in the ring at Sengoku 6, this time at a middleweight 185 lbs. taking on Chute Boxe’s Fabio Silva. Once again Mo proved he was more than just a wrestler with a third round TKO over Silva.

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PRO MMA exclusive – “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal interview

Muhammed Lawal, affectionately known as “King Mo” is coming off his second win in five weeks after defeating Chute Boxe fighter, Fabio Silva at Sengoku 6 in Saitama, Japan on Saturday.  King Mo is now 2-0 while his two opponents have over eighty fights between them. The King  walked through his opponents while maintaining control … Read more

Slowly but surely; the rise of King Mo

Muhammad Lawal wasted no time racking up his second TKO victory only five short weeks after making his pro debut. “King Mo” finished Fabio Silva in the opening moments of the third round at Sengoku 6 and in turn took another step en route to becoming a top prospect at 205.

He won his first MMA bout by finishing Travis Wiuff with vicious ground and pound at the two minute eleven second mark at Sengoku 5. Rafael “Feijao” and Thiago Silva may be two of the hottest prospects at light heavyweight; however, Lawal is starting to make noise in this division.

Being on Team Quest puts Lawal on the fast track toward improving upon his natural ability. Under the tutelage of Dan Henderson, Lawal’s skill set will excel leaps and bounds. Wrestlers tend to come into MMA with the best starting base for a fighter.

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Kitaoka & Santiago are GP winners at Sengoku 6

World Victory Road’s Sengoku 6 took place on November 1st at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and featured the conclusion of its lightweight and middleweight grand prix.

Not part of the grand prix but serving as definite highlights of the card were “King Mo” Muhammad Lawal and brother of UFC interim HW Champ, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Main Card:
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (15-3) defeats Moise Rimbon via unanimous decision (13-8-3)
“King Mo” Muhammad Lawal (2-0) defeats Fabio Silva (11-5) via TKO (strikes 0:41:R3)
Sergey Golyaev (11-6) defeated Takanori Gomi (29-4) via split decision

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