Bellator 86 LIVE results and play-by-play

Bellator 86 takes place this evening from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Ben Askren puts his welterweight title on the line against Karl “Psycho” Amoussou. In addition to the title fight there are five tournament bouts on the card including the Bellator debut of King Mo.

The first prelim fight kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will stream live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 10 p.m. ET and will air live on Spike TV.

Pro MMA Now’s Guide to Bellator 86

Bellator Fighting Championships is looking to continue their momentum after making their debut on Spike TV last week. On Thursday, Bellator 86 goes down at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. and features a title fight, the first round of the welterweight tournament and the debut of former Strikeforce champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

Interview: King Mo on Bellator debut, TNA wrestling, potential bout with Rampage, boxing vs. Kimbo Slice

ProMMAnow.com’s Dan “The Wolfman” caught up King Mo Lawal and his boxing coach Jeff Mayweather last week at Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif. Mo talked about his upcoming Bellator debut which takes place this Thursday on Spike TV. He also discussed his pro wrestling training for TNA Impact, which he calls “harder than MMA”, and he and his boxing coach Jeff Mayweather shared their opinion on the idea of a boxing match between Mo and Kimbo Slice, and fighting Rampage Jackson in the Bellator cage.

Video: King Mo drops sparring partner in preparation for Bellator debut

So much for “what happens in the gym, stays in the gym” — just a week-and-a-half before Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is set to make his Bellator debut at Bellator 86 in Oklahoma, this video has surfaced of Mo dropping his sparring partner at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.

Bellator announces Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Bracket for January 17

The Bellator MMA promotion has announced its Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Bracket as the promotion gets ready to make its Spike TV debut in 2013.