King of Sengoku – PRO MMA exclusive interview with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Ryo Kawamura came to the SENGOKU 7 press conference with his King of Pancrase belt slung over his shoulder and carried another one of his title belts under his arm. All the accolades and awards did nothing to help Kawamura when he stepped into the ring against “King Mo,” Muhammed Lawal on Friday, March 20, 2009 in Tokyo.

It was Mo’s fourth professional bout and it was Kawamura’s fifteenth. However, to the untrained eye watching the fight, one would swear Mo was the veteran. The Oklahoma State wrestling champion had his first pro MMA fight only six months ago and he is now headlining arenas in Japan in front of tens of thousands of fans. That is not normal.

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King Mo at Sengoku 7 post-fight press conference

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeated Ryo Kawamura at SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE in Tokyo Japan on Friday, March 20, 2009 by unanimous decision. In this video from the SENGOKU 7 post-fight press conference, King Mo answers questions for the Japanese media. Mo reveals he had a knee injury going into the fight and also says he … Read more

SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE – LIVE round by round updates and results

World Victory Road’s SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE is live at Yoyogi National Stadium Second Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, March 20, 2009. PRO MMA (promma.info) is providing live round-by-round updates and summary of the event. The first round of a Featherweight Tournament is featured as well as two non-tournament bouts featuring James Thompson taking on Jim York and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal taking on Ryo Kawamura in the main event.

Quick Results:
Nick Denis def. Seiya Kawahara by TKO (punches) rd.1
Ronnie Mann def. Tetsuya Yamada by unanimous decision
Chan Sung Jung def. Sinataro Ishiwatari by sub. (RNC) rd.1
Masenori Kanehara def. Kim Jong Man be unanimous decision
Marlon Sandro def. Matt Jaggers by sub. (side choke) rd.2
Michihiro Omigawa def. L.C. Davis by unanimous decision
Jim York def. James Thompson by TKO (punch) rd.1
Nam Phan def. Hideki Kadowaki by KO (punch) rd.1
Hatsu Hioki def. Chris Manuel by submission (armbar) rd.1
Muhammed Lawal def. Ryo Kawamura by unanimous decisoin

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Sengoku: Seventh Battle weigh-ins

SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE takes place Friday, March 20 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. All fighters successfully made weight for the event. The main event fighters, King Mo and Ryo Kawamura exchanged words at the weigh-ins: “Tomorrow, against a huge, dangerous opponent, and all the beautiful queens of his kingdom, a lone Japanese guy is going to that kingdom to attempt a coup d’état. Watch out,” Kawamura dramatically proclaimed to chuckles of approval.

“Man, that was funny,” responded a smiling Lawal. “I feel like what he said, it was cool, it was funny, but it ain’t true. There’s only one true king, and that’s King Mo, and I’m going to prove that by beating up this boy, [Kawamura], on my left.”

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Sengoku Seventh Battle Preview

The featherweights continue to get a big push. Two weeks ago DREAM held the first round of their featherweight tournament, and this week Sengoku’s participants will take to the ring. This tournament may not have the big names like DREAM, but it remains stocked with plenty of young talent and the winner should make an impact on the world rankings.

Tournament Bouts:

Hatsu Hioki (17-3-2) vs. Chris Manuel (6-0-2)
The literal “poster boy” for the tournament is also the favorite. Hatsu Hioki is a world ranked fighter, and also the TKO champion. Over the course of his career he has defeated top fighters like Hideki Kadowaki, Jeff Curran, and Mark Hominick twice. He is truly an ace on the ground, which was made apparent by his guard passing dominance against Baret Yoshida. Yoshida may not have an impressive record, but he is a multiple time ADCC competitor and one of the best lighter weight grapplers on the planet. Hioki sometimes forgets his ground dominance and stands up too much. If he is going to win the tournament he needs to stick to his bread and butter.

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Video cram session for Sengoku Seventh Battle

PRO MMA (promma.info) is back with another video cram session.  Two weeks ago DREAM had their featherweight tournament, and now it is Sengoku’s turn.  The fighters may not be as well known, but that is why it is always alright to cram. In this edition check out a freestyle match from King Mo’s wrestling days, the slam that put Shintaro Ishiwatari on the map, L.C. Davis’ stunning head kick, and more.

Sengoku’s Seventh Battle takes place this Friday, March 20th and will air live on HDNet. PRO MMA (promma.info) will provide a full preview of the fight card, weigh in results, as well as round by round live fight results and updates during the live broadcast. 

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