Watch King Mo knock out Seth Petruzelli at Bellator MMA 96 *VIDEO*

Bellator Fighting Championships kicked off their Summer Series 2013 in a big way Wednesday night LIVE on Spike TV from the Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. In the main event Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal silenced the critics with a devastating first round starching of “Kimbo Killa” Seth Petruzelli, who had been taunting and mocking King Mo in the weeks leading up to their light heavyweight tournament semifinal bout.

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral retirement ceremony at Bellator 96 *Video*

MMA veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral officially retired from the sport of of MMA after a third round TKO loss against Jacob Noe at the Bellator 96 event that took place Wednesday night. Sobral retired right in the middle of the cage in a move that no one knew about until he started the process. Check out the heartfelt ceremony as a warrior for many years realizes it’s time to hang up the gloves and does so just minutes after his final fight ended

Bellator MMA 96 LIVE results and play-by-play

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Bellator MMA 96 takes place this evening at Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The event kicks off Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series and features light heavyweight and heavyweight tournament semifinal bouts. King Mo makes his return against Seth Petruzelli and War Machine makes his Bellator debut against Blas Avena.

The Bellator 96 full card

Just when you thought there wasn’t any MMA to watch for the rest of June, Bellator 96 sneaks in your back door and slaps you right in the back of the neck on Wednesday, June 19. This event will mark the beginning of the 2013 Summer Series which will feature light heavyweights and heavyweights.

Dave Jansen injured, David Rickels now faces Michael Chandler at Bellator 97

A new bout has been formed for Bellator 97 as lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s (11-0) opponent for Bellator 96, Dave Jansen (19-2), has suffered an ACL injury, which has forced him to withdraw from their scheduled matchup. Chandler will now face David Rickels (14-1) at Bellator 97, which takes place at the Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 31.

Bellator Summer Series kicks off June 19; full card announced

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Bellator MMA kicks off their Summer Series on Wednesday, June 19 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 96 features a lightweight title fight between champion Michael Chandler and challenger Dave Jansen, as well as the first round of the heavyweight and light heavyweight Summer Series tournaments.