Following their light heavyweight tournament semifinal wins at Bellator 110 Friday night, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and King Mo Lawal nearly came to blows inside the Bellator cage live on Spike TV. Mo won his bout over Mikhail Zayats via unanimous decision, while Rampage defeated former champ Christian M’Pumbu via first round KO. Rampage and Mo will now meet in the tournament finals later this season.
Bellator will kick off their Season 10 middleweight tournament beginning March 28 from Utah’s Maverick Center as Brett Cooper battles Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove in the semifinals. And on April 4, Season 8 winner Doug “The Rhino” Marshall takes on American Top Team’s Dan “Cosmo” Cramer in the other semifinal match-up from the Reno Events Center.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was vocal about his displeasure with the UFC after leaving and traditionally hasn’t been the easiest guy to work with. However, it seems the former UFC light heavyweight champ is right at home in Bellator (at least for now) — so much so that he agreed to enter their tournament — and even fight two men at once if it came down to that.
Pro MMA Now reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with Bellator frontman Bjorn Rebney following Saturday’s Bellator 106 event in Long Beach, Calif. Rebney gave his take on the night’s action including Eddie Alvarez’s win over Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus’ win over Pat Curran, Emanuel Newton’s win over King Mo and all the rest.