MMA Live: 4-8-10 – UFC 112 preview *VIDEO*

Franklin McNeil, Stephan Bonnar, and Jon Anik break down Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia, B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar, and the rest of the “UFC 112: Invincible” card, which takes place this Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Also, King Mo Lawal checks in before his Strikeforce title fight against Gegard Mousasi next week on CBS.

Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington confirmed for “Strikeforce: Nashville” preliminary card

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville MMA fighter Dustin Ortiz (1-0) will be facing Justin Pennington (0-0) on the preliminary card of “Strikeforce: Nashville.” Sources close to the event confirmed to Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) that bout agreements have been signed by at least one of the fighters. Ortiz recently made his professional debut at “Gameness Fighting … Read more

Shooto Brazil, UFC 102 undercard, M-1 Global, and NAAFS picks

Mo Lawal faces Mark Kerr Friday night in Kansas City at M-1 Global Breakthrough.

Recap
I said last week that there would be no excuse for a bad week, and I came through in spades. I went 10-0 with 3 NCs, which brings my overall record to 24-5 (5 NC). For those keeping track at home that is an 83% picking rate. This week should be a little tougher as we take a look at cards from the UFC, M-1 Global, Shooto Brazil, and NAAFS. As always, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion in the comment section.

Shooto Brazil 13
Siyar Bahadurzada (14-4-1) vs. Leandro Silva (14-5)
In this contest for the Shooto 183-pound world title, Sengoku veteran Siya Bahadurzada will have a clear edge in the striking department. Expect him to be able to land shots from the outside, but Silva will be able to get takedowns and implement a top game. Silva will not have the submission game to finish the fight, but he should get enough takedowns to take the fight and the title.
Pick = Leandro Silva

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Full 12-bout card finalized for “HDNet Fights Presents M-1 Global Breakthrough”

Kansas City, Kansas – With less than one week to go until Friday’s “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH” event live from the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, M-1 Global officials have released the final 12-bout card.

With six televised bouts scheduled to air during the HDNet telecast (10:00 p.m. ET, check local listings for channel availability) plus a special sparring exhibition between M-1 fighters Fedor Emelianenko and newly-crowned Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, a five-bout undercard has been assembled for the local crowd planning to attend (doors open at 7:00 p.m. CT).

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International fight fans get their chance to watch Fedor and Mousasi live on Internet PPV

Amsterdam, Holland – With final preparations being made for “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH” on Friday, August, 28, M-1 Global announced Thursday that the International feed of the event will be available on Internet pay-per-view via M-1Global.com and Mixfight.ru.

“HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH” will be headlined by the United States debut of former NCAA All-American “King” Mo Lawal as he takes on former PRIDE and UFC star Mark “The Smashing Machine” Kerr.

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New video chronicles Mo Lawal’s U.S. homecoming at “HDNet Fights Presents M-1 Global Breakthrough”

As an amateur wrestler in the United States, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal was a former NCAA Champion, a former NCAA All-American, and a one-time Olympic hopeful. However, to die-hard mixed martial arts fans, Lawal has become known as a future MMA mega-star thanks to his 4-0 pro MMA record that has been compiled in Japan. But on Friday, Aug. 28 in Kansas City at the historic Memorial Hall and live on HDNet, Lawal will fight for the first time on U.S. soil against former NCAA Champion Mark Kerr at “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH.”

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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