“King Mo” one of the rare breed

PRO MMA (promma.info) first spoke with King Mo back in November ’08, the day after he defeated Fabio Silva at Sengoku’s Sixth Battle. Mo had only one professional MMA bout under his belt when he fought Silva, on the other hand, Silva had been fighting professionally since 2003 with fifteen fights and eleven wins to his credit. Mo dismantled the veteran via TKO just seconds into round three.

Probably even more impressive was Mo’s first professional fight which was taken on short notice. Mo got the call to go to Japan to fight Travis Wiuff at Sengoku’s Fifth Battle in September 2008.

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World Victory Road’s SENGOKU 7 airs live on HDNet Friday March 20

World Victory Road’s SENGOKU: SEVENTH BATTLE will take place this Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Yoyogi National Stadium, Second Gymnasium, in Tokyo, Japan. U.S. MMA fans can watch the event LIVE on HDNet beginning at 3:00AM ET/12:00AM PT this Friday. Join us right here at PRO MMA (promma.info) early Friday morning as we will be featuring live round by round coverage of the event.

SENGOKU 7 features the opening round of its Featherweight Grand Prix. There are eight fights with sixteen fighters participating in the tournament. L.C. Davis, Hideki Kadowaki, and Nam Phan are just a few of the featherweights who will be competing. Also featured on the card are two non-tournament bouts with rising prospect “King” Mo Lawal taking on Ryo Kawamura and James “The Colossus” Thompson vs “Big” Jim York. Here is the complete line-up:

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King Mo, “I’d love to fight in Affliction”

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) caught up with undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal shortly after the Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning card. The Team Quest affiliate was in attendance for Affliction’s sophomore effort and gave his thoughts on a few bouts.

“King Mo” (3-0) weighed in on the WAMMA heavyweight title bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski and believed Arlovski had been performing well in the fight up until a Emelianenko right hand.

“Andrei Arlovski had a great game plan and was doing a great job boxing. It would have been better if he would have stuck to the outside. Arlovski did a great job moving and he made a mistake when he went for that knee, a terrible mistake, but hindsight is twenty-twenty. He had him backing up and it was the perfect time to throw the knee.”

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SENGOKU – No Ran 2009 results & live play by play

Go HERE for the Sengoku: Seventh Battle  live round-by-round updates and results. (This particular article below came after Sengoku: Sixth Battle and is referred to as Sengoku: No Ran 2009.  Sengoku: Seventh Battle took place on March 20, 2009.)

Stay tuned to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) as we bring you live play by play coverage for SENGOKU “NO RAN 2009” from Saitama, Japan.

Here’s the lineup for Sengoku – No Ran 2009:
Lightweight Championship bout: Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka
Middleweight Championship bout: Kazuo Misaki vs. Jorge Santiago
Light heavyweight bout: Sanae Kikuta vs. Hidehiko Yoshida
Heavyweight bout: Antonio Silva vs. Yoshihiro Nakao
Lightweight bout: Sergey Golyaev vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Heavyweight bout: Dave Herman vs. Choi Mu Bae
Light heavyweight bout: Muhammed Lawal vs. Yukiya Naito
Lightweight bout: Maximo Blanco vs. Seigo Inoue
Light heavyweight bout: Hidetada Irie vs. Minoru Kato

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Sengoku “Seventh Battle” preview (1-04-09)

World Victory Road’s SENGOKU “Seventh Battle” takes place tonight at 1:00 a.m. CST in Saitama, Japan. We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be providing real time round-by-round coverage of the event. It will host the creation of the first two Sengoku champions.

Sengoku 7 is headlined by “The Fireball Kid,” Takanori Gomi vs. Satoru Kitaoka for the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. Gomi will have his hands full against the undefeated submission specialist who has put away such MMA greats as Carlos Condit, Kurt Pellegrino, and Paul Daley.

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King Mo gets opponent for a stacked Sengoku 7

Muhammed Lawal, better known to MMA fans as “King Mo” has received an opponent for World Victory Road’s “Sengoku 7” set to take place on January 4, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

King Mo is 2-0 in professional MMA competition. The collegiate wrestling superstar stepped into the MMA ring for the first time back in September against the highly experienced Travis Wiuff at Sengoku 5. Mo quickly defeated Wiuff with a first round TKO in a light heavyweight matchup.

Five weeks later King Mo was back in the ring at Sengoku 6, this time at a middleweight 185 lbs. taking on Chute Boxe’s Fabio Silva. Once again Mo proved he was more than just a wrestler with a third round TKO over Silva.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 2: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs. Wrestling

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs. Wrestling
When Brock Lesnar faces the winner of UFC 92’s interim heavyweight championship bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria and Frank Mir, an age old question in MMA will be asked again.

Which martial art holds the bragging right of being called the best starting base for a mixed martial arts competition? This is a point that has been contested since as far back as fans can remember.

Royce Gracie made the case in the early UFC tournaments that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the supreme discipline by showcasing BJJ’s superiority over traditional martial art techniques. Gracie’s ground display introduced the martial arts community to the importance of submissions and grappling.

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