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 ( 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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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 ( 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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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 ( 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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End of the road for Takanori Gomi

On December 31, 2005, the last right hook of a devastating combination landed and ended the night for Hayato Sakurai.  With the victory, Takanori Gomi, “The Fireball Kid,” was declared the Pride 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix Champion.  His impressive journey to the championship cemented him not only as one of the top lightweight fighters, but also as a top pound for pound fighter.  Despite only being three years ago, that night seems like a distant memory.

Fast forward to now and Gomi is hanging on to just a thread of respectability.  Last November, Sergey Golyaev finished what Nick Diaz started.  Although controversial, Golyaev took the decision victory and pushed Gomi that much closer to the edge.  Many thought that Gomi had done enough to take the decision over the unknown Golyaev, but unlike in Las Vegas, this time luck was not on his side.

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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 ( 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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