Dustin Jacoby To Fight King Mo At Bellator 123
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.26.2014
MMA Junkie reports that Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (12-4 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will fight Dustin Jacoby (10-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator 123 next month, which is the season eleven premiere. This is Lawal's third opponent for the event. He was originally set to fight light heavyweight Tom DeBlass (9-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) but an injury removed him. Marcus Sursa (13-8 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) was selected as a replacement but has been removed for a currently unexplained reason.
Jacoby revealed the announcement of the fight through Instagram. He wrote: "The next big opportunity is here. I will be fighting Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal Sept. 5 in the co-main event for Bellator 123! #EyezOnThePrize #MileHighMilitia"
The event happens on September 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main card goes against UFC Fight Night 50 and airs on Spike TV after preliminary fights on Spike.com. Jacoby vs Lawal will be the co-main event.
Here's the current card:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET):
Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire – for featherweight title
Dustin Jacoby vs. Muhammed Lawal
Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET):
Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado
Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel
Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins
Mark Griffin vs. Mike Mucitelli
Pete Rogers vs. Phillipe Martins
Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Matt Bessette vs. Scott Cleve