Bellator 175: Muhammad Lawal decisions Rampage Jackson, eyes Ryan Bader next
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (21-6-0) evened the score against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-12-0) Friday evening at Bellator 175 by taking a unanimous decision win at the Allstate Arena in Rosemount, Ill.
Lawal used the clinch and takedown to neutralize the striking of Rampage, who faded down the stretch despite landing his fair share of strikes and even takedowns late in the fight.
The judges scored it 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28.
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Lawal announced afterwards plans to fight new arrival Ryan Bader (22-5-0), a former TUF winner and light heavyweight contender in the UFC.
In other bouts:
EMMANUEL SANCHEZ DEF MARCOS GALVO VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
SERGEI KHARITONOV DEF CHASE GORMLEY VIA KO R1 3:55
NOAD LAHAT DEF LLOYD CARTER VIA SUBMISSION R2 3:50
JOAQUIN BUCKLEY DEF JUSTIN PATTERSON VIA UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
TIM CHO DEF JOSHUA HARDWICK VIA TKO R3 2:43
MANNY VASQUEZ DEF NATE WILLIAMS VIA UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
JAMES BOCHNOVIC DEF MATT PAUL VIA SUBMISSION R1 4:30
DAMAIN NORRIS DEF TOM SHOAFF VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
MIKE DELAVEGA DEF BRIAN AKINS VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
ADAM MACIEJEWSKI VS PRINCE MCLEAN
TOM HOLDER VS JOSH STREAKER
CORY GALLOWAY VS DAVID GARCIA
ASEF ASKAR VS JAMES ESPOSITO
MAX FUENTES VS BRANDON SHELHART