Muhammed Lawal

MMA Fighter

Muhammed Lawal was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States on January 11th, 1981 and is the MMA Fighter. At the age of 43, Muhammed Lawal biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 11, 1981
United States
Place of Birth
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
43 years old
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Amateur Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist, Professional Wrestler
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Muhammed Lawal Life

Muhammed Lawal (born January 11, 1981), also known as "King Mo," is an American professional wrestler who has signed to Major League Wrestling and a former mixed martial artist.

He was last signed to Bellator and Rizin FF (through Bellator's alliance with Bellator) and is a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion and Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, making him a two-time world champion.

He has competed for World Victory Road and M-1 Global as a professional wrestler, and has worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a professional wrestler.

Early life

Lawful was raised by a single Muslim mother who was with his siblings. Growing up Lawal began wrestling at Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas, and was the first male wrestler to compete in wrestling. As a junior Lawal won a state title in the Greco-Roman event, while also finishing as a state runner-up. After defeating 171 pound favorite Barrett Lidji during his senior season, Lawal went undefeated and became the state champion. Lawal has also competed in football, winning All-District awards as a linebacker during his junior season and as a wide receiver in his senior season. In addition, the postal service was sent a letter.

Lawal went on to wrestle at the University of Central Oklahoma in NCAA Division II wrestling. In 2001, he finished in second place in the country and in 2002, he became a national champion. Lawal's senior year at Oklahoma State University advanced to Division I. In 2003, Lawal became a Big 12 Conference champion and Division I All-American for Oklahoma State, where he finished third in third place for the 197 pound division. That year, Lawal was also the national champion of the university freestyle movement. After graduating from college, Lawal continued his wrestling career at the senior level. In 2004, he competed in the newly formed Real Pro Wrestling Championship and became the champion of the 184 pound weight class.

In 2005, 2006, and 2008, he captured the Senior National Championship in freestyle wrestling three times in the United States. He also represented the United States in the 2005 World Wrestling Championships, finishing seventh in 7th place. He controversially lost his match to Sazhid Sazhidov of Russia because he was suspended a point of passivity with just 1 second remaining in a match he was defending, earning Sazhidov the victory. Revaz Mindorashvili will be the gold medalist at these tournaments, while wrestler Lawal has lost.

Lawal was the top-ranked wrestler in the United States in the 84 kilogram division for more than three years. After barely surviving in the 2008 Olympics after being unable to find a position, Lawal decided to enter the world of mixed martial arts. Andy Hrovat, who was favored a spot, was denied admission to the Games.

Personal life

The parents of a law enforcement immigrant from Nigeria are immigrant. Lawal was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Abdullah is his younger brother and Aminat is his younger sister. The three children were raised by a single mother, "My mother (Nike Rouseau) really raised us all." My dad was never around." When Lawal was twenty years old, Muhammed's father committed suicide.

Lawal was diagnosed with Staphylococcus following knee surgery in the aftermath of his battle with Larkin. The lawful had a fever of 103 degrees, and the infection ate away at portions of his hip and legs. I was ripped right away. I had an eight-pack. But I can't because of my hip bone. I took a look at my leg, and it seemed like those zombies from The Walking Dead. "I feel like I looked death in the eye, but I survived."


Muhammed Lawal Career

Mixed martial arts career

Lawal defeated Travis Wiuff, a veteran of 66 fights at the time, knocking him out in the first round.

Lawal defeated Fábio Silva in the third round by strikes at Sengoku 6, 2008, defeating him in the third round.

Lawal defeated Yukiya Naito 2009 at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009, defeating him in the first round with punches.

Lawal defeated Ryo Kawamura by a majority vote on March 20, 2009 at Sengoku 7. Lawal, who was going for the distance for the first time, attributed his success to a knee injury suffered about a week before the battle, "I kinda tweaked it around [with Dean Lister] and tried to recover it as best as I could before the fight."

Mark Kerr of M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough triumphed on Aug. 28, 2009, for the first time on US soil against him. Lawal defeated Kerr by a technical knockout 25 seconds into the match.

Lawful had signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, a U.S.-based company. The deal allowed him to continue fighting in the Japanese circuit, where he had earned his notoriety.

Strikeforce: Evolution Lawal defeated Mike Whitehead three minutes and eight seconds into round one via KO (punches). With eased hands and heavy counter punching, the law was enforced, and Whitehead was arrested with a strong right, which barred him from entering the room. The referee was forced to call a halt by three punches, which caused him to call the referee to call off the match.

Lawal defeated Gegard Mousasi by a majority decision on April 17, 2010 in the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.

On August 21, Lawal defeated Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship in Houston, Texas, beating Rafael Cavalcante by TKO due to punches and elbows of 1:14 of round 3.

After undergoing surgery to repair a knee injury, the law was out of service before mid-2011.

On July 30, 2011, the police had been scheduled to face Roger Gracie at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. Gracie, on the other hand, pulled out of the bout in late June due to a traumatic injury. The match was postponed for Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov on September 10, 2011, and Lawal won by KO in the first round.

Lawal thrashed Lorenz Larkin in a straight victory, defeating him at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine via second-round KO. However, Lawal tested positive for anabolic steroids (Drostanolone) and as a result of the banned drug, the fight's result has been reduced to a no contest, though Lawal's license will be suspended for one year. After a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on March 27, 2012, his suspension was reduced to nine months.

Following remarks he made on Twitter about Pat Lundvall after his appeal for a drug test, the law was suspended from Strikeforce. "She asked if I did research for my education," the solicitor replied. I didn't get what she meant by the question, but she rolled her eyes and asked, "Do you speak English?"

Can you read?'

The woman's words offended me, and I felt I was disrespected by her words. How can you tell a college educated, well traveled man if he can speak or read English? I'm speaking English right in front of you, and I've been speaking English right in front of you for the past 15 minutes." Lawful later released an apology to Lundvall, claiming, "I was out of place for calling the woman the b-word and I was incorrect for that." I was actually outraged by the remarks, I was offended by the remarks made against me and thought I was out of line. I was too emotional. I'm sorry for that. With that being said, I'm still feel I was offended, but I'm in the wrong for what I said."

Lawal had signed a deal with Bellator Battle Championships in May 10, 2012.

Lawal made his Bellator debut as a participant in the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament on January 24, 2013. He beat Przemys law Mysiala in the quarterfinal round by right hook. On February 21, 2013 at Bellator 90, Lawal met Emanuel Newton in the semifinals. Despite being a big favorite, Lawal lost via KO due to a spinning back fist in the first round.

On June 19, 2013, Lawal faced Seth Petruzelli in the first round of a 4-man tournament at Bellator 96, who was credited by a punch in full guard at 1:35 of the first round.

In the light heavyweight tournament final, Lawal next met Jacob Noe at Bellator 97. He earned the Bellator 2013 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament by TKO due to punches in round three.

On November 2, 2013, Lawal faced Emanuel Newton in a rematch for the Interim Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. 106 A law enforcement agency was disqualified by a unanimous decision.

On February 28, 2014, Bellator's ten light heavyweight tournament began. In the semifinals at Bellator 110, he met Mikhail Zayats and won the match by unanimous vote. In the tournament final for a championship shot, he met Quinton Jackson. He was disqualified by a contentious unanimous decision.

On September 5, 2014, Muhammed Lawal had been scheduled to face Tom DeBlass at Bellator 123, but Tom DeBlass was forced to leave the game due to a knee injury. At Bellator 123, Lawal was supposed to face Marcus Sursa, but instead they met Dustin Jacoby. In the second round, Lawal defeated the opposition by TKO.

On November 15, 2014 at Bellator 131, Lawal was set to face Tom DeBlass again. Deblass had been suspended during training and had to withdraw from the match, but on November 1, it was revealed. Joe Vedepo would eventually meet law enforcement. In the third round, he was able to win via TKO due to punches.

On February 27, 2015, Lawal faced Cheick Kongo in a heavyweight brawl at Bellator 134. He won the battle by a split decision.

Next week, Lawless was the next participant in Bellator's one-night light heavyweight tournament at Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 on September 19, 2015. He met Linton Vassell in the first round and was deemed unanimously. However, Lawal was unable to progress to the finals due to a rib injury.

On May 14, 2016, Lawal met Phil Davis at Bellator 154. The match would determine the next challenger for champion Liam McGeary. He lost the election by a unanimous vote.

On December 16, 2016, Bellator 169 welcomed Satoshi Ishii. He gained the fight by a unanimous decision.

On March 31, 2017, Lawal faced Quinton Jackson in a rematch at Bellator 175. He won the fight by a unanimous decision, reversing his previous loss to Jackson. It was announced at Bellator 180 that Lawal would face Ryan Bader at Bellator 180. However, Lawal pulled out of the match in April and was replaced by Phil Davis.

On October 20, 2017, lawful was supposed to face Liam McGeary at Bellator 185. However, he did not participate in the match on October 2 due to an undisclosed injury.

On May 12, 2018, Bellator 199 defeated Ryan Bader in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix for the Bellator Heavyweight championship. Just 15 seconds into the first round, he was eliminated via TKO.

At Bellator 213 on December 15, 2018, the lawful confronted former Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Liam McGeary. In the third round, he was disqualified by TKO.

Lawal will represent Bellator in the 8-man tourney at New Year's Eve Rizin card in Japan on November 6, 2015. Mark Godbeer, the BAMMA heavyweight champion, was initially supposed to face Brett McDermott, but he eventually met Brett McDermott. Lawal defeated them in the first round after being knocked out. On December 31, 2015, he met Teodoras Aukstuolis in the semi-final round and was awarded by unanimous decision after two rounds. Lawal qualified in the tournament finals against Ji Procházka and gained the fight by knockout in the first round.

Lawal returned to Rizin FF as a participant in the Openweight Grand Prix on December 29, 2016, bringing an injured Wanderlei Silva back to action against Mirko Cro Cop. In the second round, Lawal defeated Cro Cop via TKO.

Professional wrestling career

Lawful was a committed wrestling fan from an early age. Lawal was offered a job by the professional wrestling group World Wrestling Entertainment shortly after graduating from college. Lawful spent a week at Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE's growth territory, before ultimately refusing the contract and pursuing a career in mixed martial arts.

Lawal also signed a separate deal with Bellator Wrestling (TNA), with the intention of simultaneously pursuing careers in mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. According to a lawman, he expects to appear with TNA "two or three times a month" or whenever they want to book me" and that "I will not be doing shows or taping." It was revealed in September 2012 that Lawal would train as a professional wrestler at Ohio Valley Wrestling, now TNA's growing territory in Louisville, Kentucky. On the October 4, 2012 episode of Impact Wrestling, Lawal made his first appearance in TNA. At the Bound for Glory pay-per-view on October 14, 2012, he went on to act as a special guest enforcer for a street brawl between Bobby Roode and James Storm.

On the September 24, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling as a heel, King Mo defeated Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray, and Devon, as well as Teaming with Team Dixie and Dixie Carter. King Mo was suspended from Team Dixie in late 2014 due to his absence from TNA.

King Mo said, "I've always been MMA 100%" when asked when he'll appear again for TNA in February 2015. I'll be in attendance if they call me. If they order me to do something, there is nothing going on in wrestling right now." Mo announced his departure from TNA on July 20, 2015.

King Mo was able to save him from being placed in The Masterlock after a leg lock submission, effectively ending the Masters tap out.

King Mo would return to Impact Wrestling and be in Lashley's corner for his Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship match at Slammiversary on June 27, 2017.

During his last fight for Bellator on November 8, 2019, Mo wore an MLW shirt. Following the announcement, he had signed a specific deal with the promotion and would be making his debut for the promotion at the next television taping. He won his first match for the promotion, which aired on MLW Fusion's Thanksgiving episode via submission.


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