TNA’s “King Mo“ (9-2 MMA, 1-1 BFC) made his return to the cage Wednesday night for Bellator MMA. Mo was able to defeat Seth Petruzelli (14-7 MMA) in the semifinals of the Summer Series Light heavyweight Tournament. Mo picked up the win via KO at 1:36 in the first round.
The 95-second victory came as a result of an early takedown from Lawal, who worked his way inside of Petruzelli’s punches and kicks to put “The Silverback” on his posterior. Though Petruzelli initially did well to fire off short punches from the open guard, Lawal eventually stood up and threw his opponent’s legs to the side before raining down a wrecking ball of a right hand that instantly turned out Petruzelli’s lights. Apparently realizing the blow had accomplished its intended task, the former Strikeforce champion declined to follow up, instead walking away from his unconscious foe.
The performance grants “King Mo” passage to the Summer Series light heavyweight tournament finals, slated to take place July 31 at Bellator 97.
Bellator released the following video of King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96 last night: