Tonight’s Bellator 86 marked the long awaited promotional debut of the light heavyweight star, King Mo Lawal. Out of action for over a year, King Mo finally stepped into the Bellator cage in the opening round of the season eight light heavyweight tournament. The fight lasted less than four minutes but that was all the time needed for the former Strikeforce champion to make a statement.
With Bellator finally in HD and the world paying attention, we've got some serious firepower on deck for Bellator 86 this Thursday. A welterweight tournament winner will get his shot at the title as another 170lb. tourney begins, plus the debut of King Mo makes this a night to remember.
The first month of 2013 starts out pretty slow in regards to MMA. Fans don’t get a major event until the second Saturday of the month when Strikeforce bids farewell with one final event on January 12th. It’s not until the third week when things really begin to pick up as Bellator’s eight season kicks off on Spike, The Ultimate fighter 17 begin and back to back Saturdays of UFC action.