“King Mo” Lawal turned to his wrestling and clinch game to earn a decision win over “Rampage” Jackson tonight at Bellator 175.
Jackson managed to tag Lawal with a couple of heavy punches during the bout, but the latter controlled much of the fight with his grappling, and received the UD victory.
Following the headliner, Bellator announced that Lawal will take on UFC vet Ryan Bader at its New York City card, June 24th.
Lawal and Jackson also fought in 2014, and “Rampage” won the tightly contested bout via decision.
Here are the main card results for tonight’s card, which took place in Rosemont, Illinois.
“King Mo” Lawal def. “Rampage” Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Marcos Galvao via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sergei Kharitonov def. Chase Gormley via KO (punches) R1, 3:55
Noad Lahat def. Lloyd Carter via technical submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:50
Steve Kozola def. Jake Roberts via KO (punches) R1, 0:28