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King Mo To Make MLW Debut At Tonight’s Blood & Thunder Event

On Saturday, MLW announced that Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will make his promotional debut tonight at MLW: Blood & Thunder. The former Strikeforce champion just lost his retirement MMA fight at Bellator 233 to Andrew Kapel by first-round KO.

The following was issued:

King Mo is making the move from MMA to Major League Wrestling and it starts tonight in Orlando.

ORLANDO — MLW today announced Muhammed King Mo” Lawal will make his Major League Wrestling debut tonight for MLW: Blood & Thunder at GILT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

The event has a special matinee bell time of 4:00pm with doors opening at 3:00pm to the general public.

Fans can buy tickets now at

A former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, the 6′ tall 217 pound fighter is a member of the prestigious America’s Top Team under the guidance of Dan Lambert.

No stranger to the sport of pro wrestling, King Mo is a lifelong fan making his pro wrestling debut in 2012.

With 21 wins in MMA (13 by KO), the former NCAA Division 1 wrestler and Bellator fighter now looks to write a new chapter of his combat sports career as he enters an MLW ring and it goes down tonight in Orlando.

“King Mo is a world class athlete,” said MLW Court Bauer. “we look forward to seeing King Mo bringing his talents to MLW. From the iconic walkouts to being an outspoken and important voice, there is only one King Mo and we’re honored to have him throwdown in MLW starting tonight.”

King Mo walked out to the ring last night for his final MMA fight wearing an MLW T-shirt with the MLW logo on his shorts as he competed in his MMA retirement bout.

Witness the debut of King Mo live in Orlando TONIGHT. But your tickets today at:

Ticket prices range from $20-$50 with a limited number of Platinum Packages also available.