Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal wasn’t upset with his second loss to Emanuel Newton at Bellator 106, though the former Strikeforce champion believed most saw him take three of the five rounds.
“I could have done more,” said Lawal post-fight. “I felt like I did more damage and I hurt him more. He says my knees buckled, but my knees never buckled. I thought I won. It is what it is.”
It wasn’t enough damage and Newton is now the interim light heavyweight champion. In their first encounter, Newton stopped Lawal with a spinning backfist.
There’s a title unification bout in the works with Attila Vegh vs. Newton.
Bellator 106 was yesterday, November 2. Lawal-Newton served as the co-main event and for detailed results from the fight, click here.