Who better to welcome the flamboyant fast rising prospect to the United States than the American bad ass himself, UFC and PRIDE vet Don Frye.
The two are set to meet in a heavyweight contest during “M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough“.
The event is scheduled for August 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
News of the bout was first reported by MMAJunkie.com earlier today citing sources close to negotiations.
Lawal stunned the MMA community in September of 2008 at Sengoku 5 when he ran through a veteran of over sixty fights in Travis Wiuff in his professional debut. He fought every two months after that fight, winning his next three in Japan before a knee injury forced him to the sidelines over the last few months.
Frye has gone 4-2 in his last six bouts. He recently bounce back from a first round submission at the hands of Ikuhisa Minowa by catching Rich Moss in a rear-naked choke in May of 2009.