There’s a new sheriff in town at 205 pounds in Strikeforce, as Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal utilized an obscenely superior wrestling ability to manhandle Gegard Mousasi and tear the light heavyweight championship from his waist
Takedowns were the name of the game in the title clash that took place this evening during “Strikeforce: Nashville” live on CBS, with Lawal serving up Mousasi a costly wrestling clinic over the bulk of the five championship rounds between the two. Gegard had no answer for the takedowns of Mo, as the post-fight statistics revealed that Muhammed was succesful in 9 out of 12 takedown attempts.
Lawal improves his record to an unblemished 7-0 with the victory over Mousasi, while Gegard – who had been riding a fifteen fight win streak heading into this evening’s defeat – drops to 28-3 overall.
“Y’all go ahead and boo me, but I’m going to keep on winning. So, thank you to my haters,” said Mo following the bout in response to a brief spurt of jeers from a small chunk of the crowd.