King Mo Going After RIZIN 205 Title

After considering a move to middleweight, Muhammed Lawal has decided to put that on-hold to become the first Rizin FF light heavyweight champion.

Suffering back-to-back losses while fighting for Bellator against Ryan Bader and Liam McGeary, he continues Bellator’s partnership with the Japanese organization facing Jiri Prochazka.

“(I can make) 185, straight up – I’m 204 right now,” Lawal recently told MMA Junkie Radio. “185 is just like right there. So 205, 185, heavyweight – whatever. Money weight.”

The event, set for April 21st at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, will have Lawal return to Japan as part of a talent exchange that saw bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell fight at Rizin 14.

“I’m going to be real with you: Titles, they’re cool I guess, but I just want to get that win,” Lawal said. “I couldn’t care less about the title. Straight up.”

“Me and Jiri fought before, and I beat him, so I guess they’re trying to get some payback on me… They’re going to see what’s up.”

Initial Report: MMAJunkie

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