According to a Jan. 25 report from Yahoo! Sports, Bellator 86 lived up to the excitement of the promotion's previous fight card, as "King Mo" Lawal delivered a spectacular knockout that got the crowd on its feet.
Celebs from around the world have been spotted at Bellator MMA events since the promotion moved to Spike TV.
Jay and Silent Bob, Frank Shamrock, "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Harold Perrineau are just some of the many A-listers who have been spotted at Bellator MMA events lately. Jay and Silent Bob are well-known for their hilarious comedic stylings.
Celebs like Jay and Silent Bob have been loving the Bellator MMA fights, and performances like that of Lawal.
It was all Lawal from the start, as his opponent, Prezymslaw Mysiala, was bleeding from the nose just seconds into the fight.
Lawal, a well-known wrestler, decided to keep the fight standing, and he pumped up the crowd with stiff jabs that left his opponent rattled.
In other Bellator 86 action, Douglas Lima sent Michail Tsarev to an early shower by taking out his legs with a barrage of kicks. Referee Jason Herzog mercifully called a halt to the bout 1:44 into round two when Tsarev had trouble getting to his feet. Lima advances into the bracket’s semifinals.
The other Bellator 86 fight that appeared on the televised Spike TV portion of the evening was Ben Saunders vs Koffi Adzitso.
Judges Todd Anderson, Dan Mathisen and Don Turnage each scored the contest 30-27 in favor of Saunders after the UFC vet imposed his will on his opponent for three grueling rounds.
In other Bellator 86 action, Ben Askren took out Karl Amoussou.
Askren dominated his opponent, Karl Amoussou, for three rounds, before the ringside physician mercifully called a stop to the bout before the fourth frame.
Amoussou's right eye had swelled shut, and he had multiple cuts all over his face.
Askren's last six fights in Bellator went the distance, and it was his first finish since 2010. It appears that Askren is finally a well-rounded mixed martial artist, as he now has heavy hands to back up his wrestling.
“I told you guys that it was just a matter of time before my hands got some power in them,” Askren said. “I dominate positionally, and my hands [have] power too. Welterweights anywhere in the world better watch out, I’m coming.”