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Lawal Dominates Satoshi Ishii In Dublin

It didn't take long for Satoshi Ishii to feel the power of veteran fighter Muhammed King Mo Lawal early in the heavyweight main event of Bellator 169 at the 3A Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

It didn’t take long for Satoshi Ishii to feel the power of veteran fighter Muhammed King Mo Lawal early in the heavyweight main event of Bellator 169 at the 3A Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Lawal (20-5) pestered Ishii with strikes, keeping the Japanese Judoka from getting into range and utilizing his judo throughout Round 1. By the end of the first stanza, Ishii was seemingly stuck in time, glaring at Lawal who stood amazed in the middle of the cage with his hands on his hips.

The taunting continued from Lawal and he attempted to draw Ishii (14-7-1) into reaching with a strike he could counter.

Utilizing Ishiis fear of pending strikes, Lawal scored a takedown against the cage with almost two minutes remaining in the round and ground away to the end of the round.


Round 3 repeated the same and Lawal walked away with an easy win on the scorecards by tallies of 30-27 across the board.


Lawal is now riding a two-fight winning streak following a defeat to Phil Davis.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. Having been involved with combat sports since 2005, Rhett began in the Fighter Relations Department of the UFC and World Extreme Cagefighting. Eventually, he became the Site Coordinator for the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. He then founded Fight Services and handled the event and talent logistics for MMA World Series of Fighting, Titan FC, as well as boxing promoter K2 Promotions. Rhett was also a Stage Manager for Showtime Championship Boxing. Currently, Rhett is the lead combat sports and bodybuilding writer, producer, podcaster, and host for The Shadow League. He has also been published in Money Magazine, reported for TIME Magazine and been a freelance writer for UFC.com, MaximumFighting.com, UFC 360 Magazine, Fight Magazine, MMAPayout.com, and Heavy.com. Rhett has hosted lifestyle TV programming in the Washington, D.C. market on the District of Columbia Network (DCN) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) and has been a Play-By-Play Announcer for Monumental Sports Network’s PPV streaming service.