Lawal-Randleman In the Works for Sengoku
"King Mo" Lawal and Kevin
Randleman are in discussions to meet in a light heavyweight
bout on Nov. 7 at Sengoku “Eleventh Battle” at the Saitama Super
Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to sources close to both
Lawal, a NCAA Div. 1 All-American wrestling champion for Oklahoma
State in 2003 and decorated international competitor, quickly
finished a past-his-prime Mark Kerr in only
25 seconds at M-1 “Breakthrough” on Aug. 28. He will look to keep
his perfect record intact against the former UFC heavyweight
Lawal’s manager, Ryan Parsons, informed Sherdog.com Thursday that
they have received a contract and are in the process of looking it
The manager for Randleman, who is under contract with Strikeforce,
has confirmed he has been given the go ahead from the San
Jose-based promotion to face Lawal in Japan. "The fight is set from
our side," said Elizabeth Randleman, the fighter's manager and
wife, "we are ready to go."
Calls and text messages to multiple Strikeforce representatives
were not immediately returned.
Lawal, 28, has had a successful run since making the move to mixed
martial arts nearly a year ago. He has rattled off victories in all
his five career fights while finishing four of his opponents. His
only decision came after he tore his ACL in the first round of his
match with Ryo
Kawamura at Sengoku “Seventh Battle” last March.
Randleman, a former UFC and Pride standout, has had a rough go of
it since 2003, managing only a 3-8 record over the past six-plus
years. Randleman dropped a unanimous decision to fellow wrestler
Whitehead at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6 in St.
This item was updated on Sept. 11 at 3:30 with new information
on the bout.
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