Bellator continues to add to its first pay-per-view with some big name fights (as it said it would), as the promotion has announced that “King Mo” Lawal will rematch Emanuel Newton at the November 2nd event. Now, if you’re a Bellator fan and are wondering how that’s possible, since both men recently won light-heavyweight tourneys and therefore title shots, here’s how. Apparently champion Attila Vegh is still sidelined with a shoulder injury, so Lawal and Netwon will fight for the promotion’s interim belt.
Now, if you recall, Newton spoiled “King Mo’s” first tourney run in jaw dropping fashion, by flooring the outspoken fighter with a spinning backfist in February. Newton went on to win the tournament, and then Lawal rebounded this past summer, by stopping Seth Petruzelli and Jacob Noe.
So, if word that Tito Ortiz will fight “Rampage” Jackson at Bellator’s first PPV didn’t do much for you, the promotion has added two pretty sweet rematches since. Earlier in the week, Bellator announced that former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez is returning to the promotion and will fight lightweight champion Michael Chandler that same night. If you never saw their first bout in 2011, you have some MMA homework to take care of.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney also relayed recently that the card could feature featherweight champion Pat Curran, who is also one of the promotion’s top stars. The card is coming together nicely.