King Mo vs. Liam McGeary Added to Bellator Hawaii

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A key light heavyweight scrap has been added to Bellator 210 in Hawaii, as Bellator CEO Scott Coker has announced that Liam McGeary will face King Mo at the event.

Bellator’s debut in Hawaii has added a promising light heavyweight bout. Announced by Bellator CEO Scott Coker on Twitter Monday, “King” Mo Lawal will meet former 205lb champion Liam McGeary at the event. The card is set to be headlined by Hawaii’s own Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Bellator’s women’s flyweight champion. She’ll be facing challenger Valerie Letourneau, a former UFC strawweight title challenger who is 2-0 since joining Bellator MMA.

King Mo (21–7 (1)) was last seen at Bellator 199, where he was finished via TKO by Ryan Bader. The bout was part of Bellator’s World Heavyweight Grand Prix. Lawal has been trading wins and losses over his past five fights, with wins over Rampage Jackson and Satoshi Ishii. In addition to the Bader loss, he’s also dropped fights to Mirko Cro-Cop (in RIZIN FF) and Phil Davis.

Ex-champ McGeary (12-3), meanwhile, has struggled since losing his 205lb title to Phil Davis at Bellator 163. McGeary is 1-2 since that night in 2016, with his lone win coming against Brett McDermott at Bellator 173. He’s since lost two straight, against Linton Vassell and Vadim Nemkov most recently.

Bellator Hawaii, a.k.a. Bellator 210, takes place December 15 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida also makes his promotional debut on the card.

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