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Lawal, Kerr on Weight for M-1 Breakthrough


Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Mark Kerr. Photo courtesy of M-1 Global.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s M-1 Breakthrough event, the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, are below. All fighters made weight with the exception of Ferrid Kheder, who came in four pounds over the lightweight limit and will be docked 10% of his purse.

In addition, heavyweight Rogent Lloret will be permitted to weigh-in later today due to visa issues and a women’s bout between Andria Caplan and Mollie Ahlers-Estes will now be fought at a catch-weight of 155 lbs and has subsequently been switched from a professional fight to an amateur bout.

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M-1 Global Announces Complete Fight Card for “Breakthrough” on Aug 28


Muhammed “King” Mo Lawal. Image courtesy of AllElbows.com.

M-1 Global has released the finalized card for its “Breakthrough” event, which will be held at the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, August 28. The six-fight main card will be televised live on HDNet in the United States and through Internet PPV internationally.

Standout wrestler and fast-rising heavyweight prospect Muhammed “King” Mo Lawal will headline the show against former UFC and PRIDE standout Mark Kerr. A special sparring exhibition between longtime heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko and training partner Gegard Mousasi will also take place.

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A Pair of “Street Certified” Changes


Seth Petruzelli weighs-in for Shamrock vs Ortiz III: The Final Chapter. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

It turns out that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Seth Petruzelli will not take on undefeated heavyweight prospect Dave Herman at EliteXC: Street Certified on February 16th at the United Bank Arena in Miami, Florida.

According to MMA Junkie, Petruzelli will no longer be part of the bout and has been replaced by American Top Team’s Mario Rinaldi. No word yet as to the reason why Petruzelli was forced out of the bout, injury or otherwise.

The fight will be the EliteXC debut for both fighters at an event which also features a main event between internet street fighting legend Kimbo Slice and former UFC brawler Tank Abbott.

Rinaldi, who weighs-in as a super heavyweight at 280 lbs, has racked up a professional record of 6-2 so far in his young mixed martial arts career. Four of those wins have come by way of submission. His last fight was a submission win over Jason Dolloff at an Extreme Fighting International in October.

Herman, who has not suffered the taste of defeat thus far in his career, has finished every one of his opponent via strikes or submission. His last fight was a win over Justin Kahn at a Maximum Combat show in December where he submitted Kahn with a rear naked choke.

An additional bout that has been added to the event features Rafael Feijao and John Doyle clashing in a light heavyweight fight according to ProElite.com.