Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Photo courtesy of M-1 Global.
— Popular heavyweight prospect Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman are reportedly in talks to face each other at Sengoku’s “Eleventh Battle” event, which would take place on November 7 in Japan. Lawal’s manager, Ryan Parsons, has confirmed that he has received a bout agreement from World Victory Road and is “currently looking it over”. [Sherdog.com]
— Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who has fought for DREAM on three separate occasions, could reportedly be headed back to the organization for a bout against Katsunori Kikuno at DREAM.12 on October 25 in Japan. Alvarez’s participation overseas seemingly depends on the level of fighter DREAM would be willing to send over to Bellator in a talent exchange for Bellator’s upcoming second season this winter. [MMA Weekly]
— A heavyweight bout between Alexander Emelianenko and Blagoy Ivanov, the man who recently defeated Fedor Emelianenko in Sambo competition, has apparently been scrapped from a “Fighting Mixed Combative” show in Seoul, Korea on September 29. The younger Emelianenko has withdrawn from the event due to a lack of information and organizing put forward by the fight’s promoters as well as the possibility of Ivanov suffering multiple injuries during a recent training session. [ProMMA.info]
— The UFC has released ticket information for UFC 106, which will take place on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is expected to be headlined by Brock Lesnar defending his UFC heavyweight title against Shane Carwin. A UFC Fight Club pre-sale will start on Thursday, September 17 at 1 PM ET. It will be followed by the UFC newsletter pre-sale on Friday, September 18 at 1 PM ET and tickets to the general public will be released on Saturday, September 19 at 3 PM ET. [UFC.com]
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