shot and edited by E. Casey Leydon
additional camera by Adam Sherer: vimeo.com/3168278
produced by Ryan Parsons and AllElbows.com
still photos and graphics by Esther Lin: estherlin.com
King Mo Lawal is poised to become the first athlete to compete in MMA and perform in professional wrestling at the same time . Follow him as he prepares for his TNA debut and his fight in the Bellator cage.
Adekunle Muhammed Lawal, 31 years old, is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. He is signed with Bellator Fighting Championships as an MMA fighter, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as a wrestler.
He is the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed King Mo, he is a former three-time U.S. Senior National Wrestling Champion. He wrestled at the University of Central Oklahoma for three years, winning one NCAA division II national championship in 2002, and compiling an overall record of 103-22.