MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against King Mo on June 24th

480 Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against King Mo on June 24th  On the Spike TV broadcast last Friday night, Bellator announced that newly-signed light heavyweight Ryan Bader will take on Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in his promotional debut at Bellator 180 on June 24th in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Bader (22-5) is coming off back-to-back knockout wins over Ilir Latifi and Antônio Rogério Nogueira. The 33-year-old TUF 8 winner will be competing outside the UFC for the first time since 2008. Lawal (21-6) is coming off a 29-28 unanimous-decision victory over rival Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at Bellator 175 last Friday (March 31, 2017). The former Strikeforce champion has gone 2-2 in his last four fights. Here’s an updated look at the card… Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione Michael CHandler vs. Brent Primus Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida Ryan Bader vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Damir Hadzovic vs. Marcin Held set for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm UFC officials announced last Saturday that a lightweight bout pitting Damir Hadzovic vs. Marcin Held has been added to UFC Fight Night 109 on May 28th. Hadzovic (10-3) is coming off a first-round knockout loss to Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 86 and will be looking for his first UFC win. The loss also snapped the 30-year-old’s six-fight win streak. Held (22-6) is also searching for his first win inside the Octagon, as he’s lost two straight fights to Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez. The 25-year-old only has one win in his last four fights. With this latest addition, here’s an updated look at the card… Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira Chris Camozzi vs. Trevor Smith Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski Jack Hermansson vs. Alex Nicholson Misha Cirkunov vs. Volkan Oezdemir Joaquim Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov Damir Hadzovic vs. Marcin Held

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