Bellator 233 Highlights & Results: Andrew Kapel Puts Away “King Mo” Lawal in Veteran’s Final Fight
"King Mo" Lawal returned to the cage for one final fight at Bellator 233, but the former Strikeforce champ was unable to end his career with a win.
“King Mo” Lawal came back for one more scrap at Bellator 233 on Friday. But, the decorated wrestler and fighter was unable to return to the win column to close out his career.
Andrew Kapel puts away “King Mo” Lawal
The 38-year-old Lawal originally retired this past summer, following his stoppage loss to Jiri Prochazka at RIZIN 15 in April. But, more recently, it was announced Lawal would return to the cage for one more bout against Andrew Kapel at Bellator 233. As you can see by watching the highlights, Lawal was floored by a straight right not long into the bout and the stoppage followed soon after.
With the loss, Lawal finishes his career with a record of 21-10. Kapel improved his record to 15-6 with the win.
Bellator 233 results
Here are the complete results for Bellator 233, which took place in Thackerville, Oklahoma. In the main event, John Salter worked his way to a decision win over middleweight Costello van Steenis.
John Salter (17-4) defeated Costello van Steenis (12-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrew Kapel (15-6) defeated “King Mo” Lawal (21-10) via KO (punch) at 1:22 of round one
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Arlene Blencowe (13-7) defeated Leslie Smith (11-8-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tyrell Fortune (8-0) defeated Zu Anyanwu (15-6) via TKO (punches) at 1:56 of round two
Aaron McKenzie (7-1-1) defeated Sean Clements (3-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of round one
Lucas Brennan (2-0) defeated Jacob Landin (0-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of round one
Tyree Fortune (5-0) defeated Chuck Campbell (2-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Logan Storley (11-0) defeated E.J. Brooks (13-6) via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of round one
Julius Anglickas (8-1) defeated Jordan Young (11-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Amanda Bell (7-6) defeated Janay Harding (5-4) via TKO (punches) at 4:44 of round three
Kyle Crutchmer (5-0) defeated Robert Gidron (4-4) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Romero Cotton (4-0) defeated Jason Perrotta (3-4) via verbal submission (injury) at 2:16 of round one
Christian Edwards (2-0) defeated Cesar Bennett (0-1) via knockout (head kick) at 0:16 of round one
Grant Neal (2-0) defeated Jimmy Lugo (1-1) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)