King Mo knocks out Roger Gracie in 1st Round (gif)

by Gene Mrosko | source:

Back in the early 90s, Brazilian jiu-jitsu reigned supreme. Did the same hold true in 2011?

I'll have to let you know another time because this bout never once hit the floor. Both men seemed hesitant to engage, overly respective of each others strengths. That is until Lawal found his range against his lanky opponent and landed a monster right hand that stiffened up Gracie and sent him crashing to the mat.

A follow up shot, which was really unnecessary, sealed the deal and "King Mo" is back in the win column for the first time since April of last year.

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tags: Muhammad Lawal   Roger Gracie (detail)  


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Entreri site profile image  

9/12/11 7:51 PM by Entreri

That sucks. I was hoping Roger would win.

Ilovejesus site profile image  

9/12/11 7:45 PM by Ilovejesus


ohferfuxsakes site profile image  

9/12/11 7:24 PM by ohferfuxsakes

Gahtdamn...I take it was a headbutt that made him flinch in the first place.

CharlesLewis site profile image  

9/12/11 7:15 PM by CharlesLewis

 I swear to god, this place never fails to amaze. That's NOT what an intentional headbutt looks like. I am a HUGE Roger fan, really saddened by this loss, but he stayed inside with a better striker and got beat honestly. Head clashes happen all the time. Mo ducked his head and threw a hook, you don't throw a hook to land a headbutt. Seriously.

mchase126 site profile image  

9/12/11 5:09 PM by mchase126

This. Not many others seem to have noticed the hook to the back of the head after he ducked. Not saying it was intentional, but kind of looks like it rocked him.

TheIronCodpiece site profile image  

9/12/11 4:04 PM by TheIronCodpiece

Rogers shoulder hit Mo first, so if there was a clash, it seems minimal at best. Mo did what he was supposed to do when throwing a hook, Roger just ducked into it, and, possibly, clashed heads. All the other shots landed clean and crisply. Roger simply got out-struck, and knocked out

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9/12/11 9:15 AM by Client 9


Hoosier Fight Club site profile image  

9/12/11 8:36 AM by Hoosier Fight Club

Roger circled the wrong direction, that's prob the reason for the head butt and getting clipped. You live and you learn ;)

gavinknowles site profile image  

9/12/11 8:32 AM by gavinknowles

Get glasses

Hoosier Fight Club site profile image  

9/12/11 8:28 AM by Hoosier Fight Club

Not whining, just observing...