KO, takedown and choke at Bellator MMA event – in the stands
At Bellator 175 earlier this year, those in attendance were treated to more fights than they’d bargained for, with some of the hardest hitting action was taking place in the crowd rather than the cage.
It all took place in front of 11,807 fans at the AllState Arena near Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois on Friday, March 31st during a night in which Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson would square off in a headlining rematch.
During an intermission in which recent Bellator recruits like Ryan Bader and Dillon Danis were making guest appearances, the crowd’s attention was instead focused on the stands as a heated argument between two fans threatened to boil over.
The incident was caught on several bystanders mobile phones as a man in a white body warmer and blue jeans squared up to a bearded fan in a red and blue shirt and dropped him with a powerful straight right.
Still irate, the troublemaker wrenched seats out of his way and took of his body warmer as he stepped up into the same isle as the man he had just hit and turned his attention to another fan who was trying to calm him down.
Just then a security guard moved in behind the thug and grabbed him in a body lock.
A struggle ensued and the guard lost his footing as he stepped backwards, sending the two clattering down into the seats behind them.
The awkward takedown didn’t end in the guard’s favor, with the troublemaker ending up on top raining down several blows, before another security guard was thankfully able to apply a guillotine choke, which finally brought him under control.
Apparently that wasn’t the only fight that night as even main event star ‘King Mo’ claimed to have been distracted by two or three other altercations during his decision win over ‘Rampage’.
”I heard a fight break out and I looked over to my right, and I’m like, ‘They’re fighting….Oh, I’m fighting!” Lawal recalled at the post-fight presser.