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About The Event
This is the first round matchup many MMA fans have been waiting for with baited breath. While many loved the slugfest that was Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir, most knew going in that both were past their primes and the fight could just devolve into a slopfest much like Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen and Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. But when light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader steps in against Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at Bellator 199 on Saturday night, we could be in for one of the more athletic heavyweight matchups we've seen.
While neither fighter really carries the weight of a true heavyweight fighter, both come in with high aspirations of claiming the vacant heavyweight crown. Bader, though undersized, has to be considered one of the favorites with only five competitors left. He also believes he's still not to his true prime yet.