by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Strikeforce has made a strong addition to the its growing stable of fighters by signing undefeated former Oklahoma State wrestler Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to a multi-fight deal.
The news was first reported by Sherdog.com and confirmed independently by MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the negotiations.
Lawal, who is undefeated in his professional career, has looked nothing short of impressive through his first string of fights including wins over Travis Wiuff and Fabio Silva. His last fight was a 25-second destruction of former UFC heavyweight Mark Kerr in August.
The fight with Kerr was the first time Lawal competed stateside since moving to mixed martial arts, with his first four fights taking place under the Sengoku banner in Japan.
Now the charismatic fighter will look to make an instant impact in the light heavyweight division where current champion Gegard Mousasi is still awaiting his first official title defense.
No official word has come from Strikeforce about the signing or when Lawal may compete. Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on this story as it becomes available.