Countdown to Ryan Bader vs. King Mo: Episode 1

(Courtesy of Bellator MMA)

Years after meeting on the college wrestling mats, Ryan Bader and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal cross paths again, but this time in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

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Bader and Lawal square off in the Bellator 199 main event on May 12 in San Jose, Calif., in a quarterfinal round bout of the 2018 Heavyweight Grand Prix. The winner will advance in the tournament and meet Matt Mitrione later this year. The winner of that semifinal bout will then move on to face the winner of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen.