Muhammed Lawal vs Jacob Noe, Ryan Martinez vs Vitaly Minakov Tourney Finals Added to Bellator 97

Muhammed King Mo Lawal

 

Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal

  • 10-2 MMA / 2-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Seth Petruzelli, Gegard Mousasi, Roger Gracie

Jacob Noe

 

Jacob Noe

  • 12-2 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 10 of Last 11 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Seth Petruzelli, Renato Sobral

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Ryan Martinez

 

Ryan Martinez

  • 10-2 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mark Ellis, Travis Wiuff, Rich Hale

Vitaly Minakov

 

Vitaly Minakov

  • 11-0 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Sanchez, Ron Sparks

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Bellator 97

July 31st, 2013

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Santa Ana Star Center

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Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal rebounded nicely from his first loss inside the Bellator cage with a vicious one punch knockout of Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96. Lawal was upset in the semifinals of season eight’s light heavyweight tournament by Emanuel Newton, suffering a first round knockout defeat.

Jacob Noe advanced to the final of the Summer Series tournament with a third round TKO victory over Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral. He was eliminated in the semifinals of the season eight 205-pound tournament by Mikhail Zayats, submitting in the first round to an armbar.

Late replacement, Ryan Martinez made the most of a big opportunity, knocking out Rich Hale in the first round at Bellator 96 to advance to the heavyweight finale. He’s now won three straight fights after dropping a split decision to Mike Wessel in his Bellator debut.

Vitaly Minakov just need 32-seconds to knock out Ron Sparks in the semifinal round of the Summer Series heavyweight tournament. He’s remains undefeated at 11-0, including a second round TKO victory over Vladimir Starcencov at Bellator 79.

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