While they were originally scheduled to meet at Bellator 123, Muhammed Lawal and Tom DeBlass will finally meet in November.
After a knee injury caused him to pull out of their original match, DeBlass has recovered and Bellator has announced that the match will take place at the Valley View Casino in San Diego on Nov. 15.
DeBlass (9-2) will be looking to secure his third win in a row since leaving the UFC in 2012. The jiu-jitsu expert defeated Carlos Brooks and Jason Lambert in his previous appearances inside the Bellator cage in 2013.
Lawal (13-4, 1 no-contest), a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion won his last match over Dustin Jacoby with a TKO in the second round.
“Tom has been talking since we were supposed to fight in September. He’s a good fighter, but my jab is going to erase his teeth and swell up his eyes,” Lawal stated in a release. “My right is going to make him see stars and bright lights. Another fight, another win.”
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Muhammed Lawal, Tom DeBlass