We didn’t have any major movements in the MMA rankings this past weekend, but coming up on Friday there’s a headliner that could result in one of its stars tumbling off the light heavyweight list.
At Bellator 175 on Friday, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (20-6 MMA, 9-4 BMMA) gets a rematch against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-11 MMA, 4-0 BMMA). They first fought at light heavyweight at Bellator 120, and Jackson took a debated unanimous decision.
On Friday, they fight at heavyweight at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago, and Spike broadcasts the main card. Jackson currently sits at No. 14 on our light heavyweight list, and Lawal is right behind him at No. 15. So their places on the list almost certainly are at stake in the headliner.
Ahead of Bellator 175, as well as the UFC’s return to New York next week for UFC 210 in Buffalo with the light heavyweight title on the line, check out all of the rankings above.