Muhammed Lawal Faces Przemyslaw Mysiala at Bellator 86

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“King” Mo Lawal weighs in during the Strikeforce Official Weigh In at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photo by Esther Lin/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will face Przemyslaw Mysiala at Bellator 86 in the light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal on Jan. 24, company officials announced on Wednesday.

The event will take place at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., and will be broadcast on the MMA promotion’s new television home, Spike TV.

Lawal (8-1) hasn’t competed since Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine in January, due in most part to a suspension for a positive steroid test in his fight with Lorenz Larkin on that card. Additionally, Lawal contracted a staph infection that kept him out of training for an extended period of time.

Bellator 86 will be Lawal’s first fight with the company, and he will split that with time dedicated to professional wrestling in the TNA promotion.

Little is known about Mysiala (16-7), as he’s made his rounds in several small MMA promotions during his eight-year career. Most recently, the Polish fighter dropped a contest to Jason Jones at BAMMA 9 by doctor stoppage in the first round.

Bellator 86 is headlined by a welterweight title fight between 170-pound champion Ben Askren and challenger Karl Amoussou.

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