Strikeforce 'Houston' Results: Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante Stops Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal to Become the New Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion

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Almost no one thought Feijao had a chance.

Feijao was the aggressor early winging big punches, but landed nothing. Mo showed his takedown dominance with a monster carried slam, but Feijao quickly scrambled back to his feet. Feijao was able to defend other takedowns attempts and even land the better strikes, both punches and driving knees to the body of the Strikeforce champion. Feijao was able to close out the round with a strong leg kick.

Lawal opens the second round showing a lot more movement, but Feijao was opened the round with a monster outside leg kick. From a jumping roundhouse kick that was partially blocked, Feijao dropped to the ground, but was able to stand back up without a ton of extra effort. Mo was also able to land several cracking body shots for several minutes throughout the round.

The third opens with a slugfest that saw the Brazilian take a few shots, only to land the much more important ones. Lawal and Feijao exchanged until several hard shots from the Brazilian sent the Texan crashing to the mat. Mo was able to stand again, but was battered with hammerfists and elbows until referee "Big" John McCarthy stops the fight.

The bout was stopped at 1:14 of round three.

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