Bellator's first venture into the PPV market has another title fight on the November 2nd card. Season 8 light heavyweight tournament winner Emanuel Newton, who shocked the world by knocking out Muhammed Lawal in the semifinals, was lined up to face champion Attila Vegh in the fall. King Mo, who won the 4 man tournament this summer, was due to fight the winner of Newton/Vegh. Today King Mo and Bellator confirmed that the rematch is on for the PPV card:
Is there a possibility of King Mo fighting Emanuel Newton again before getting a title shot against the champion Attila Vegh?
Conceptually. (Attila) Vegh was injured and we are still working through that with him. Emanuel is ready to go right now and I just spoke with Mo and he is fine.
Hence, this is for the interim belt and the winner will unify with Vegh in 2014.
Newton (21-7-1) was as high as a 10-to-1 underdog against King Mo when he knocked him out with a spinning backfist in the 1st round. The 29-year-old completed his unlikely run to the final with a decision win over Mikhail Zayats. Newton fights and trains out of Long Beach, CA, where the PPV will take place, so it's essentially a "home" bout for him.