The main card for Bellator has been tweaked as New Jersey-native and jiu-jitsu black belt Tom DeBlass has withdrawn from his scheduled Bellator 123 bout opposite 'King' Mo Lawal due to injury. As a replacement, Marcus Sursa has stepped in to face Lawal. Bellator made the news official via release on Wednesday.
Lawal, 33, most recently competed at Bellator 120 in May where he lost to Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision. His professional record stands as 12-4 with 1 no-contest. He is 4-3 in the read news >>
Tom DeBlass removed from Bellator 123 fight card due to injury; Marcus Sursa will face King Mo from Mohegan Sun on September 5th.
Newport Beach, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - After suffering from a knee injury during training, Tom DeBlass has been removed from the Bellator 123 fight card and will be replaced by Marcus Sursa. Sursa will face King Mo in a light heavyweight battle from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena live on Spike TV.
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After suffering from a knee injury during training, Tom DeBlass has been removed from the Bellator 123 fight card and will be replaced by Marcus Sursa. read news >>
Muhammed Lawal has a new opponent for the light heavyweight co-main event of Bellator 123. read news >>
And he's even less worried about the ground game.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Tom DeBlass -- who ended his short-lived retirement to join Bellator MMA back in early 2013 -- has put the 205-pound division on notice by scoring a pair of knockout finishes in back-to-back fights.
Not bad for a guy who's known for his jiu-jitsu.
But don't expect Muhammed Lawal to be impressed as he gears up for their Bellator 123 showdown, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014 inside Mo read news >>
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Several new talents have signed multi-fight deals with Bellator MMA, including newcomer Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and two-time Bellator vet Tom DeBlass, who recently inked a new extension with the Viacom-owned organization. read news >>
Bellator MMA will make its return to New Jersey in November with a pair of tournament finals. The promotion heads to Ovation Hall at Revel Atlantic City for a card on Nov. 15, which is expected to be Bellator 107. read news >>
Tom DeBlass retires from mixed martial arts following his UFC on Fuel Tv: Franklin vs. Le loss to Riki Fukuda. read news >>
UFC middleweight grappler Tom DeBlass has retired from the cage. read news >>
In a somewhat surprising move, UFC middleweight Tom DeBlass is retiring from fighting.
The fighter late Tuesday made the announcement on his Facebook page. The 30-year-old said he came to the decision after discussions with his family and coaches.
DeBlass this past Saturday dropped a unanimous decision to Riki Fukuda at UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau.
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