The former Bellator light-Hw champion Liam McGeary entered this fight with a pro mma record of 11-1-0 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones) while his opponent, Brett McDermott, has a record of 7-4-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission). McGeary fought just once last year losing to Phil Davis (=McGeary vs Davis) while McDermott fought three times beating Jamie Sloane and Dan Konecke but between these two bouts he was defeated by Kenneth Bergh. Liam McGeary vs Brett McDermott is the main event of Bellator 173. Watch the video and rate this fight!
The former Strikeforce champion and Bellator 2013 Summer Series tournament winner Muhammed Lawal entered this fight with a pro record of 16-4-0 (69% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.13 light heavyweight in the world. He lost to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson last year (=Rampage vs Lawal) but after this bout he has won four consecutive fights defeating Cheick Kongo (=Lawal vs Kongo) and Linton Vassell in 2015 (=Lawal vs Vassell).
His opponent, Brett McDermott, has an official mma record of 5-2-0 (80% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he has fought twice in 2015 as well: losing to Marcin Lazarz and winning over Pelu Adetola. Lawal vs McDermott is the quarterfinal of the 8-men Rizin FF tournament; undercard of Kazushi Sakuraba vs Shinya Aoki – Rizin FF 1 Saraba. Watch the video and rate this fight!