With a 9-2 record, Forked River, New Jersey’s Tom DeBlass is one of the most underrated light heavyweights in the sport. His only two losses came way of decisions while inside the UFC’s octagon.
Now fighting for Bellator, DeBlass is on a two-fight win streak with one coming by way of KO and the other by way of doctor stoppage.
He is primarily a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner however as recently demonstrated he is not afraid to stand and bang.
When asked about his upcoming November 15 bout with Muhammed Lawal otherwise known as “King Mo,” DeBlass said he is willing to go toe-to-toe.
“My game plan is to attack him violently and thoroughly,” DeBlass said.
“If the fight is standing I want to hit him with fast and hard punches. I am not afraid to take a hit to give one. If we are on the ground I want to submit him and keep hitting him. I want to make his only chance of victory to grab me and hold onto me wishing for the bell to ring. I have nothing to lose. I’m coming to fight him. MMA is unpredictable and he is a top 15 fighter in the world. But I don’t want him to enjoy his time in the cage with me. I have no Ill will against him this is simply a job. ”
King Mo (13-4) has fought three times already this year with two wins and his only loss coming at the hands of Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.
Bellator 131 takes place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., and is headlined by a bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.