Rizin FC announced that Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal and Heath Herring has been added to the Rizin FC 3 Grand Prix quarterfinals. Lawal and Herring has been added to the card, to replace Wanderlei Silva and Shane Carwin. Silva withdrew from the tournament due to injury, while Carwin withdrew for personal reasons.
Lawal, who is coming off a win over Satoshi Ishii at Bellator 169 this past Friday, will face Mirko “Cro Cop” Filpovic. Herring, who hasn’t fought since 2008, will face Amir Aliakbari.
The quarterfinals will take place on December 29th, with the winners of the quarterfinals fighting in the semi finals on December 29th. Both events will be held in Japan.