M-1: "Breakthrough" from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., is officially in the book.
Fedor Emelianenko -- the man widely regarded as the best heavyweight mixed martial artist on the planet -- was on hand for the festivities, participating in a special "sparring exhibition" with his Red Devil teammate, new Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and last year's DREAM middleweight grand prix winner, Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi.
It turned out to be a lot of fun for the fans in attendance and the viewers at home.
The two world class athletes danced around and lightly traded strikes for a while with "The Last Emporer" showing off his Judo and Sambo background by mixing in numerous throws and takedowns.
Mousasi showed his impressive talent level, too, scoring a few takedowns and attempting a submission or two for good measure. Of course, those attempts got him nowhere with Emelianenko, and the Russian brought an end to the fun by securing a trademark armbar submission of his own rather easily.
The two joked around afterward and both sides were all smiles leaving the ring.
The main event of the evening featured a heavyweight contest between undefeated fan favorite Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and former Pride FC and UFC standout Mark "The Smashing Machine" Kerr - a late replacement for MMA legend Don "The Master" Frye.
Kerr came into the bout out-weighing Lawal by a ridiculous 44 pounds. But that didn't stop the former Oklahoma State University division I All-American wrestler from improving his record to 5-0 ... in devastating fashion.
Lawal immediately shot for a single-leg takedown, slamming the big man to the mat, rolling him over and proceeding to pound away until the referee was forced to intervene. It took just 25 seconds.
It was certainly a lot more impressive and a lot more "King Mo"-like than his last performance. Hopefully, there's more of that in store for Lawal in the future ... just against much better competition.
Also on the card was the man Wanderlei Silva once referred to as the "future of mixed martial arts" -- Karl "Psycho" Amoussou. He pulled off a slick reversal to overcome an early takedown by "The Iron Bull" John Doyle, and from there it didn't take him long to pull off a first round rear naked choke finish.
Here's the full results from M-1: "Breakthrough:"
265 lbs.: Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal defeated Mark "The Smashing Machine" Kerr via knockout (strikes) at 0:25 of round one
185 lbs.: Karl "Psycho" Amoussou defeated "The Iron Bull" John Doyle via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:15 of round one
185 lbs.: Lucio "The Spartan" Linhares defeated Mikhail Zayats via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:00 of round one
265 lbs.: Jessie Gibbs defeated Rob Broughton via unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Michael Kita defeated Lloyd "Kadillac" Marshbanks via submission (strikes) at 1:50 of round one
159 lbs.: Daisuke Nakamura defeated Ferrid "The Hurricane" Kheder via unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Rogent Lloret and Alexey Oleinik fought to a draw
155 lbs.: Eric Marriott defeated Tim Bazer via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Sean "P-Town" Wilson defeated Josh Arocho via knockout at 3:05 of round one
170 lbs.: Rudy Bears defeated Brendan Seguin via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:01 of round two
155 lbs.: Mollie Ahlers-Estes defeated Andria Caplan via technical knockout (doctor stoppage) at 3:00 of round one
That's a wrap from Kansas City.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com in the days and weeks ahead as we'll keep you updated on the status of free agent Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as continue to get you ready for Fedor Emelianenko's debut in the Strikeforce cage this Fall when he'll go toe to toe with undefeated knockout machine Brett "The Grim" Rogers.