With two straight knockout wins since joining Bellator MMA, Rampage may have gained a second wind.
Although Jackson isn't the same fighter who knocked out Chuck Liddell to win a UFC championship seven years ago, he also might not be dropping off the map as quickly as some may have predicted. His only losses over the past five years have come against opponents who are still sitting in the Top 10 UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Because he's had more experience against high-level competition, Jackson is a worthy favorite in this matchup with Lawal.
While King Mo has beaten up most 205-pounders he's faced since signing with Bellator MMA, he has suffered two losses to Emanuel Newton, a fighter who probably wouldn't be considered Top 10 among UFC 205-pounders.
Ultimately, Jackson and Lawal are battling to remain relevant light heavyweights, which is not easy to do when competing outside the Octagon.
Recently, Lawal has fallen in love with his boxing. Straying from his strong wrestling background has been detrimental to the former Strikeforce champion.
If he opts to stand with Jackson, King Mo will be lucky to make it out of the first round. Rampage might not be the fighter he once was, but he's shown in recent fights that he has the power to finish an opponent with one punch.
Expect Jackson to win in impressive fashion, meaning an early knockout, on Saturday before going on to capture a Bellator MMA championship.
While he's the favorite for good reason, Jackson's troubles with takedown defense late in his UFC career could come back to haunt him in this matchup.
Lawal might not utilize his wrestling as much as he should, but he has the ability to shut Rampage down on the ground with the right game plan. For that reason, it might be best to stay away from betting on Jackson at these odds.
If one feels strongly that Lawal has learned his lesson from fights with Newton, and one expects King Mo to come out gunning for takedowns, throwing some money down on the NCAA All-American wrestler wouldn't be the worst idea.