Kicking off the main card of tomorrow’s Bellator 175 will be a featherweight fight between Noad Lahat (10-2) and Lloyd Carter (11-8). You may remember Noad Lahat from his four fights in the UFC and his Bellator debut in the co-main event of Bellator 164 last November. He is without a doubt the most well-known Israeli fighter on the current MMA scene.
Friday’s Bellator 175 is headlined by a rematch between Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal, but the co-main event might just be the more interesting fight. This bout is a featherweight matchup with Emmanuel Sanchez (14-3) meeting former bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao (18-7-1). With Bellator’s 145-pound division so competitive, the winner should be a fight or two away from a title shot.
This Week in Face Punching Funky Highlight Special: We just couldn’t wait to share this one. If you haven’t seen this clip yet, check out one of the stranger fight finishes in recent memory as both Windson Ramos (0-0) and Fard Muhammad (3-5) managed to draw the referee’s ire to the point that he ruled the bout a double disqualification. More on that show’s legitimate fights, and the rest of the week in global MMA, are below!
“When I’m healthy I’m telling you, no one’s gonna hang with me. Tyron Woodley, he won’t hang with me.” If there’s one thing that Colby Covington has learned from training with the best fighters in the world, it’s that he is one of the best fighters in the world; just ask the man himself. Maybe Covington is right about his eventual place at the pinnacle, maybe not. But he certainly doesn’t lack the confidence necessary to make an impact at the very top of this sport. And that confidence comes from learning a lot of lessons the hard way growing up.
There’s been plenty of attention focused on Bellator this week, and most of it has been centered squarely on the company’s upcoming pay-per-view offering from Madison Square Garden. Yet there’s also a very intriguing Bellator 175 card coming our way this weekend, featuring four former world champions and a collection of intriguing talents trying to work their way toward a chance at the belt.
Reigning Victory Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore will defend the title in his home town as the main event for VFC 57 slated for Friday, May 5 in Topeka, Kansas, and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®. Gallemore (6-3) will stand across from challenger “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan (12-5) when the two clash inside the VFC cage at the Kansas Expocentre.
Join the MMAWizzard, Shawn Bitter, as he takes a deep dive into top MMA prospects fighting all around the globe this week. For diehard fans nothing beats watching an early career MMA star in the making, and before you tune in to any non-UFC card this weekend be sure to check on Shawn’s prospect reports to learn what to expect and what techniques and improvements to watch for. Plus, plenty of highlight videos from past fights in case you want to do your scouting homework before the show.
This past Friday ACB showed off its patented #LessShow, #MoreFighting ethic to an appreciative crowd in Dushanbe, Tajikistan – a nation that has enjoyed two recent quality fight shows after hosting Fabio Maldonado at EFN 60 early in the month. ACB has making all kinds of moves to sign quality international talent, and they employ some terrific matchmakers who ensure a card that always brings spectacular action from top to bottom.
Invicta FC has a habit of putting together terrific fights, and every few shows we’re lucky enough to get a standout card where every single bout meets and exceeds expectations. That’s exactly what fans were treated to at Invicta 22, as every contest from the first preliminary bout to the title fight main event was filled with impressive performances. Catch up with everything that took place at the Invicta 22 card below, including plenty of video footage thanks to the social media team at UFC Fight Pass.