While fans are used to top U.S. developmental organization LFA residing on AXS TV and Fight Network, the promotion headed to Sioux Fall, South Dakota this past Saturday for a non-numbered fight night event offered through streaming provider FloCombat. The marquee event saw entertaining UFC veterans David Michaud and Jake Lindsey go to battle, plus there were apperances from exciting prospects Logan Storley, Deron Winn, and Sid Bice. If you missed the action from LFA read on for all of the results from Sioux Falls.
New Brazilian promotion Fight 2 Night did a wonderful job of bringing in many of the best young talents that the country’s regional MMA scene has to offer for their second event, and @CombatDocket has all the results from the FITE.tv-broadcast card. The show featured exciting undefeated talents Virna Jandiroba, Killys Mota, and Handesson Ferreira plus four quarterfinal bouts from the promotion’s talent-stacked welterweight division. and big show veterans Matt Hamill, Luiz Cane, and Paulo Thiago in the marquee contests.
Check out fight recaps and video clips from Fight Nights Global 64, featuring Ali Bagautinov’s return to the Russian MMA ranks versus Tyson Nam and an international heavyweight battle pitting Alexei Kudin of Belarus against WSOF veteran Derrick Mehmen. Scroll down for a review of the top fights from the show plus videos highlighting the best action from this thoroughly entertaining FNG 64 card.
Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine (9-1) made his Brave debut at the end of March and he put on a show, beating Anderson Silva’s sparring partner Vinícius Cruz (8-2-1) via second round TKO at Brave 4 in Abu Dhabi. Fakhreddine is predicting a similar result in his upcoming welterweight matchup against former UFC fighter Leonardo Mafra (13-4) at Brave 6 this Saturday, April 29th in Kazakhstan.
LOS ANGELES — A newly announced heavyweight bout featuring Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) against Augusto Sakai (9-0-1) has been added to the already-electric Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald event, which emanates from The SSE Arena, Wembley on May 19. Kongo, the French-born heavyweight, is currently riding a four-fight win streak that includes wins over Oli Thompson and Alexander Volkov, while the 25-year-old Sakai looks to stay unbeaten and make a name for himself in the division. Additionally, preliminary matchups featuring some of the U.K.’s best up-and-coming talent have been finalized for the event.
For a fighter like Cain Velasquez to become the best in the world he needs to have a great sparring partner to sharpen his game against, like Daniel Cormier. And when those elite heavyweights aren’t beating up on each other, they need other supremely talented fighters in the gym to push them to their limits. For Canadian Olympic heavyweight wrestling star and 5-0 MMA pro Arjan Bhullar, the opportunity to learn the MMA game alongside two of the very best heavyweights in the world made his choice of training camp very easy.
When you work in the MMA media it can be a bitter sweet experience, as you may see fighters dominate a bout only to lose due to a simple mistake or you can watch a fighter accept that their skillset is not adequate at the level they hope it to be. But therein lies the beauty of mixed martial arts, the fighter may be despondent in a losing moment, but they will be resurgent as early as a day later! This mentality is an example to all.
Walk with me, fighters and fight fans, let’s see if we can do the impossible; be honest about this game we all love so much. This past weekend brought a familiar topic to the forefront once again. So I, Nino, am here to talk about “boos”. Yes, boos. Not the people we text “good morning” or let be the back spoon. No, no, no. The honest, unrehearsed cry of desperation and disappointment from the choir of unsatisfied fans at any sports event. Those “boos”.
The @MMAWizzard knows prospects, and he’s got his eye on plenty of quality talents across the world who will be stepping inside the cage this weekend. Read on to learn about all of the best under-the-radar talents fighting in Brazil, UK, Finland, Canada, and the U.S. regionals, with plenty of highlight videos to get you hyped for their fights.
After UFC 200, the world was ready for Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yet it just wasn’t meant to be as McGregor took some time off while Khabib failed to make weight for an interim title bout against Tony Ferguson. What the future holds for Conor and Khabib is unknown at this time, but this remains one of the best matchups on the UFC roster and when these two finally meet here is my breakdown of the fight and the best path of victory for both competitors.