Cage Warriors continue to stack their roster with more elite contenders, entering the second half of 2018 with the announcement of 4 new multi-fight deals. The bantamweight division certainly interesting already with the recent announcement of… More
Zak Ottow brings a lot to the table when he shows up to fight. He recently earned his black belt in BJJ, which he trained for nine years to acquire and has also shown off impressive boxing skills, which were showcased in an entertaining first round knockout of Mike Pyle at UFC 222. All this, coupled with impressive wrestling and takedowns, he should certainly feel confident in the run up to his next bout, which is scheduled to take place in Boise at UFC fight night 133.
It would seem that Bellator MMA have added yet another UFC veteran to it’s ranks.
Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (24-8), has verbally agreed to sign a “multi-fight deal” with Belator MMA.
Thursday, June 21st 2018, Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois
The newly rebranded WSOF, Professional Fighters League, kicked off two Thursdays ago, and the second event of the promotion featuring lightweights and light heavyweights is tonight in Chicago. Luiz Firmino and former Bellator champion and UFC vet Will Brooks will serve as the headliner, Kayla Harrison will also make her much anticipated MMA debut.
Rodrigo Cavalheiro made a statement with his victory in Belfast. Coming in to his fight with a prosperous Karl Amoussou, Cavalheiro was considered as an underdog. On this occasion, the book makers got it terribly wrong – Cavalheiro viscously flattened Ammoussou with a wicked combination mid-way through the fight.
With UFC 225 well and truly wrapped up, most of the post-event speculation has simmered down, leaving fighters to head home and go about their “civilian life”. For some of the athletes, it is a case of going back to the drawing board and planning their next venture, their next play and initial preparations for another opponent. But, one of the main card fighters from UFC 225 has a different task coming out of the Chicago event.
Conor McGregor is most certainly not out of the woods yet in terms of legal proceedings, but his hiatus from active mixed-martial arts competition may be coming to an end. According to MMA Team Dagestan, a lightweight title clash at UFC 229 between champ Khabib and former gold holder Conor McGregor is in the works.
It is announced that KSW are returning to London. On October 6th, we see the return of the fast growing European promotion as they make their way back to the SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
Known for their incredibly high level production, entertaining and world class fights and just their overall spectacle, eyes will surely be on KSW as they make a highly anticipated return to English shores.
The UFC is working towards adding an intriguing strawweight contest to UFC Lincoln with former Invicta champion Angela Hill (8-4-0) set to take on Alexa Grasso (10-2-0) when the promotion visits Nebraska later this year.
Sources cited by MMAWeekly confirmed that both fighters had verbally agreed to the contest and it now appears that Hill has signed on the dotted line, with the 30-year-old posting an image of a signed bout agreement on Twitter on Friday evening.
Fighters took to the scales at the Iso Sport weigh ins for CW94 this afternoon in Antwerp, an event which will see Brian Bouland fight to become Belgium’s first ever Cage Warriors champion.
CW94’s main event will see Bouland’s one punch knockout power come up against Topuria’s ground game, a skillset which has seen him remain undefeated with a 100% finish rate since his debut. The Belgian’s title reign was made official, with Bouland coming in at 134.4 lbs. Topuria failed to make weight, meaning that the belt will remain vacant should he win tomorrow night.
Despite cruising his way to a dominant victory Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland was not given a UFC contract by president Dana White. Despite Holland’s best efforts, Will Santiago was able to cling on as the fight when to the judges to confirm that Holland was the superior fighter on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. I have been fortunate enough to catch up with the man himself to see his thoughts on what the future holds for one of the brightest prospects at 185 pounds.