In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events, one of the UFC’S biggest cards of the year is set to be headlined by a flyweight title fight with Valentina Schevchenko taking on Sijara Eubanks for the vacant 125lb belt.
Saturday 8th September – Devenish Complex, Belfast, N. Ireland.
The main event sees a bantamweight title fight between ZKJ’s Ciaran Breslin and Fight Academy Ireland’s Glenn McVeigh for the Cage Warriors Academy Ireland bantamweight Title.
On Saturday 8th September, the Cage Warriors Academy takes over Belfast’s Devenish Complex in what will be an exciting and explosive night of amateur Mixed Martial Arts. Continue reading “Preview: Ones to watch at Cage Warriors Academy: Ireland”
UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick is now behind us, and if you didn’t tune in you certainly missed out on a night of exciting fights with only 4 of the 13 going the distance. There were some finishes that will live in the highlight reel archive forever, but not for those on the losing end. Continue reading “Opinion: What’s next for James Vick and the other UFC Lincoln main card Losers?”
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™, has just announced its return to Indonesia’s bustling capital city of Jakarta. On the 17th August 2018, the Jakarta Convention Center will once again play host to another exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES, set for Saturday, 22 September will see the biggest and brightest stars take to the ONE Championship cage to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito of Japan will defend his title against rising star Joshua Pacio of the Philippines.
Bantamweight, Jeremy Pacatiw (6-3) will make history at Brave 14 when he enters the cage to take on Keith Lee (3-2), brother of UFC contender Kevin Lee.
The Filipino standout will become the athlete with most fights in the company’s history, with six bouts to his name. And while he continues to rise into a star in his home country, “The Juggernaut” has been flying the flag for the Philippines all over the world.
22-year-old Sage Northcutt, one of the UFC’s most recognizable athletes could potentially become a free agent in the next 90 days after he fought out the last fight on his contract with a win.
Speaking to ESPN, Team Alpha Male founder and Sage’s coach at the gym, Urijah Faber confirmed with the new home of UFC that his win over Zak Ottow in Boise, Sage was his last on his current deal.
“[Last week’s Zak Ottow fight] was his last fight,” Faber said, “and I really hope they re-sign him. He is the perfect ambassador for the sport.” Faber told ESPN.
Once a fighter sees out the remaining fight on his contract, the UFC then has a 90-day exclusive negotiating period, meaning promotions such as Bellator cannot attempt to sign Sage until this window has expired.
Northcutt is coming off a very impressive comeback victory over 6-fight UFC Vet Ottow. Northcutt was dropped badly and dominated on the ground for the entire round by managed to scramble and hurt Ottow in the closing seconds before himself dominating and stopping Ottow with ground strikes in the 2nd round.
Northcutt is 6-2 in the UFC and is currently on a 3-fight win streak. He was picked up by Dana White on his reality show ‘Dana White’s Looking For A Fight’ and has been an attraction since. At such a young age and so much potential to fulfil yet, it is impossible to see why the UFC would not resign him again, especially when Bellator would jump at the chance to grab the young Texan.
Confirmed via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto only a short time ago, it has been revealed that Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya has announced that the two former UFC light-heavyweight champions will face off for the third time later this year.
For those watching the in the USA, many had to make a choice of whether or not to get up super early and tune into the world Cup, or watch an unusually early card from Singapore. For those who decided to stay loyal for the great sport of MMA, they were not disappointed as they saw a card filled with great fights.
From rising stars to known names on a redemption story, there was plenty to take from this card. I have analysed the fights have listed below who I believe each LOSER should fight next. Will they continue fighting the best or will they need to build their way to the top? READ BELOW to find out what I think.
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.