Sarah Kaufman Defeats Jessica-Rose Clark At Battlefield FC 1 In Seoul
Former Strikeforce champion and UFC contender Sarah Kaufman bounced back from her first two-fight losing streak with a clear-cut decision victory tonight at Battlefield Fighting Championship 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Kaufman defeated Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark in the co-main event.
Kaufman dominated the first round of tonight’s featured bantamweight bout on the ground after taking Clark down, and she remained in control of the fight on the feet in rounds two and three. After cruising to victory on the scorecards, Kaufman announced plans to compete again for Battlefield FC.
Kaufman (18-4-0, 1 ND) landed a punch-kick combo early in the fight and she took Clark (6-4-0, 1 NC) down after catching a body kick. Clark attempted a triangle choke from her back and Kaufman slammed her way free. Clark tried to stand up, but Kaufman kept her pinned down with a front headlock. She took Clark’s back and landed short punches to the sides of her head after sinking in both hooks. Kaufman worked for rear-naked chokes and she finished the round with a series of punches.
Jeff Monson will face the Russian, who has scored 11-year prison term for murder
Jeff Monson in the next duel will take quite unusual challenge. In the Russian Kursk able to compete because of the representative of the host Maxim Novoselov , who was once sentenced to 14 years in prison for murder, but was paroled after 11 years behind bars. Interestingly was European champion in combat sambo in 2012, was re-arrested for drug smuggling but since April 2016 remain at large.
American who delighted in performances for the Russian Federation will face the player who will have a significant advantage of physical conditions. 46-year-old Monson will fight Kursk in his 87-fight MMA career while his rival Novoselov have their account just 5.
Brave 5 Set For Mumbai, India in April
The fifth installment of Brave Combat Federation will be hosted in Mumbai,India Brave announced this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, in The Dome Stadium of National Sports Club of India.
The news was released on Saturday, to an expectant crowd of fans and media who were gathered at the press conference following Brave 3: Battle in Brazil which took place in Curitiba.
The event in India will be the 3rd Brave CF event outside Bahrain, after two successful Brave events in the Kingdom in 2016. Although the card is yet to be revealed, excitement is building in anticipation of potential bouts to be announced in the coming weeks.
Indian talents which have already signed with Brave Combat Federation includes Pawan Maan Singh, Bharat Khandare, Hardeep Rai, Chaitanya Gavali, Gurdarshan Mangat, Abdul Muneer, Atif Mohammad, Mohammed Farhad and Suny Khatri.
Liverpool Favourite Set For Action At Cage Warriors 82
Liverpool’s Molly McCann now has a confirmed opponent for her hometown bout at Cage Warriors 82, in what will be the biggest night in the promotion’s history.
McCann will take on Lacey Schuckman in a 125lb flyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a fight that’s sure to deliver plenty of action.
‘Meatball’ McCann splits her training between Ippon gym, Bournemouth and NextGen in Liverpool that has produced Cage Warriors world champions Paddy Pimblett and Chris Fishgold. She’ll line up with Pimblett for the April 1 card looking to add another win to her pro record.
WSOF 35 highlights: Champ Blagoy Ivanov pounds out Shawn Jordan (with ref cam!)
Did you miss Saturday’s WSOF 35 event? Check out the highlights from the trio of title fights.
WSOF 35 took place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The main card aired on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
In the main event, heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov needed less than two minutes to stop Shawn Jordan (19-8). It marked his third straight title defense. Here are the highlights:
Lightweight champ Chris Fishgold out of Cage Warriors 82 fight because of injury
Cage Warriors lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has been pulled from his Cage Warriors 82 fight with Jani Salmi because of injury, the promotion announced today on Twitter.
Fishgold (16-1) and Salmi (9-2) were set to meet in the co-main event of Cage Warriors 82, which takes place April 1 at Echo Arena Liverpool in Liverpool. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass. The promotion has not announced a possible replacement bout.
ONE: Kings of Destiny Full Fight Card Released
Eduard Folayang has been slated to make the first defense of his lightweight belt at ONE: Kings of Destiny for several weeks now. The Filipino will be fighting Ev Ting. The promotion released on Monday the rest of the nine-fight card, which is set for April 21 in Manila.
In the co-main event at the MOA Arena, Kevin Belingon (14-5) faces Toni Tauru (11-4-1). Both men have challenged unsuccessfully for the bantamweight belt, but got their careers back on track with wins toward the tail end of 2016.
BAMMA 29 main event announced as Brett McDermott takes on Ruben Wolf for vacant Heavyweight title
Having recently announced the promotions return to Birmingham for BAMMA 29, BAMMA has now announced that the vacant heavyweight title will be up for grabs in an explosive main event between Brett “The Spartan” McDermott and Ruben “The Viking” Wolf.
BAMMA 29 takes place on Friday, May 12 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will feature not only the heavyweight title fight but also has a middleweight title co-main event as Yannick Bahati and Matt Hallam go head-to-head for the vacant strap.
Lewis Long headlines Cage Warriors 83 against Che Mills in Wales
After reports suggesting Lew Long would be headlining an event in Newport, Cage Warriors have announced that welterweights Che Mills and Long will main event Cage Warriors 83 on May 6.
The pair were originally scheduled to fight at Cage Warriors 79 in Newport on October 15, 2016 but the bout was cancelled due to an injury to Long.
LFA 8: Hamilton VS. Bazzi Main Card Line-Up Revealed
Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced earlier this month that LFA will host three consecutive weeks of LFA events in April. The first of the three will be LFA 8, which will serve as the first nationally televised MMA event to take place in the state of South Carolina. It will also be the eighth LFA event to take place after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Legacy Fighting Championship (Legacy FC) and Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA).
The main event of LFA 8 will feature a heated battle between two of the hottest flyweight prospects in the sport. The surging Legacy FC standout Cee Jay “The Autobot” Hamilton will look to defend his southern stomping grounds against unrelenting upstart Jesse Bazzi. LFA 8 – Hamilton vs. Bazzi takes place Friday, April 7th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Rizin FF adds many UFC veterans to April 16 card
Rizin will stage their next card in April, and it will feature a few familiar names if you’re a UFC fan.
One of the best flyweights in the world will make his Rizin debut on April 16th. Kyoji Horiguchi, a former UFC flyweight title challenger, was let go by the promotion and quickly scooped up by the company that operates out of his own country to headline their show against Yuki Motoya. Now, they’ve added a bunch more familiar names to the event.
Tatsuya Kawajiri, who lost his Rizin debut on New Year’s Eve to Kron Gracie, will take on fellow UFC vet Anthony Birchak. Birchak, who is coming up a weight class for the bout, went 2-2 in four 135-pound bouts in the UFC and won his last one, but wasn’t re-signed.
Angela Lee to defend title vs. Istela Nunes on May 26
ONE Championship has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE women’s atomweight world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
Vitaly Minakova Vs. Antonio Silva On Eurasia Fight Nights
The duel heavy to be held in July.
After the last fight Antonio Silva (19-11 1 NC, 3-7 1 NC UFC) did not hide the fact that also the next duel is going to fight on Russian soil. Portal ValeTudo.ru confirmed the information that on July 2 at the gala Eurasia Fight Nights Bigfoot take Vitaly Minakova (19-0).
Silva after losing three consecutive fights goodbye to the biggest MMA organization in the world. Antonio Road crossed with the Russians and Brazilian last November zawalczyl in Yekaterinburgu with Ivan Shtyrkovem.
Mackenzie Dern unable to make contracted weight, LFA fight changed to catchweight
Mackenzie Dern’s weight issues have cropped up again.
For the second straight fight, Dern was unable to make the contracted strawweight weight class. On Thursday, Dern could not get down to the 116-pound division maximum for her Legacy Fighting Alliance 6 fight against Katherine Roy, so the bout was changed to a 120-pound catchweight prior to her stepping on the scale, LFA president Ed Soares told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Ex-UFC fighters Milana Dudieva, Kelly Faszholz sign with Invicta FC
A pair of UFC veterans are heading to Invicta FC.
Kelly Faszholz and Milana Dudieva have both signed deals with Invicta, the promotion announced Monday. Both were recently removed from the UFC roster.
Faszholz (3-2) had a Fight of the Night performance in her UFC debut, a loss to Lauren Murphy, in February 2016, but was not brought back after falling to Ketlen Vieira by split decision in October. The 31-year-old California native is still a promising talent in the women’s bantamweight division.
Bubba Jenkins signs with ACB; debuts vs. Ali Bagov next weekend
The signings keep on coming for ACB! Today they have announced the acquisition of All-American wrestler Bubba Jenkins.
He will fight Ali “Hulk” Bagov next weekend at ACB 54 in Manchester. The fight will likely be contested at lightweight, as Bagov was originally slated to face Alexandre Pimentel at lightweight on the same event.
Nine-time UFC veteran Nikita Krylov signs with Eurasia Fight Nights
It looks like Nikita Krylov’s next fight will be featured on UFC Fight Pass – just not in the UFC.
Krylov (21-5), currently ranked No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Russia’s Eurasia Fight Nights promotion.
The organization announced the deal earlier today during EFN Global 59 in Moscow, which featured former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov scoring a third-round TKO win over D.J. Linderman in the evening’s UFC Fight Pass-broadcast main event.