World Series of Fighting has added a notable competitor to its roster – one who has been waiting in the shadows for over a year.
WSOF Senior Executive Vice President Ali Abdelaziz announced the promotion had signed former UFC fighter Jason High – as well as fellow octagon veteran Mike Ricci – to a contract via Twitter.
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) August 18, 2015
“The Kansas City Bandit” is coming off a year-long suspension. During his fight with Rafael dos Anjos in 2014, High shoved the referee, who had stopped the fight and declared dos Anjos the winner. High believed the referee had stopped the fight too early, prompting him to put his hands on the official. The UFC cut him because of his actions.
High brings an 18-5 record to the promotion, including going 8-2 in his last 10 fights. In addition to his success in the UFC and Strikeforce, The Kansas City Bandit has had success overseas in the Japanese-based DREAM promotion.
He made it to the finals of the 2009 DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix, submitting Yuya Shirai in the quarterfinals, then picking up a split-decision win over Andre Galvao in the semi-final round. In the championship bout, he was knocked out by Marius Zaromskis in the first round.
Yet High won’t be competing in WSOF’s welterweight division, which already has former several former UFC talents such as Jon Fitch, Yushin Okami, Jake Shields and former champion Rousimar Palhares. He’ll actually be competing in the lightweight division. High’s bout against dos Anjos was his 155-pound debut.
But High has a chance to make the dos Anjos loss a distant memory and have a proper 155 debut. For the Kansas City Bandit, WSOF is a new landscape and he has the tools and experience to take its lightweight division by storm.
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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