All eyes will be on the O2 arena in London on July 16th where Bellator 158 takes place. A lot of those eyes will be focused on the featherweight bout between Michael Cutting and James Gallagher.
Both fighters have gained reputations for their incredible ground game. Cutting who boasts 7 wins to his name all coming via submission. Gallagher who remains undefeated in his career with 3 wins to his name all coming via submission also. Cutting believes wherever the fight goes he believes he has the upper hand.
“I’d actually prefer this fight to stay standing. But I am happy wherever it ends up. I have 100% confidence and faith in my jujitsu so yes I think that I will have an upper hand. As for stand up, you’ll have to wait and see”
Gallagher has gained a massive amount of hype due to his performances and also trains with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson, and Aisling Daly on a regular basis and is coached by world renown coach John Kavanagh, and Cutting says he has nothing but respect for the 19 year old.
” I have huge respect for him as I do every man that steps into the cage”
Cutting believes Gallagher has great skill but says the best man will win.
“He’s a great fighter and has skill. But so do I, the best man will win”
Cutting also says he win the fight no matter what.
“All I can predict is I will win. However, whenever. It’s a fact!”
Bellator Main Card:
Bellator MMA Welterweight Bout: Douglas Lima vs. Paul Daley
Bellator MMA Welterweight Bout: Michael Page vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Bout: Linton Vassell vs. Francis Carmont
Bellator MMA Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher vs. Mike Cutting
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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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