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Stacked card for ONE: Global Rivals in Manila

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ONE Championship released nine additional bouts for ONE: Global Rivals in Manila, scheduled for April 15th in Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines. The event, headlined by Ben Askren’s second title defense against Nikolay Aleksakhin, will feature a stacked card which includes a combination of rising stars and former title challengers.

First off, rising star Gianni Subba, who is on a 4 fight streak, will face former flyweight title contender Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio who recently stopped his 2-fight losing streak with a KO win against Saiful Merican.
Secondly, former title challenger Koji Ando is looking to work his way back to the lightweight title contention after his failed title bid against Shinya Aoki. Ando won his most recent bout against Roger Huerta, and looking back to repeat the victory against undefeated wrestler Lowen Tynanes, who returned to ONE Championship after 2 years away from the Asian promotion.

Another hometown hero and former title challenger, Eric Kelly, who was submitted for the first time by Ev Ting will fight Timofey Nastyukhin, who stormed into ONE Championship ranks knocking out Eduard Folayang, but recently had his 9-fight win streak snapped by Herbert Burns in a featherweight title eliminator. With both fighters eager to go back to winning ways and back to title contention, this fight is likely to provide a lot of fireworks

Finally, 2 rising stars in Reece McLaren and Muin Gafurov will face off. Both fighters recently pulled off a big upset, with McLaren scoring a come-from-behind finish against veteran Mark Striegl, while Gafurov scored a KO on former bantamweight title contender Toni Tauru on his last outing.

The latest lineup for ONE: Global Rivals are as follows:
-) ONE Welterweight title fight: Ben Askren vs Nikolay Aleksakhin
-) Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio vs Gianni Subba
-) Lowen Tynanes vs Koji “Commander” Ando
-) Eric Kelly vs Timofey Nasyukhin
-) Reece “Lightning” McLaren vs Muin “Tajik” Gafurov
-) Honorio “The Rock” Banario vs Vaughn “The Spawn” Donayre
-) April Onsenion vs Natalie Gonzales Hills
-) Bernard “Hitman” Soriano vs Sunoto

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Watch: Bellator 185 Prelims

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Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Complete Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Fight Card:

Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)

Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)

Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)

Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card:

Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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