This weekend in the Netherlands there is a heavyweight heavy card with quite a few Europeans going to war in the cage. In the Main Event, Alistair Overeem takes on Andrei Arlovski in a matchup between two top 5 heavyweights and in the Co-Main Antonio Silva will fight Stefan Struve. These will for sure be some exciting fights in the heavyweight division. Overall, throughout the card, there are quite a few very intriguing fights which make for a very solid card.
FIGHT TO WATCH: Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade
The marquis fight of the preliminary card is a lightweight battle between Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov and Chris Wade. Wade is 4-0 in the UFC and is looking to continue to take wins at the hands of other lightweights in the UFC’s toughest division. His opponent, Khabilov, is 3-2 in the UFC and is looking to start another win streak, having won his last fight. This is a very interesting fight between two up and comers in the lightweight division.
HONORABLE MENTION 1: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Heather Jo Clark
Kicking off the main card is a strawweight bout between two very talented fighters. The undefeated Kowalkiewicz is looking to follow up her first UFC win with another one. Kowalkiewicz is fighting in Europe and is sure to have the fans behind her as she takes on the American Clark. Heather Clark hasn’t fought since December of 2014 and is sure to be eager to get back into the cage. The UFC didn’t do her any favors, however, and matched her up against Kowalkiewicz, which is very possibly the toughest matchup of her career. This will be a very exciting fight in the Straw Weight division between two women on the rise in that division.
HONORABLE MENTION 2: Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
The first fight on the preliminary card is a very interesting one in the lightweight division between Yan Cabral and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. It’s Brazil vs. Iran as both men look to do their countries proud in the cage. Both men are coming off of a loss, with Cabral losing a razor thin split decision to Johnny Case and Madadi losing to Norman Parke. Madadi was gone for more than 2 years prior to that fight and claims that “ring rust” was one of the factors in that loss, and is looking to prove he is more than what that loss defines him as.
2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app
This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.
The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:
*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results
The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.
Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.
Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.
MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST
- Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
- Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
- Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
- Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
- Result: Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
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)
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)
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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