For only the second time in the promotion’s history, the UFC are back in Tampa, Florida for another epic night of fights with UFC on Fox 19. Yet again the UFC have been adding to their roster and in Tampa, we’ll get to the see the debut of Darrell Horcher. Horcher was game enough to step up to the mark and take on one of the best lightweights in the world in Khabib Numargomedov after Tony Ferguson was forced to pull out of fight citing injury. Horcher stepped up to a fight which most lightweights would have probably shied away from on short notice, his willingness is something both the UFC and Khabib are definitely grateful for.
Fighter: Darrell Horcher
Team: Unrivaled Athletics
Previous Organisation: Cage Fury Fighting Championship
The CFFC lightweight champion and full-time project manager is making a huge step up here to take on one the UFC’s finest in Khabib. He is probably most well-known for his stint in Bellator where he won two fights on the trot before losing to TUF 8 contestant Phillipe Nover. Horcher made an appearance at the open workouts today something he never before had to do and was greeted with applause by the fans at the event. This fight for his opponent will be his first fight in almost 2 years after suffering from countless injuries.
Of course, Horcher is expected to lose but this is a fight and 1 punch can end a fight, he also has nothing to lose, even with a loss he is gaining, so expect him to come in and put it all on the line to pick up the biggest win of his entire career and make a huge statement. Horcher boasts a very good standup ability with half of his wins coming via TKO/KO, 2 of which coming in his last two fights where his fighting ability evolved to a whole new level. The standout thing to look out for in his fight game is his striking, his heavy hands can finish a fight at any moment with one clean strike like it did back in his Bellator debut.
In my own opinion, it would be silly to rule him out just yet despite Khabib’s unbelievable talent because Khabib has been out for such a prolonged period of time who knows what he’ll be like when steps into that cage. This catchweight fight is expected to be a good main card fight and let’s hope in lives up to expectations and both men put on a show.
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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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