BRAVE CF fighters bring joy to wounded officials in open workouts ahead of BRAVE 26

BRAVE Combat Federation, one of the biggest MMA promotions in the world, founded in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has joined forces with LFC, the biggest martial arts organization in Colombia. The first event of that landmark partnership will take place this Saturday night, in Bogotá, with a fight card mixing the absolute best Colombian talent with some of the biggest international stars.

Yesterday, a few of the biggest names from the fight card paid a visit to DCRI, Centro de Rehabilitación Inclusiva. While there, they showed the wounded soldiers and police officers some of the techniques they hope to put in display on Saturday night.

Felipe Silva, a mixed martial artist from Brazil, known for his Knockout prowess, praised the initiative of putting together the soldiers and giving them a rundown on the best techniques from mixed martial arts.

“I loved getting together with the DCRI, and this is the type of thing BRAVE and LFC have done since they signed the agreement. It was awesome to receive their energy ahead of fight night and I hope that some of them can cheer for me, even though my opponent is Colombian”

Felipe went on to invite several police officers that use the facilities at DCRI to join him in training, including service member Edson, an amputee who turned 21 years old yesterday. The crowd went wild with the opportunity that a few of their friends had to train with the best-mixed martial arts in the world.

The same seen with the other fighters who worked out, such as Luana Pinheiro, Yasmeli Araque, and Gabriel Fly, who all showed their gratitude to the Military officers of Colombia.

Silva will headline the show against Dumar Roa, from Colombia. On fight night, he will have the companionship of his teammate, Gabriel Fly. The Featherweight BRAVE CF title contender goes up to Lightweight to face Jon Zaráte in a match of epic proportions, as both men are very well known in their home countries. Both men train under legendary mixed martial artist and one of the biggest names in the sport, Cristiano Marcello, who was also excited to see MMA getting its due recognition in Colombia.

“Amazing to see the DCRI full of people who have proudly served their countries. Amazing that they were all very keen to learn more about MMA and I hope my fighters have provided enough for them to check out the fights and become fans of BRAVE CF and LFC too”, said Marcello.

BRAVE 26 takes place at the Coliseo Hernan Jaramillo, Salitre, on Saturday night, with 11 fights that are sure to send Colombian mixed martial arts to the next level. The partnership between LFC and BRAVE CF has made possible by the tireless work of Jaime Barón, LFC president, and Mohammed Shahid, president of BRAVE CF.

All fighters make weight; RIZIN 18 officially set at the Dolphins Arena

RIZIN.18 will take place tomorrow on August 18th (Sun) at the Dolphins Arena in Nagoya, Japan. All fighters made weight and 13 fights are officially set to go. The event will be streamed LIVE on FightBook MMA on the FITE.TV Network.

Fighter weight and Quotes:

[Fight 1] 57.0kg / 125.7lbs
Ryuji Horio – 56.85kg / 125.3lb

“He’s not the greatest technician but he has power and speed so I need to be careful or he might finish me with one punch”

“I was able to get the decision win in my last fight in RIZIN, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t finish. I will go and try to get that finish this time”

Uchu Sakurai – 57.0kg / 125.7lbs

“The motivation towards this fight is unreal. I spent time in Tokyo and have worked on every part of my game. My opponent is well experienced and has many accomplishments. I plan to beat him with fashion and become a regular in RIZIN. I want to be the next big star.”

“I want to show that I’m not just a young kid”

[Fight 2] 53.0kg / 116.8lbs
Shota Takiya – 52.80kg / 116.4lbs

“My opponent is young and tough. I will not hold back and will go for the finish from the very beginning.”

“I do not plan to take this fight to decision. I will force the fight to where either of us has to go down.”

Kazuki Osaki – 53.0kg / 116.8lbs

“My opponent is very aggressive and doesn’t stop coming forward. He throws so many things so I’m sure I will have a hard to adjusting to his style but once I get used to him it should be a very fun fight.”

[Fight 3] 49.0kg / 108.0lbs
Ai Shimizu – 48.70kg / 107.4lbs

“My opponent has good submission skills from the bottom. She can setup an armbar very nicely and I have to be careful with that.”

Confirmed Fighters Announced For Cage Warriors 108

Tickets are now on sale for Cage Warriors return to Cardiff on October 12th, with a number of stellar Welsh names confirmed for the card which will be headlined by surging lightweight prospect Mason Jones.

‘The Dragon’ gets the main event spot!

Still undefeated at 7-0 in the Cage Warriors lightweight division, Mason ‘The Dragon’ Jones looks to be following in the footsteps of the previous Welsh Cage Warriors alumni who have risen to international UFC stardom – Brett Johns, Jack Marshman, Craig White and, most recently, former bantamweight champion Jack Shore.

Now, Jones has his first chance to bring home a main event win at the Viola Arena, a now-notorious venue for the sport of MMA in Wales which has hosted his last two fights against Donovan Desmae and Kacper Formela.

Speaking after his last fight, he said: “I’m here to show I’m the greatest in this division and that I can defeat anyone. I’m always looking for those finishes and to end in a bang. I’m looking to destroy everyone… I’m coming for my belt.”

“The crowd is insane… the noise, the support… Wales is my favourite place in the world to fight.”

On October 12th, Jones has the chance to move ever closer to his dream, when he’ll take the next step in his quest for the title. Can he join Shore in the wave of young Welsh talent reaching the world MMA spotlight?

Now on a 3-fight win streak, Aaron Khalid is another man with his eye on a Cage Warriors belt, but for him the goal is welterweight gold. He’s scheduled to fight former title challenger Alex Lohoré on June 29th in London, but after that will return to Cardiff on October 12th for a homecoming fight at the Viola Arena against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.

Also just announced is Cory McKenna, who has already picked up two stoppage wins this year to prove why she should be righty considered one of Europe’s most exciting women’s MMA stars. Her training partner Josh ‘Crazy Horse’ Reed, a Welsh fan favourite who narrowly lost out to the bantamweight title against the UFC’s Nathaniel Wood in 2017, has also made an impressive start to the year with two wins and will compete at CW108.

And that’s not all – Oban Elliott, the winner of Cage Warriors’ Lightweight Amateur Grand Prix tournament who has since made a perfect start to his pro career, will appear on the card alongside Welshmen Ben Ellis, Jordan Peake and Jack Tucker.

Fans can save 20% on CW108 with Cage Warriors’ Early Bird offers through THIS LINK, with tickets starting at just £28 for a limited time only.

Cage Warriors 108 – Confirmed Names

Mason Jones

Aaron Khalid

Josh Reed

Cory McKenna

Oban Elliott

Jordan Peake

Ben Ellis

Jack Tucker

Many more TBA.

King of the Cage Announces Fighters to Headline at Tyson Events Center on August 24 for “VENDETTA”

Sioux City, Iowa: King of the Cage will debut at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday, August 24, 2019 with a nationally broadcast event. The promotion has announced the fighters who will headline this event.

The promotion will host KOTC: VENDETTA. There will be twelve fights on this exciting card. This event will be broadcast in over 50 million U.S. households on MAVTV. MAVTV is currently available on DIRECTV (channel 214), Verizon Fios (channel 810), Comcast, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, Charter and hundreds of regional distributors.

Event doors will open at 5:45 pm. and fights will start at 7:00 pm. Reserve seating and Ringside tickets are on sale now. Tickets are available online at or by visiting the Primebank Box Office at the Tyson Events Center. Official Hashtag: #Vendetta

The KOTC Welterweight World Title (170 lbs.) is on the line as Kyle “The Dude” Angerman (6-1) fighting out of Des Moines, Iowa training at One Academy will take on Frank “The Nightmare” Schuman (10-5) fighting out of Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin training at Ojibwe Nation. This is a rematch between these two top fighters in the division. Angerman is one of the up and coming stars in MMA and top ranked, as well as, a former KOTC Amateur World Champion. He is coming off an impressive second round victory in his last bout. Schuman is one of the top ranked Welterweights in MMA and has won his last three of four fights impressively.

Also on the card, we have the KOTC Atomweight World Title (105 lbs.) on the line. Current champion Jayme Hinshaw fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico training at FIT NHB will go against Grace “Thai Kitten” Cleveland (4-0) fighting out of Littleton, Colorado training at Factory X Muay Thai/MMA/BJJ. Hinshaw has not lost since capturing the title over a year ago. Cleveland is one of the top ranked women fighter’s pound for pound and has only one loss in both her professional and amateur career.

Stay tuned as FightBook MMMA will have more information and an updated fight card for this event.

UFC on ESPN+ 11: Gustafsson vs Smith official fighter weigh-ins; All Fighters On Target

FightBook MMA has your early and official UFC on ESPN+ 11: Gustafsson vs Smith fighter weigh-ins with all 24 athletes making weight without issue.

The early weigh-ins took place at a hotel in Stockholm. UFC on ESPN+ 11 takes place Saturday, June 1st at Ericcson Globe in Stockholm. The main card will air on ESPN+ while the prelims on ESPN2. Watch the ceremonial weigh-ins LIVE on FightBook MMA on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. MT.

In the main event, Alexander Gustafsson will take on Anthony Smith. Gustafsson came in at 205lbs while Smith stepped on the scale weighing in at 206lbs. In the co-main event, Jimi Manuwa will go against Aleksandar Rakic. Manuwa stepped on the scale weighing in at 205lbs and Rakic came in at 205lbs.

UFC on ESPN+ 11: Gustafsson vs Smith weigh-in results include:

(ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET)

Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Anthony Smith (206)
Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (205)
Makwan Amirkhani (145) vs. Chris Fishgold (145)
Christos Giagos (155) vs. Damir Hadzovic (155)
Sung Bin Jo (145) vs. Daniel Teymur (145)

(ESPN2, 10 a.m. ET)

Rostem Akman (170) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (170)
Tonya Evinger (135) vs. Lina Lansberg (135)
Stevie Ray (155) vs. Leonardo Santos (155)
Frank Camacho (155) vs. Nick Hein (155)
Bea Malecki (136) vs. Eduarda Santana (135)
Devin Clark (205) vs. Darko Stosic (205)
Joel Alvarez (155) vs. Danilo Belluardo (155)

💬 Абдулманап Нурмагомедов о бое с отцом МакГрегора: …

💬 Абдулманап Нурмагомедов о бое с отцом МакГрегора:

“Если даже меня свяжут и положат. То я встану и “задушу” его… Ну вот прям со связанными руками я его смогу “задушить”. Он там вроде боксировал с кем-то. Не важно. Пусть его пустят в боксерских перчатках со мной в клетку, а мне завяжут руки. Я его все равно “задушу”.

И это не потому что я сильнее, нет. Просто у меня класс выше. Я на другом уровне, чем отец Конора. А то, что вы сопоставляете его со мной, это нереально. Я – профессиональный тренер, я всю жизнь нахожусь в спорте. Из года в год я улучшаю свои навыки, трачу на это много времени в спортивном зале, работаю с лучшими бойцами, иногда 3 минуты, иногда 5 минут… Я даже не уступаю Хабибу в партере. Вот с Исламом, когда мы боремся в куртках, у нас 1-1.

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