MMAMANIA.COM’s Top Fight to Watch this Weekend is Callum MacDonald vs. Justin Springer at Battle Arena 39 in the UK
One of the main events for Battle Arena 39 will be the bout between two amateur Featherweights in Callum MacDonald vs. Justin Springer, and both of these men are must-watch material.
MacDonald hasn’t been competing for too long, but during his time in the cage, he has shown flashes of brilliance. A win on Saturday would be very beneficial for him, and continue his ascension up the Battle Arena 145-pound ladder.
Considering his inexperience, it’ll be interesting to see how MacDonald will fair in front of what will be a raucous crowd in Birmingham, UK
Justin Springer is in the same boat as MacDonald as well; the fighter currently holds a record of 2-1, but has shown vast improvement in each bout. Springer is likely the slight underdog again MacDonald this weekend, but a convincing victory could make him a highly coveted prospect.
Even though both of these men are green in the sport, they have already proven to be all-action fighters.
If you are looking for a can’t miss fight this weekend, make sure you tune in to Battle Arena 39.
The Bout Card includes:
- David Khalsa vs. Jonathan Moutama 155 lbs
- Callum MacDonald vs. Justin Springer 146 lbs
- Lois Roby vs. Josh Plant 170 lbs
- Gaz Holmes vs. Camilo Petkoff 134 lbs
- Davie Moore vs. Paul Tapper 154 lbs
- Danny Williams vs. Ash Walters 154 lbs
- Vasile Cuciuc vs. Reiss Jones 185 lbs
- Danielle Hutton vs. Monica Tortosa 128 lbs
- Konrad Nowicki vs. Sam Chapman 146 lbs
- Jamal Raja vs. Jack Drake 154 lbs
- Guyla Bus vs. Richard Prentice 205 lbs
- Luke Thompson vs. Saul Jones 170 lbs
- S. Lewandowski vs. Cory Vernon 134 lbs
- Bradley Owen vs. James Bartlett 154 lbs
- Steve Munsey vs. Macca White 134 lbs
- Joanne Doyle vs. Alice Stewardson 146 lbs
- Michael Khalsa vs. Eliot Elliott 154 lbs
- Mathew Eyus vs. David Tardy 170 lbs
- C. Radcliffe vs. Łukasz Szala 170 lbs
- Josh Jones vs. Ricki Middleton 146 lbs
- Mantas Smalleys vs. Raphael Puig 154 lbs
Da Beast is Back!! at Driller Promotions – BJ Lacy Returns to the Cage in the Co-Main Event – Watch on GFL.Tv
B.J. “Da Beast” Lacy hasn’t fought in Minnesota since 2013. That’s about to change.
Lacy is fighting in the co-main event of Saturday’s A-Town Throwdown IX at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center.
Lacy is set to take on Wisconsin’s Adam Vanderveen, who’s 1-0 as a pro, in the co-main event at a catch weight of 215 pounds.
Vanderveen trains with Jake Klipp at Pura Vida, while Lacy has been training in Las Vegas. He came home to Minnesota recently and has been looking to get back in the cage. Driller Promotions obliged after Danyelle Williams backed out of his scheduled bout with Vanderveen.
Lacy (15-9-3) gladly stepped up on short notice.
“BJ is a Minnesota legend, so we were fortunate to get him in there when Danyelle Williams backed out of the fight,” Driller’s Jeremy Bjornberg said. “BJ is
never in a boring fight. He’s well-rounded, has better wrestling than people give him credit for, and he hits hard. Adam Vanderveen trains with a great group at Pura Vida, so I know he’s ready for the challenge. I’ve heard good things, and I think this is a good, even fight, one that will really be entertaining.”
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Listed as the Runner Up to the Top Fight of the Week by MMAmania.com Driller Promotions features Heath Rud vs. Wayman Carter – Live on GFL.Tv
Here are the meat and potatoes of this weekend!
The A-Town Throwdown 9 Middleweight bout between Heath Rud and Wayman Carter may set fireworks off inside the cage.
Simply put, this is a bout you don’t want to miss.
The intimidating fellow who is Rud has been on an absolute tear, only suffering from one loss in his professional career, while boasting five finishes. The submission specialist is looking to push further into the ballot for perhaps a Middleweight title opportunity in the future, and potentially a UFC roster spot down the line.
The most exciting part of this bout is that Carter may be just as intimidating, if not more so, than Rud. Having fought in both Bellator and Shamrock FC, the experience under his belt isn’t something to be taken lightly.
Both men are finishers, and you should expect nothing less this weekend.
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Blair Tugman vs. Walter Smith-Cotito at Reality Fighting Featured as 3rd Best Fight To Watch This Weekend as Rated by MMAmania.com – Watch Live on GFL.Tv
Reality Fighting is spoiling the audience in attendance this weekend!
Another Bellator veteran in Blair Tugman will grace the cage this weekend as he squares up against Walter Smith-Cotito in front of a pack crowd at Mohegan Sun, and you can expect a war from these two Bantamweight prospects.
Having a recent victory at Bellator 153, Tugman returns to the regional scene in order to continue to hone his craft. Considering he is no stranger to the limelight and has home field advantage to boot, Tugman is walking into the cage as the major favorite.
Smith on the other hand may be desperate for a win, which often provides a thrilling contest for fans.
While currently holding a rather pedestrian record of 3-4, Smith must hope to overwhelm his opponent in the cage with everything he’s learned in the Team Link Hooksett affiliate.
In order to win, Smith will need to fight for the finish or be finished, making this a must watch fight for all MMA fans.
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Reality Fighting Features Johnny “Mr. Nice Guy” Lopez vs. Billy “Wolverine” Giovanella – Rated by MMAMania.com as the 4th Best Fight to Watch this Weekend – Live on GFL.Tv
If you’re going to Mohegan Sun Casino this weekend to watch the Reality Fighting event, please stand up!
Looking to shake up the Flyweight division and pick up the vacant Reality Fighting Flyweight title is the “Wolverine” himself, Billy Giovanella. Coming off a convincing win in Bellator 144, Giovanella defeated his opponent in just one minute via a nasty choke.
Even though Giovanella didn’t earn another fight in the Bellator cage, his performance alone proves that he’s not afraid of the limelight.
Could a victory this weekend earn him a UFC roster spot?
Of course, “Mr. Nice Guy” Johnny Lopez isn’t going to be anyone’s stepping-stone.
Expect Lopez to make a statement and fire up the crowd at the Mohegan Sun with a riveting performance. Considering the Connecticut native is walking into the arena with home field advantage, you know he won’t let down his friends and family in attendance.
After making quick work of his last opponent in the first round, Lopez is currently on a streak with five wins under his belt.
Let’s hope he’s able to carry that momentum into Saturday. You know what they always say about nice guys..
They always finish last.
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Jeremie Montgomery v James “Jimbo” Martin and Jose Hernandez takes on Jordan Mackin at Combat Games MMA – Live on GFL.Tv
A pro 145 lb contest is set between Jeremie Montgomery and James “Jimbo” Martin. Team Wise’s Montgomery fights out of Seattle and enters with a 2-1 record, winning his last fight in February. Martin is with Combat Sport & Fitness, and is seeking his first pro win since 2012.
Another pro 145 lb contest is on tap with Ivan Salaverry’s Jose Hernandez taking on Spokane fighter by way of Maui, Jordan Mackin. Hernandez won his first pro fight last October at COGA MMA’s Battle at the Bay 13 and looks to remain unbeaten. Mackin’s last pro win came at Rumble on the Ridge 30 but he has dropped two since.
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Issaquah’s “Flashy” Dex Montenegro and Spokane’s Nathan Thompson will Throw Down in a Featherweight Bout at Combat Games MMA’s Rumble at the Ridge 34 -Watch Live on GFL.Tvattraction
Issaquah’s “Flashy” Dex Montenegro and Spokane’s Nathan Thompson will throw down in a pro featherweight attraction. Fighting with Gracie Barra NW, Montenegro turned pro in 2011 and went 6-1 in his first 7 fights. Early this year though, Dex ran into a tough Eduardo Torres who stopped Montenegro in the 2nd. Against Thompson, the talented Montenegro will be looking to get back on the winning track with a strong performance.
Independent fighter Thompson has been active professionally since 2013, winning his first three bouts, but following with a No-contest and then three straight losses. Thompson will be looking to showcase his abilities in the COGA MMA cage and start another win streak for himself.
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Team Hard Knox fighter, Rob “Iron Man” Cann Battles Oregon’s Matt Goff in a Lightweight Fight at Combat Games MMA Show – Live on GFL.Tv
Team Hard Knox fighter, Rob “Iron Man” Cann of Tacoma, will battle Oregon’s Matt Goff in a lightweight matchup. The local favorite Cann turned pro in 2013 and enters on a two-bout win streak, his last win coming over Nathan Thompson at Rumble on the Ridge 33.
Meanwhile, Goff has been a pro since 2008, took a long break between 2009 and 2015, and since returning to the cage last August has been active competing in 7 fights.
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MMAMANIA.com Calls Combat Games MMA’s Rumble at the Ridge 34 Fight Between Taki Uluilakepa v Joey “Mama’s Boy” Pierotti as One of Top 5 Fights to Watch This Weekend – Live on GFL.Tv
Taki Uluilakepa is on a mission to prove his first victory over Joey “Mama’s Boy” Pierotti was no fluke, but can he replicate his previous success this Saturday night?
The Washington native is looking to once again dish out major punishment to his opponent at Combat Games MMA: Rumble at the Ridge 34, live on PPV. This Welterweight bout between these two competitors will be highly entertaining for the folks watching at the Snoqualmie Casino in Washington, and you can watch it from the comfort of your home!
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Remember folks; Combat Games MMA isn’t the only action going on this weekend. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five fights to watch on GFL this week.
The main event for CGMMA looks to be a battle of will and perseverance, in a highly anticipated rematch.
The crafty Pierotti is looking to further add to his rather green resume by adding another W to his current streak. Currently boasting a record of 2-0, the Washington native is looking to justify those that call him a legitimate UFC talent.
On the other hand, Uluilakepa is rather seasoned and primed for another big victory over Pierotti this weekend. Having not fought in a title bout since 2012, Taki is hoping a victory this weekend will get him one step closer to 170-pound gold.
A ton is on the line this Saturday night.
The bout card includes:
Cruiserweight contender Nick Kisner ready for Boardwalk debut this Friday night at the Claridge in Atlantic City – Watch on GFL.Tv
Cruiserweight contender Nick Kisner ready for Boardwalk debut this Friday night at the Claridge in Atlantic City – Click here to watch.
Isiah Seldon battles Eddie Edmond in main event
Chuck Mussachio takes on Willis Lockett in Light Heavyweight rematch
Plus undefeated Heavyweight Quian Davis,
The pro debut of former United States amateur sensation LeRoy Davila
Tonight Rising Promotions big fans a great night of boxing from the Claridge in Atlantic City.
In the main event, It will be about New Jersey bragging rights as Isiah Seldon will take on Eddie Edmond in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.
In a one of the undercard bout, Baltimore-based cruiserweight contender, “Slick” Nick Kisner will take on Lamont Capers. Kisner, who was a prized amateur that saw him become a 3-time National Silver Gloves champion, a 2-time National junior Golden Gloves champion and a Ringside World championship, just to name a few of his big wins in the non-paying ranks.
The 25 year-old has a record of 16-2-1 with six knockouts. “I have had a very good training camp,” said Kisner. “Capers is a tough and durable opponent. He has been in with some very good fighters, but I am very confident about getting the win on Friday.”
Kisner has won two in a row since his highest profile bout to date when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to former two-time world title challenger Lateef Kayode,
In that bout, Kisner fought well and had some moments in the bout, but came up just short in a fight that seemed closer then the official scorecards. “I learned a lot about in that fight. I went 10-rounds for the first time. I did that against one of the best fighters in the divisions. That was the fight where, also learned the best way to get down to 200 pounds. Before that fight, I would kill myself to make the weight.”
That training regimen has worked so well, that Kisner is now contemplating a move to light heavyweight.
“That is the plan. In fact, if everything goes well on Friday, that I am looking at a big name at light heavyweight in August.”
But first, he has to deal with Capers, not far from Kisner’s hometown of Baltimore.
“I am excited to be fighting in Atlantic City. It is one of the big stages in boxing. Come Friday, I am going to put on a great show, and I am going to show the world that I am great fighter. I have learned from my previous fights. I have matured and on Friday, people will see that I am on the best fighters in the world.”
In a six-round co-feature, one of the most popular fighter’s from the shore area, Light Heavyweight Chuck Mussachio will be back in the ring after a 39-month lay off when he takes on Willis Lockett in a rematch of a bout that that ended in a draw on September 19, 2008.
In four round bouts:
In a four round Welterweight bout, Adrian Wilson (0-2) of Atlantic City will take on pro debuting Da’Quan Johnson of Pennsauken, New Jersey
Quian Davis (2-0-1, 1KO) of Mays Landing, NJ will fight Soloman Maye (1-6-1, 1 KO) of New Haven, CT in a Heavyweight out.
Also on the card will be the pro debut of Bantamweight Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, New Jersey battling fellow pro debuter Dominic Whitehurst of Chillicothe, OH.
Davila, who had over 60 amateur fights was ranked second in the United States in his weight class.
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