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Author: Idrees Crawley

EFC 76 Preview

EFC 76 fight poster. Photo Courtesy of EFC. Saturday, Africa’s premier mixed martial arts promotion returns as EFC 76 airs Live from Pretoria, South Africa. At the top of the bill are two title fights. In the main event, current women’s strawweight champion Chiara Penco looks to keep her unbeaten record intact, as she attempts to turn away Karolina Wojcik to notch her first successful title defense. In the co-feature, former EFC heavyweight champion Ruan Potts looks to reclaim some of his promotional glory. He faces onetime LFA and EFC title challenger, Jared Vanderaa in an interim title affair....

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Which Promotions Benefit Most from UFC Flyweight Cuts?

(Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) In late October, an industry-changing announcement was made. It was reported that the UFC struck a deal with ONE Championship, trading former longtime flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson away for ONE’s welterweight king, Ben Askren. There are many ways to look at and break down the decisions made by both the industry-leader and the largest organization in Asia. For the purposes of this article, we will look at which promotions benefit from the UFC’s decision to do away with flyweight. Bellator MMA One of the first thoughts on the...

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What’s Next for the Champions of Brave CF?

Over the last two years, the Brave Combat Federation has put on eighteen events and has crowned champions in multiple weight classes. Coming off of the successful Brave CF 18 event from last Friday, which saw three title contests in one night, I felt it would be a good time to look at possible matchups for each titleholder in 2019. While the title says champion Alkhasov did not capture the inaugural flyweight belt with his win over Marcel Adur. The former ACB titleholder missed the mark on the scales, resulting in the victory being classified as a non-title triumph....

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