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UFC Veteran Returns for KSW 49

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of KSW MMA (Facebook) The ERGO Arena will be rocking May 18, 2019 when KSW 49 comes to town. The card is coming to completion and one more spectacular bout has been added. Long-time UFC veteran Thiago Silva (21-9) is set to battle Germany’s “King Kong” Martin Zawada (28-15-1.) This will be the third card KSW has put out for 2019. The headlining bout for this card will feature Scott Askham and Michal Materla in the finals of the middleweight title tournament. Silva Returns to the KSW Cage After his debut...

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Big Rematch Announced for KSW 49

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of KSW MMA (Facebook) With KSW 48 on the horizon set for April 27, 2019, KSW 49 is materializing into an amazing card. Just recently announced was the rematch between Antun Racic and Pawel Politylo. The two fought to a split decision at KSW 40: Dublin in October 2017 with Racic taking the victory. Since then both fighters are 6-0 combined and neither wants their streak to end to the other. Racic-Politylo 2 at KSW 49 “Killer” Croatian’s Winning Ways Racic is currently riding a four-fight winning streak with his defeat of Politylo...

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Rise FC 3 Live Results

Rise FC 3 is set to take place Saturday April 13, 2019 in Chilliwack, British Colombia, Canada. WSOF veteran Sabah Fadai takes on CES and Titan FC veteran D’Juan Owens in the main event. The co-main event will feature a bantamweight title bout as two of Canada’s best Chad Anheliger and Craig Maclean engage in battle for the Rise FC title. Tapology’s number one middleweight in the Pacific Northwest as an amateur, Killian Estes, brings his 10-0 record into the cage as he makes his professional debut against Saeid Mirzaei. Both fighters had very impressive amateur careers and both...

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Heavyweight Social Media Stars Added to KSW 49

Photo courtesy of KSW With KSW 48 still to come later this month, the KSW 49 card is already shaping up nicely, with another huge heavyweight matchup added to the mix. KSW 49 is set to take place Saturday May 18, 2019 from the ERGO Arena in Gdansk/Sopot, Poland. With 1 million plus Instagram followers, fitness model and KSW heavyweight star Erko Jun makes his return,  as he faces another social media fitness star in the form of Akop Szostak. Social Media Fitness Stars Square off for Battle Erko Jun is currently 2-0 in his young MMA career, which began...

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KSW 48: Szymanski vs. Parnasse Card Coming Along Very Well

Photo courtesy of KSW. Later this month, KSW returns to action with the KSW 48: Szymanski vs. Parnasse card, set for April 27, 2019, live from Lublin, Poland. The main event will feature a featherweight title fight between French phenom Salahdine Parnasse and the young Polish gun, Roman Szymanski. From two young up-and-comers to two of the most experienced fighters in KSW, the co-main is set to feature KSW 1 tournament champion, Lukasz Jurkowski and Croatian striker Stjepan Bekavac. Here is how the KSW 48 card is stacked up as of now: Featherweight Title Fight: Roman Szymanski vs. Salahdine Parnasse Co-Main...

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Ray Lopez Ready for Inspirational Pro Debut

Photo courtesy of Ray Lopez and New York Fight Exchange It is more common than ever to see 18-year-olds going pro in MMA than it used to be. What is rarer is someone turning professional at 37 years old. In what many consider a “young man’s sport”, Ray Lopez is turning professional after putting together a 4-0 amateur record. Lopez’s path started a lot later in life than most. It goes to show, if you have the desire and will, you can achieve anything. Early Sports Days Growing up in New Jersey, Lopez wrestled in high school but admittedly never...

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AFL 19: Night of Champions Live Results

Photo courtesy of AFL MMA. AFL 19: Night of Champions is set to take place Saturday March 30, 2019 live and exclusive on Fite.TV. The event takes place at the Centro Insular De Deportes from the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. The 13-fight card is topped with five title fights. AFL 19 is headlined by Daniel Requeijo battling Nicolas Joannes for the bantamweight title. Darwin Rodriguez is set to defend his light heavyweight title against Amilcar Alves. Another interesting title fight on the card is the bantamweight title fight between Thiago Martins and Zebenzui Ruiz. The two have previously...

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AFL 19: Night of Champions Preview

Photo courtesy of aflmma.co AFL 19: Night of Champions is set to take place Saturday March 30, 2019, from Gran Canaria, Spain. The card is stacked with FIVE title fights and a grand total of 13 fights. All fighters made weight the day prior to fight night so all fights are set. CEO Fran Montiel is working hard to put Spain on the MMA map. This is the card that might do it. The only place to catch the card is on Fite.TV which will air at 12:00 noon EST. FIVE Title Fights Nowadays, we are used to seeing...

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Garry Tonon: Interview with MMA’s Superstar BJJ Crossover

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, very few are as accomplished as “The Lion Killer” Garry Tonon. After accomplishing everything imaginable in the world of BJJ, Tonon made the switch to MMA in 2018 debuting with ONE Championship.  Tonon is set to return to the ONE cage on Sunday March 31, 2019 for ONE Championship: A New Era. The Jiu-Jitsu Route In the original days of the UFC, it was setup to determine which was the superior of the arts. A wrestler would face a brawler, a BJJ guy would face a boxer, etc. Times have changed and it’s...

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KSW 47 Highlights and Summary

Photo courtesy of KSW This past weekend, KSW pulled off yet another successful event with KSW 47: The X-Warriors. Europe’s top organization delivered on all fronts with all nine fights delivering quality entertainment. Though there were no submission finishes, there were highlight reel knockouts and several closely contested decision battles. If you’re in a hurry and looking for a quick live results article, click here to see the results. Highlights From KSW 47 In the opening bout of the night, Pawel Politylo put on an amazing performance earning a second round TKO stoppage. This bumped his professional record to 4-1. His...

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KSW 49 Main Event Officially Announced

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of KSW. With KSW 47: The X-Warriors now in the rear-view mirror and KSW 48: Szymanski vs. Parnasse on the horizon, the main event for KSW 49, set to take place May 18, 2019 from the ERGO Arena in Poland, was announced. The finals of the four-man middleweight championship tournament will finally crown a new king with Scott Askham taking on Michal Materla for their second encounter. Scott Askham on Upcoming Matchup MMA Sucka spoke with Askham who stated preparation for the title fight is going great. “I’ll do everything I can...

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Fran Montiel: the Founder of AFL MMA

Photo courtesy of AFL. Ansgar Fighting League (AFL) is set to showcase AFL 19: Night of Champions Saturday March 30, 2019. The name could not be more appropriate with the card set to showcase five title fights. AFL is ready to make it’s name worldwide, but where did AFL come from? Most importantly, WHO started AFL? Well meet Fran Montiel. The Man Behind AFL The man behind AFL is Fran Montiel. Montiel is from Barcelona, Spain. His official title is CEO of AFL. He is also a life-long fan of combat sports with extensive training in kick boxing, BJJ,...

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KSW 47 Live Results

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 28: Phil De Fries weighs in during the UFC 155 weigh-in on December 28, 2012 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) KSW is set for another amazing show on Saturday March 23, 2019. KSW 47: The X-Warriors takes place from Poland, starting at 2:00pm ET. The card is stacked with three Olympic medalists and headlined by a champion vs. champion superfight. The legendary Satoshi Ishii is also set to make his KSW debut. The nine fight card is set to deliver at only a...

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