Anel Dudo sat down with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business ahead of his Muay Thai pro debut coming up at Lion Fights 63 on February 12th. Anel will take on Javier Zamora in a featherweight bout. Anel discussed his preparation for this fight, his vast amount of amateur experience prior to this pro debut, and what's next from here.
Dan Wilson of Easton Muay Thai sat down with Sam Bowar, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business ahead of his next Muay Thai fight on February 12th where he will take on Alen Dudo at Lion Fights 63 after a 2.5 year layoff due to injury. Dan discusses his thoughts on the matchup, his mindset ahead of this fight, what training and recovery has looked like, and what's next from here.
Happy Friday Colorado MMA Fans! This is a big weekend for Colorado fighters as there will be four of them on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night card with two of them competing in the Main and Co Main events! So let’s take a look at this coming weekend’s fight action in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview.
UFC Fight Night goes down this Saturday night and Elevation Fight Team’s Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (47-18) vs Alexander Volkov (32-8) is your Main Event in a clash of top 10 heavyweights. Overeem has won two in a row and 4 out of his last 5 fights. He has vowed to make one last run at the UFC championship title and impressively defeating Volkov on Saturday night will move him one step closer to achieving his goal.
Cory Sandhagen (13-2) of Elevation Fight Team is fighting his way back into number one contender status for the bantamweight division and he will have a great opportunity to further build the resume this weekend when he takes on the former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar (24-8-1) in the Co Main event. Sandhagen is 6-1 in the UFC and coming into this fight after scoring a highlight reel wheel kick KO his last time out.
Additionally, Devonte Smith (10-2) of Factory X will make his much anticipated return from an achilles tendon injury and surgery to face Justin Jaynes (16-6) at lightweight. Smith is 2-1 in the UFC with two first round knockouts.
Also on the card will be Youssef “The Moroccan Devil” Zalal (10-3) of Factory X as he faces Seung Woo Choi (8-3) at featherweight. Zalal is 3-1 in the UFC with three unanimous decision victories and he is looking to bounce back from his first UFC loss his last time out.
You can watch these four Colorado warriors throw down live on ESPN + with bouts starting at 3:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements…
Cody Brundage (5-1) of Factory X will face Joseph Kropschot (4-1) in a middleweight matchup at LFA 99 on February 12th.
The following weekend, Anthony “Suga Foot” Adams (8-2) of Elevation Fight Team will take on Gregory Rodrigues (7-3) in the Co Main event at LFA 100 on February 19th. The fight will take place at 185 lbs.
And also hailing from Elevation Fight Team, Caleb “The Peaceful” Crump (3-1) will face Devin Webber (2-2) on March 5th at FAC VII in a matchup at lightweight.
That’s your Colorado MMA News Weekend Preview. Check out the fights this weekend, give the fighters a follow and go like, subscribe, and follow us everywhere you can. Until next time, thanks for watching.
Alen Dudo of AFA Boxing sat down with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business ahead of his upcoming Pro Debut at Lion Fights 63 where he will take on fellow Colorado Nak Muay, Dan Wilson in a Muay Thai bout. Alen discusses his preparation for this fight, his team, and what's next from here. Watch him fight live on UFC Fight Pass February 12th!
Elias Egozi of Elevation Fight Team sat down with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business ahead of his next fight against Ron Wilder on January 30th at Sparta Wyoming V. Elias discussed his preparation for this fight, how he has worked around Covid for this camp, and what's next for his career from here.
Micah Haas (2-0) of Genesis Fight Team sat down with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business ahead of his next fight at Sparta Wyoming V where he will take on Oscar Hererra in a flyweight matchup. Haas discussed his thoughts on the upcoming matchup, how Covid has helped him further focus on his career, and what's next from here.
#PressPlay for our most recent #Fighter interview with Ali Abouzalam (1-0) of Trials MMA. Ali sat down with host, Daniel Caycedo and The Prize Fighting Business to discuss his upcoming #fight at Sparta Wyoming on January 30th, his preparation for the bout and his mindset going in. 🥊 Check it out!
Happy Monday Colorado MMA Fans! It was a successful weekend past for Colorado MMA fighters and now it’s time to get back on the grind, but worry not, because you only have to wait two more days until another UFC Fight Card! But before we start looking towards the next event, let’s take a moment to review this past weekend’s incredible fight action in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
LFA 97 went down this past Friday night and two Colorado fighters were featured on the card.
Elevation Fight Team’s Claire “Grizzly” Guthrie got the night started off right with a beautiful three-round performance that saw her take home a unanimous decision victory. Guthrie has continued to improve her striking and movement from fight to fight and her hard work paid off on Friday night as she improved to 2-1 as a pro.
Not to be outdone, Michael Stack of Trials MMA got back to his winning ways with a dominant, 2nd rnd TKO win over Jordan Mapa to move to 5-1 as a pro.
Congratulations to both fighters on their impressive, victorious performances.
And in new matchup announcements…
Austin “Osmosis” Jones (8-5) of Factory X will step up on just two weeks notice to face Tyler Ray (6-2) in a welterweight contest at Extreme MMA in West Palm Beach Florida on January 30th.
Additionally, after winning a UFC contract on the Dana White Contender Series back in September, Collin Anglin (8-1) of Factory X will make his big-show debut on short notice, February 6th at UFC Fight Night where he will take on Seungwoo Choi (8-3) in a featherweight contest.
Anglin will be joining his Factory X teammate, Devonte Smith (10-2) on the card as Smith makes his much anticipated return from an achilles tendon injury and surgery. Smith will face Alex Da Silva (21-3) in lightweight matchup.
In the co-main event of the evening, Cory Sandhagen (13-2) of Elevation Fight Team will look to stake his claim as number one contender in the bantamweight division when he takes on former UFC champion, Frankie Edgar at 135 lbs.
And headlining the event will be a heavyweight clash between Elevation Fight Team’s Alistair Overeem (47-18) and Alexander Volkov (32-8). You will be able to stream the fights live on ESPN+.
That’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp. Go give these fighters a follow and check back later in the week for a highlight of the weekend’s coming fight action in our Weekend Preview. Until then go like, follow and subscribe to us, Colorado MMA News and The Prize Fighting Business everywhere you can! Thanks for watching.
Welcome back Colorado MMA Fans! It is finally fight week again with LFA 97 going down this Friday night and the UFC returning to action on Saturday followed by another event on Wednesday. Three Colorado fighters will get back to action at LFA on Friday night and many more new fights have been announced. So let’s take a look at all the upcoming mma action in our Weekend Preview.
Michael Stack (4-1) of Trials MMA will step back into the Cage at LFA 97 on Friday night when he takes on Jordan Mapa (3-2) in a featherweight contest. Michael Stack is coming into this fight after the first loss of his career his last time out in what was a fight of the night performance. Since then, in addition to working hard at his home gym, he has been also been working out with renowned coach John Wood and the Syndicate MMA team in Las Vegas ahead of this fight. 3 out Stack’s 4 pro wins have come by way of early stoppage. So you won’t want to miss this one.
Additionally on the card will be Claire “Grizzly” Guthrie (1-1) of Elevation Fight Team as she takes on Nadine Mandiau (1-1) in a flyweight contest.
You can watch the fights live on UFC Fight Pass with the main card starting at 7:00 pm MST.
Then on Wednesday, Neil “The Haitian Sensation” Magny (24-7) of Elevation Fight Team will look to make it 4 wins in a row when he takes on Michael Chiesa (16-4) in a showdown of top welterweights. Magny is going into his fight with Chiesa after a victory over the former champion, Robbie Lawler his last time out. You can watch Magny scrap live on ESPN + with bouts starting at 4:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements…
It was announced that on Friday, January 29th, Josh Fremd (6-1) of Factory X will headline the LFA 98 show in Kansas when he takes on Bruno Oliveira (8-2) in a light heavyweight matchup. Fremd scored a highlight reel knockout his last time out.
Additionally fighting on the card will be Matt “Monster” Paul (3-2) of 10th Planet Denver as he takes on Joshua DaSilveria, also at light heavyweight.
A 3rd Colorado based light heavyweight will also compete on the LFA 98 card as Zac Pauga (1-0) of Elevation Fight Team and a regular training partner for UFC heavyweight contenders, Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes will face Ashby Thomas (1-0) in a matchup at 205 lbs.
You will be able to stream these fights live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 7:00 pm MST.
And don’t forget that Sparta will be hosting their next card and the first one of the new year for them on January 30th in Wyoming. Some of the recent fight announcements include:
Ali Abouzalam of Trials MMA vs Garmaa Shinebayar of Fusebox Sambo in an MMA fight at 170 lbs.
Joseph Her of Victory MMA vs Jermica Fisher of Trials MMA in a 135 lb MMA fight
Jarod Padilla of Trials MMA vs Garrison Thomas of Victory MMA in a 135 lb MMA fight.
Jeremiah Solven of Victory MMA vs Todd Debato of Factory X in a 155 lb MMA fight.
Micah Hass of Genesis Fight Team vs Oscar Herrera of Factory X in a flyweight MMA fight.
And Dylan Locke Vs Andres Lugo of Fusebox Sambo
That’s your Colorado MMA news, Weekend Preview. Check back on Monday for results from this weekend’s fight action and further matchup announcements. Until then, give all these fighters a follow and like follow and subscribe to us, Colorado MMA News and The Prize Fighting Business everywhere you can. Thanks for watching.
Merry Christmas Eve, You Filthy Animals and Happy Holidays to all you Colorado MMA Fans out there. This is your Holiday special, Weekend Preview & Matchup Announcements… (Music & Screen)…
Once again there is no fight action involving Colorado fighters this weekend, but there were some new fights and matchups announced this past week. So let’s take a look at the new matchups!
Elevation Fight Team’s Neil “The Haitian Sensation” Magny (24-7) vs Michael Chiesa (16-4) has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night on Wednesday, January 20th. Magny has won three fights in a row with his last victory coming over the former UFC champion, Robbie Lawler. You’ll be able to stream the fights live, on ESPN +.
In upcoming local action, Sparta’s next event is coming up on January 30th, and another featured bout has been added to the card as Lisa Mucci of Easton Muay Thai will take on Niki Cruz of Escobar Training Grounds in a Muay Thai fight at 125 lbs.
And in further UFC action, Corey “The Sandman” Sandhagen (13-2) of Elevation Fight Team is back in the cage after putting Marlon Moraes to sleep his last time out, with a highlight reel spinning heal kick to the dome back in October. Sandhagen will join his Elevation teammate, Alistair Overeem on the card as he will now take on the former lightweight champ, Frankie Edgar (24-8-1) in a previously booked but scratched, matchup of top contenders at 135 lbs on February 6th. Alistair Overeem will take on Alexander Volkov in the main event later that night.
Also on the card will be Devonte “King Kage” Smith (10-2) of Factory X as he makes his return to the Octagon, after a year away due to recovery from an achilles tendon injury and surgery. He will look to get back to his winning ways when he takes on Alex Da Silva (21-3) in a lightweight contest.
Both of these fights will stream live on ESPN+.
And in another high profile rebooking, Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch (14-3) vs Kelvin Gastelum (16-6) is back on the books after previously getting scrapped due to Covid. Their middleweight fight is scheduled to take place at UFC 258 on February 13th. And you’ll be able to watch it live on ESPN + PPV.
That’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview. Enjoy your holidays and thanks for watching!
Happy Friday Colorado MMA Fans, despite there being no fight action this weekend, there are a lot of upcoming fights to keep an eye out for. So let’s take a look at the upcoming fights for Colorado fighters in the new year… music…
Alistair Overeem (47-18) of Elevation Fight Team has vowed to make one more run at the UFC heavyweight championship title. He will look to take the next step towards accomplishing that goal when he takes on Alexander Volkov (32-8) in the Main Event at the UFC Fight Night on February 6th.
That same month, Shana “Danger” Dobson (4-4) of Elevation Fight Team, fresh off of her 2nd round TKO win back in August will now face the unbeaten, Casey O’Neill (5-0) at UFC Fight Night coming up on February 20th.
Dobson’s Elevation teammate, Drew Dober (23-9), also representing Muay Thai of Colorado, will take on Islam Makachev (18-1) at UFC 259 on March 6th in a lightweight matchup of rising contenders.
Then the following weekend, on March 13th, Jonathan “The Dragon” Martinez (13-3) of Factory X will face Davey Grant (10-4) on the UFC Fight Night card.
And in Colorado Muay Thai action, the Lion Fights promotion has announced their schedule for 2021 and three Colorado fighters will be on their first card of the year, scheduled for February 12th.
Dan Wilson of Easton Muay Thai will take on Alen Dudo of AFA Boxing in a super featherweight contest.
And also on the card will be LT “Smash” Nelson of Pound 4 Pound Fitness as he takes on Washington Luiz in a light heavyweight matchup.
Both featured fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
And in further combat sports action, The Sparta promotion has announced their new fight card scheduled for January 30th and as usual, many Colorado fighters will be featured on the card. Some of the matchups that have already been announced include:
A 125 lb Kickboxing title fight between Isiah Torres and Aaron Lopez.
A 205 lb Muay Thai bout between Chris Lockhart of Pound 4 Pound Fitness and Wyitte McAdams of Forza Combat Sports.
A 170 lbs MMA fight between Ron Wilder and Elias Egozi of Elevation Fight Team
A 155 lbs MMA fight between Joseph Garcia of Factory X and Chris Cocores
A 145 lb kickboxing match between Joseph Fisher and Christian Hightower
A 125 lb MMA fight between Miguel Morales and Dyvonne Thornton of Cies MMA
A 135 lb MMA fight between Alex Apodaca and Avery Sage
A 185 lb MMA fight between Brian “Bam Bam” Sweet and Augie DeSantis
And a 170 lb kickboxing matchup between Dylan Locke and Garmaa Shinebayar
Keep an eye out for tickets and the PPV to go on sale.
That’s your Colorado MMA News Weekend Preview. Go give these fighters a follow, and follow, like, and subscribe to Colorado MMA news and The Prize Fighting Business everywhere you can!
You have patiently waited, and the weekend has finally come Colorado MMA Fans… For Sparta’s historic event that will not only feature a World Lethwei Championship fight between living legend, Dave Leduc and multiple time world champion, Cyrus Washington, but it will also be a showcase for some of Colorado’s top rising fighters and the future of local mixed martial arts talent. On top of that, Bojan Velickovic of Elevation Fight Team with friend, cornerman, and striking coach, Sean Madden in towe will be fighting for a Welterweight championship belt in his Serbian home town of Novi Sad for the Serbian Battle Championship promotion. Welcome to your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview..
Two fight cards involving Colorado fighters go down on Saturday night. Half way across the world, Bojan “Serbian Steele” Velickovic of Elevation Fight Team will take on Vladislav Kanchev for the SBC Welterweight Championship title. Fighting in front of his hometown, Velickovic will have the opportunity to pick up the 18th win of his pro career while also winning a professional title with the support of his friends and family.
Then just north of Colorado, Sparta Wyoming IV will go down on Cheyenne with a historic matchup in the main event…
Reigning World Champion, Dave Leduc will face Cyrus Washington for a Lethwei World Title fight. This will be Leduc’s 5th potential title defense and would provide him with the opportunity to get revenge for a previous draw to Washington. Multiple time Muay Thai world champion, Cyrus Washington will be looking to get his first Lethwei world championship title with a win over the current champ.
Some other notable bouts to watch for on Saturday night include:
Multiple time Amateur US Muay Thai Champion, Chris Lockhart of Pound 4 Pound Fitness vs Joshua Oppenheimer in a Muay Thai fight at 205 lbs.
In a showdown for Sparta’s amateur featherweight championship belt, Geno Shvedov (4-1) of Factory X vs past Sparta champion, Noufel El Kasri (4-0) of Elevation Fight Team.
Nikki Cruz vs Khortni Kamyron of Fusebox Sambo in an 125 lb kickboxing title fight.
And Payton Hayes of Victory MMA vs Llorvic Acevedo of Factory X in what should be a high action fight to keep an eye on.
Other matchups on the card include...
A late addition of a fight between Christopher Deluca of High Altitude Martial Arts vs Nehemiah Richardson of Fusebox Sambo in a Kickboxing match at 150 lbs.
Isiah Trujillo of AFA Boxing vs DeMarcus Patterson of High Altitude Martial Arts in a 140 lb kickboxing match.
Justin Carrico from Muay Thai of Colorado vs John Spoelstra of High Altitude Martial Arts in a 155lb Kickboxing bout.
Shane Lall of Peak Training Center vs Ilias El Kasri of High Altitude Martial Arts in a 125 lb kickboxing match.
Josh Hernandez of Hybrid Nation MMA vs Rich Morquecho of High Altitude Martial Arts in a 145 lb MMA fight.
Sam Gaffney of High Altitude Martial Arts vs Joseph Her in a Kickboxing match.
And Zakaria Krapf of Factor X vs Joe Sanderson in a 153 lb Muay Thai fight.
Noufel El Kasri is an undefeated amateur Prize Fighter that trains with Elevation Fight Team and High Altitude Martial Arts. He sat down with TPFB host, Daniel Caycedo ahead of his next fight at Sparta Wyoming IV against Geno Shvedov of Factory X for a Championship title. El Kasri discussed his training for this fight, how he sees the fight going, and his plans to go pro after this bout. #PressPlay to learn more about Noufel El Kasri.
Two UFC Fights this past Saturday night and two performance of the night nominees...
Time to get back to the grind Colorado MMA Fans, because after a successful UfC Fight Night for Factory X, it’s Monday which means it’s the start of a new fight week for many martial artists around Colorado as we begin the final countdown to Sparta Wyoming IV.
Welcome to your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
Factory X Teammates Dustin Jacoby and Alexander Hernandez travelled to Las Vegas for UfC Fight Night this past weekend and both men came away with impressive victories to add to their resume...
Setting the bar high, Dustin Jacoby started the night off with a dominant first round TKO win. Jacoby worked the legs of his opponent, Justin Ledet, early and often with powerful, thudding kicks. The early investments in the lower body work paid dividends as Jacoby was able to get the finish before the end of the first round.
Not to be outdone, Alexander Hernandez followed up his teammates win with a TKO victory of his own, winning a performance of the night bonus to boot after landing a beautiful punching combination that left his opponent crumpled along the cage. An impressive win for Hernandez in his first fight with Factory X picking up the 5th KO win of his career in the process. Congratulations to both of these Factory X warriors!
That’s your Colorado MMA news, Weekend WrapUp. Check back later in the week for a highlight of the coming weekends action in your Weekend Preview. Thanks for watching. See you Friday.
Sam Gaffney of High Altitude Martial Arts sat down with Sam Bowar of Colorado MMA News to discuss his upcoming Kickboxing fight at Sparta Wyoming IV, taking place on November 7th. Sam talked about his preparation for this fight, training with Elevation Fight Team, and what's next for his Martial Arts Journey.
Happy Friday Colorado MMA Fans, this weekend is an active one for Colorado fighters in the UFC as two Factory X athletes head to the Apex Center in Las Vegas for another UFC Fight Night.
Coming off of an impressive unanimous decision victory on the Dana White Contender Series back in August, Dustin Jacoby of Factory X will start his climb up the UFC light heavyweight division on Saturday night when he takes on Justin Ledet in a meeting at 205 lbs.
Jacoby is a Glory Kickboxing veteran and will bring his well rounded game and sharp standup to the UFC light heavy weight division at a time when the divisions’ championship title seems more attainable than ever.
Joining his Factory X teammate on the card will be Alexander Hernandez (11-3) who will compete for the first time with Factory X in his corner when he takes on fellow UFC lightweight, Chris Gruetzemacher (14-3) in a battle at 155 lbs. Hernandez is 3-2 overall in the UFC and is a powerful, athletic young fighter with a grappling background that has been sharpening his hands and footwork under the tutelage of Marc Montoya. Look for a further refined skill set from Hernandez on Saturday night and tune into ESPN + to watch the both of these fighters throw down live, with bouts starting at a 2:00 pm MST.
And in new Matchup Announcements and fights to add to your calendar: Nate “The Savage King” Smith (6-1) of Elevation Fight Team will face JP Buys (8-2) in his second shot at the big show on the Dana White Contender Series, going down November 17th. Show Nate your support by getting your Savage King merch ahead of the fight, only at PrizeFighterGear.com/Savage. But before The Savage King gets to throw down, local and regional promotion, Sparta will host a historic event on November 7th for Sparta Wyoming IV, which will feature a Lethwei World Title Bout between two current and former World Champions as reigning champ Dave Leduc will put his belt on the line against Cyrus Washington in the Main Event of the evening. You can still buy your PPV access now! Other recent matchups that have been Announced include:
Chris Lockhart of Pound 4 Pound Fitness vs Joshua Oppenheimer in a 205lb Muay Thai bout
Ilias El Kasri of High Altitude Martial Arts vs Shane Lall in a 125 lb kickboxing match
Isiah Trujillo vs DeMaracus Patterson in a 140lb kickboxing match
Josh Hernandez of Hybrid Nation MMA vs Rich Morquecho of Elevation Fight Team in a 145lb MMA fight
Justin Caarrico from Muay Thai of Colorado vs John Spoelstra of High Altitude Martial Arts in a 155lb kickboxing match
Victor Ortiz of Hybrid Nation MMA vs Elias Egozi of Elevation Fight Team in a 160 lb MMA fight
And unfortunately a matchup between Dylan King of Victory MMA and Jack Girard of Genesis Fight Team was scrapped due to an ankle injury to Dylan King.
That’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview. Check back on Monday for results from this weekend fight action!
Payton Hayes sat down with Sam Bowar and Colorado MMA News ahead of his upcoming MMA fight at Sparta Wyoming III on November 7th. Payton discussed preparation for his fight, his thoughts on the matchup, his journey to Colorado and more!
What’s up Colorado MMA Fans… This is a big weekend for two young and rising UFC contenders from Colorado as Youssef Zalal Will Be Going for his 4th UFC win this year and Cory Sandhagen will be headlining his first UFC card. In addition to that, we have lots of big new matchup announcements… This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview.
New Interview w/ Youssef “The Moroccan Devil” Zalal ahead of his fight this weekend at UFC Fight Night. Youssef discusses his upcoming fight, finally getting a full 8-week fight camp, and how traveling home to Morocco after a 2 losses in a row positively impacted his career and outlook on life. #PressPlay to hear more about Youssef’s perspective and outlook on this opportunity as well as his career.
Collin Anglin of Factory X, one of the newest Featherweights on the #UFC roster, sat down w/ Sam Bowar, Colorado MMA News, & The Prize Fighting Business to discuss his most recent #win on the Dana White #Contender Series, what this shot at the UFC means to him, and what’s next from here.
Brandon Royval fighting on the Main Card at UFC 253 this weekend and new matchup announcements. This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview…
UFC 253 goes down this weekend as the UFC returns to Fight Island for this event featuring Isreael Adesanya vs Paulo Costa in the Main Event. Joining them on the main card will be the the number 9 ranked UFC Flyweight, Brandon Royval (11-4) of Factory X as he takes on the number 7 ranked, Kai Kara France in a meeting of top ranked flyweights. Royval has won 6 of his last 7 fights and is 1-0 within the UFC, fighting on the PPV Main Card for the first time in just his second UFC fight. An incredible opportunity for the young and rising Factory X flyweight. Watch the fights live on ESPN + PPV with the main card starting at 8:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements…
Brandon Girtz (16-9) of Genesis Fight Team is back to Bellator action on October 29th when he takes on an opponent yet to be announced in a lightweight contest. Girtz will be looking to bounce back from a decision loss to UFC veteran, Myles Jury his last time out and build upon his 67% finish rate. Stay tuned for further fight updates as they become available.
Additionally, Bojan Velickovic (17-10-2) of Elevation Fight Team will make his return to the cage in Serbia on November 11th against Vladislav Kanchev for a championship title at SBC 29. Joining him will be his long time friend, coach, and cornerman, Sean Madden.
And that’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview. Give these fighters a follow, watch the fights this weekend, and check back on Monday for the results in our Weekend WrapUp. Until then, go subscribe, like, and follow us everywhere.
Ryan Solsbery competed in his first MMA fight this past Saturday night at Sparta Wyoming III and he won the bout impressively with a first round armbar submission. Ryan sat down with Daniel, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business to discuss the fight, his preparation for it, and what's next from here.
Anel Dudo is 8-6 as an MMA fighter and he will compete for his 5th amateur title on September 19th at Sparta Wyoming III when he takes on Jayson Scott (9-2) in a battle at flyweight. Anel sat down for a conversation with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business to discuss to his upcoming fight at Sparta Wyoming III, his thoughts on going pro, potentially fighting Muay Thai with 4 oz MMA gloves, and his goals for his career from here.
Professional Kickboxer & Muay Thai Fighter, JD Hardwick sat down for a conversation with Daniel Caycedo, Colorado MMA News, and The Prize Fighting Business to discuss to his upcoming fight at Sparta Wyoming III against Glory veteran Justin Moss, his thoughts on fighting Muay Thai with 4 oz MMA gloves, and his goals for his career from here.
Collin Anglin (7-1) sat down with Colorado MMA New's Sam Bowar ahead of his upcoming fight on the Dana White Contender Series on September 15th against Muhammad Naimov where he will fight for his shot at a UFC contract. Anglin discusses the matchup, changing camps to Factory X in Colorado, and the career opportunity ahead of him.
2 Colorado fighters traveling across the country for their shots at glory and more local fight updates in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview…
Aryion Young (1-0) fights this Friday night for the first time with Factory X in his corner when he competes for the Rage In The Cage promotion in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Young will take on the 1-2 Israel Rodriguez in a featherweight matchup after winning by 1st round KO his last time out. Fights start at 7:30 pm.
Then on Saturday, Derek Henkens (2-2) of Apex Combat Academy will fight in Omaha, Nebraska against Josh Krejci (3-6) for the Dynast Combat Sports promotion. Henkens will be coming into the bout after a two year layoff but rocks two submission wins on his record and a 100% finish rate. Fights go down live on Saturday night, starting at 7:30 pm and streaming on FITE TV.
And in other local mma news…
Professional prize fighter and grappling specialist, Caleb Crump will be hosting a “Money On The Mat” cash prize jiu jitsu tournament that provides competitors with the opportunity to win $1600 by coming out victorious in a 16 man bracket. Entry fee is $250 and the event takes place in Colorado Springs. There will be 4 competition groups in total. 155 lb and 170 lb No-Gi blue belt and purple belt divisions. Contact Caleb Crump for more info!
Additionally, Sparta has made yet another historic announcement, letting their fans and fighters know that they have officially been approved and sanctioned for Muay Thai bouts with 4oz MMA gloves coming in October! So any fighters out there looking to throw down in a striking match with MMA gloves, go let Sparta know!
That’s your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview. Check back on Monday for results from this weekends fight action in our Weekend WrapUp. In the meantime, give these fighters a follow, subscribe to our YouTube channel, the prize fighting business, follow us on instagram, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.
Zak Cummings (24-7) sat down with Colorado MMA New's Sam Boward after his unanimous decision win at UFC Fight Night on August 29th against Alessio Di Chirico. Cummings discusses the fight, the changes he's been making to his training, and what's next from here.
Josh Fremd (5-1) sat down with Colorado MMA New's Daniel Caycedo after his 1st round KO win at LFA 89 against a previously undefeated opponent. Fremd discusses the fight, his recent move to Colorado and the Factory X team, and what's next from here.
Results from LFA 90 and UFC Vegas 9 as well as new matchups and fight announcements in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
Kelsey Arneson of Trials MMA got the weekend started at LFA 90 where she took on highly touted prospect, Tabitha Ricci in her pro debut. Arneson didn’t come out on top when the fight went to the judges score cards, but she took to social media after the fight to let her fans and supporters know that she will use this as a great learning experience. Watch out for what’s next for Kelsey Arneson.
On Saturday night, UFC Vegas 9 took place at the UFC Apex center and two of Colorado’s Team Elevation athletes fought on the card.
First up was Montana De La Rosa who put her warrior spirit on display, fighting in a competitive back and forth striking affair. De La Rosa’s opponent was able to land a bit harder during the exchanges and the judges felt that it was enough to take home the decision. De La Rosa moves to 11-6 as a pro after the loss.
And in the Main Event, living legend Alistair Overeem lived up to his nickname once again as The Demolition Man picked up the 47th win of his pro career and his 42nd career finish. Effectively moving one step closer to a title shot.
And in new matchup announcements…
Sparta’s next even goes down in Cheyenne, Wyoming on September 19th and a few new matchups have been announced..
Vance Elliot will face former D1 wrestler, Zeke Alirez (1-0) in a 150 lb MMA bout.
JD Cathcart will face Ryan Solsbery in an MMA fight at 145 lbs.
And Christopher Deluca will face Joseph Fisher in a kickboxing match at 155 lbs.
In other local matchup announcements…
Whit Campbell (0-1) of Pariah MMA will take on Dylan O’Sullivan at Showcase MMA 14 on October 10th.
Joining her Pariah MMA teammate on the card will be Kayla Barrington (1-3) as she faces Kelsi New in an MMA bout at 120 lbs.
And Ashley Deen, also of Pariah MMA will face Taylor Turner (4-6) in an MMA bout at 125 lbs at VFC 73 on September 12th.
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LFA 90 on Friday night, UFC fight Night including a Main Event on Saturday, new matchup announcements and more local MMA news in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview…
On Friday night, Kelsey Arneson of Trials MMA will make her pro debut when she throws down at LFA 90 against Tabatha Ricci (2-0) in a straw weight contest. Watch the fights live on UFC Fight Pass, starting at 7:00 pm MST.
Then on Saturday night, two Elevation Fight team members will compete at the UFC Apex center in Las Vegas for the UFC Fight Night Overeem vs Sakai card.
In a highly anticipated female bout between likely future contenders, the #12 ranked Montana De La Rosa (11-5) of Elevation Fight Team will face the #8 ranked Viviane Araujo in a flyweight contest. This will be the first fight for De La Rosa with Elevation in her corner.
Then in the main event, the #7 ranked UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem (46-18) will face the #9 ranked heavyweight, Agusto Sakai (15-1-1) in a matchup of top ten fighters. Overeem has won 3 of his last 4 and he has made it clear that he is intent on making one more title run to cap off his legendary career.
Watch both these Colorado fighters throw down on ESPN +, Saturday night with fights starting at 4:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements...
After a tough outing but good learning experience this past Tuesday on the Dana White Contender Series, Nate “The Savage” Smith (6-1) of Elevation Fight Team will be invited back in November according to Dana White, for his second shot at the big show! Stay tuned for his opponent to be announced.
Edwin Chavez (2-0) of Pariah MMA is back on the schedule after his previous fight fell through. He will now face Keilen Fantroy at LFA 91 on September 11th. Watch the fights live on UFC Fight Pass!
Additionally, Anel Dudo of AFA boxing will fight for his shot at a 6th amateur championship title on September 19th when he fights under the Sparta Promotion banner in their third event of the Covid era! This will be Dudo’s 25th fight of his amateur career. Stay tuned for his opponent to be announced.
And in local mma News...
Sparta continues to make historic moves within the mixed martial arts world. Following their last event in which they introduced the first sanctioned bare knuckle mma bout, on their next event they will also host the first US sanctioned lethwei bout. And then just this week they further announced that they will be introducing Muay Thai with 4 oz mma gloves instead of the normal 10 oz gloves. Needless to say, big things are happening with Sparta and the local mma scene.
And let but most certainly not least... The LFA featherweight champion Justin Gonzales (11-0) of Trials MMA has signed announced that he has signed with Bellator! A big move for the undefeated Trials MMA and Top Notch product. Keep your eyes on this channel for more news on his debut and opponent.
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Results from LFA 89 on Friday night and UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday as well as upcoming action early this coming week and new matchup announcements... This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
Josh Fremd of Factory X fought at LFA 89 on Friday night with his new team behind him for the first time. Fremd took on the previously undefeated Lamar Gosey in a light heavyweight matchup and Fremd looked phenomenal for as long as the fight lasted, ending the bout in the first round with big knees inside the clinch that had Gosey out on his feet. Fremd’s follow up ground and pound simply sealed the deal and gave the Factory X new comer his 5th win of his pro career.
And then on Saturday night, four Colorado fighters took to the Octagon for UFC Vegas 8.
Mallory Martin of Elevation Fight Team got the the night of fights started off with an exhilarating performance, surviving and coming back from being dropped in the first round to take down her opponent and find a rear naked choke submission, picking up the win, a performance of the night bonus and her first UFC victory. Congratulations to the now $50k richer, Mallory Martin.
Next up was Zak Cummings of Factory X who won in a striking chess match over his game opponent, Allessio De Cherico en route to the 24th win of his pro career and his 9th victory within the UFC. A good bounce back win for the Factory X middleweight.
Then in the co main event of the evening, Neil Magny of Elevation Fight Team won another dominant unanimous decision victory, this time over former Champ, Robbie Lawler. With the win, Magny became the second most winningest fighter in UFC welterweight history! A big step forward for Magny towards contendership and a potential future title shot.
And in the main event, Anthony Smith of Factory X fought a clear future light heavyweight title contender in Aleksandr Rakic. Smith had a bit of trouble finding his range and pace during the fight, having to overcome nasty leg kicks of Rakić early. Smith proved durable and game as usual, but Rakic’s power and heavy top game proved to be too much for Smith on Saturday night and Rakić was able to pick up the unanimous decision victory. Watch for Anthony Smith to bounce back stronger as he always does.
And in early fight action this week, coming up Tuesday night, Cody Brundage (5-0) of Factory X and Nate “The Savage” Smith (6-0) of Elevation Fight Team each gets their respective shots at the big show and a chance to impress the boss, on the Dana White contender series. You can watch interviews with both men to learn more about them before their fights by heading over to our YouTube channel, The Prize Fighting Business.
Cody Brundage is the Lights Out promotion middleweight and light heavyweight champion and will take on William Knight (7-1) in a light heavyweight matchup for his shot at the UFC.
Meanwhile Nate Smith will look to keep his perfect record in tact and impress Dana White when he takes on the experienced Jimmy Flick (14-5) in a flyweight contest.
Tune in to watch both these guys get their shot at the UFC on ESPN + with bouts starting at 6:00 pm mst.
And in new matchup announcements...
Jose Chepe Mariscal (10-5) of Elevation Fight Team will face Sean Soriano (12-6) at CFFC 85 on September 18th in a lightweight matchup of elite strikers. The fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
And in further matchups announced for Spartas next fight night event on September 19th.
Isiah Torres will face Manuel Lacrue in a 145 lb boxing match.
Tyler Stone will take on Augie DeSantis in a kickboxing match at 205 lbs.
And Darien Robinson will fight for the third time in the Covid era as he faces Joseph Garcia in an mma title bout at 160 lbs.
Fights go down in Cheyenne, Wyoming and you can buy your PPV now! Don’t forget to use the code for your favorite fighter on the card!
LFA 89 on Friday night and UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday with Colorado fighters representing both nights. A preview of the coming weekend’s action and new fight announcements in this, your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview…
Getting the action started this weekend will be Josh Fremd (4-1) of Factory X as he fights for the first time with Factory X in his corner, when he takes on Lamar Gosey (3-0) at LFA 89 on Friday night. You can stream the fights live on UFC Fight Pass, with bouts starting at 7:00 pm MST.
Then on Saturday, 3 Colorado fighters will throw down at UFC Vegas 8.
In the main event, the number 5 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC, Anthony Smith (33-15) of Factory X returns to action against Aleksandar Rakic (12-2) in a light heavyweight matchup.
Additionally, Neil “The Haitian Sensation” Magny (23-7) of Elevation Fight Team will fight for his 3rd time in 2020 when he takes on the the former UFC welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler (28-14) in a matchup at 170 lbs. Magny is riding a 2 fight win streak heading into the bout.
And joining her Elevation teammate on the card will be Mallory Martin (6-3) as she takes on Hannah Cifers (10-6) in a bout at 115 lab. Martin has won 5 of her last 6 bouts and will be seeking her first UFC career victory with a win on Saturday night.
And in new fight announcements…
Jordan Titoni (7-5) of Factory X will return to action at Cage Fury 84 on September 17th against Pat Sabatini (11-3). Titoni is coming off of a win at Fury FC 37 in September of last year, a fight that he won in a war of attrition. Fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 5:00 pm MST.
Additionally, Sparta is back in action on September 19th and some big fight matchups have been announced…
One of the most anticipated fights on the card will be between elite, pro kickboxers, Justin Moss of Muay Thai of Colorado and JD Hardwick of Easton Muay Thai at 170 lbs.
Another fight to look forward to is a matchup between LT “Smash” Nelson vs the UFC and Bellator veteran, Estevan Payan in a Lethewei matchup at 165 lbs.
Other announced matchups on the card include:
Donny Hamilton vs Mark Porter in a kickboxing match at 205 lbs.
Henry Perez of Victory MMA vs Micaah Haas of Genesis Fight Team in an MMA fight at 125 lbs.
And Alen Dudo of AFA boxing vs Colby Brand of Victory MMA in a 145 lb MMA fight.
Keep an eye out for more fight matchups to be announced and go buy the PPV now!
Cody Brundage (5-0) sat down with Colorado MMA New's Sam Bowar ahead of his upcoming fight on the Dana White Contender Series on Tuesday, September 1st. Brundage discusses the matchup, how he's been training for this fight, and his recent move to Colorado and the Factory X team.
Results from the weekend’s fight action including LFA 88, Bellator 244, and UFC Fight Night Vegas, as well as new fight announcements. Welcome to your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
LFA 88 took place on Friday night with a couple of Colorado fighters throwing down on the card. Unfortunately, Pariah MMA’s Edwin Chavez had his fight scratched last minute due to his opponent dropping out. But his teammate, Chaz Alex still had the opportunity to make his pro debut on the prelims portion of the card. Alex came out with a successful professional debut, winning impressively with a 2nd round rear naked choke submission. Congratulations to the now 1-0 pro, Chaz Alex.
Also on the card, Colorado’s Ben Lugo of Top Notch MMA lost a hard fought majority decision to Natan Levy in a close fight that could have gone either way. Lugo’s record moves to 5-4 as a pro with the loss. Watch for Lugo to bounce back stronger his next time out.
Bellator 244 also went down on Friday night and Andrew Kapel of Elevation Fight Team competed against one of the top middleweights in the promotion, John Salter. Salter showed off a suffocating grappling game and was able to find an arm triangle submission in the third round to hand Kapel his 7th loss of his pro career, but first within the Bellator promotion. A slight road block for Kapel who will undoubtedly be back to climbing his way up the Bellator contendership ladder soon.
Additionally on Friday night, Marty Paredes of Elevation Fight Team won the Fierce Fighting Championship’s amateur heavyweight title with a second round TKO win. With the impressive victory, Paredes improves to 4-1 as an amatuer in mma. Congratulations to the new Fierce Fighting Championship heavyweight Champ!
Then on Saturday, UFC Fight Night took place in Las Vegas and Elevation Fight Team sent two of their own to compete on the world stage. After a late bump to the main card for Austin Hubbard, both he and his teammate Shana Dobson had the opportunity to be featured in main card fights. Dobson seized the opportunity and cashed as the biggest underdog of the night, winning by second round TKO to end her three fight losing streak and pick up the 4th win of her pro career. Dobson looked slick both on the ground and the feet for as long as the fight lasted and was able to pick up the 2nd TKO win of her career. Congratulations to Shana “Danger” Dobson.
Austin “Thud” Hubbard had a bit of a tougher night, losing by first round rear naked choke submission to Joe Solecki. Solecki looked like the real deal with the win over a proven elite athlete and champion in Austin Hubbard, and Hubbard fell to 12-5 with the loss. Keep an ear out for what’s next from Austin Hubbard.
And in other local MMA News, Factory X has added even more professional fighters to their team as Vince “The Anomaly” Cachero (7-3) and Aryion “The Kid” Young (1-0) have joined the squad. And Young will have his first fight with Factory X at his back on September 11th for Oklahoma’s Rage in the Cage promotion. Watch out for these two rising professionals.
3 Colorado fighters throwing down for the LFA promotion on Friday night as well as a return to the Bellator cage for a streaking veteran. Then on Saturday, two Elevation fighters will have the chance to showcase their skills at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. That plus new matchup announcements with big implications in your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview.
LFA 88 takes place Friday night and a trio of Colorado fighters will have the chance to showcase their skills on the global UFC Fight Pass platform. Ben Lugo (5-3) of Top Notch MMA will take on the undefeated, Natan Levy (4-0) in a featherweight contest after the bout was rescheduled after previously falling through. Lugo is riding a two-fight win streak heading into the night.
Additionally, Edwin Chavez (2-0) of Pariah MMA will throw down against Keilen Fantroy in a featherweight fight. Fantroy will be making his pro debut after a prolific 25 fight amateur career. Chavez hasn’t yet been beaten in his MMA career, including his time spent as an amateur. This is expected to be an exciting fight and a good test for both fighters.
And joining Chavez on the card will be his Pariah MMA teammate, Chaz Alex who will make his pro debut against Robiel Tesfaldet (2-3) in a flyweight matchup. Watch these three athletes put their skills to the test on UFC Fight Pass, Friday night, with fights starting at 7:00 pm MST.
Also on Friday night, the 21 fight MMA veteran, Andrew Kapel (15-6) of Elevation Fight Team, coming off of a recent win over former champion, King Mo Lawal, will get back to action against John Salter (17-4) in a clash of rising middleweight contenders. Kapel will be fighting at his more natural weight class this time around after competing at a catchweight of 195 lbs for his last bout against Lawal. Kapel is also riding a 5 fight win streak with 4 early stoppages coming into the bout. Watch Andrew Kapel look to make it 6 in a row, on DAZN, Friday night, with fights starting at 8:00 pm MST.
Come Saturday, Shana Dobson (3-4) of Elevation Fight Team will look to get back to her winning ways at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas where she will take on Mariya Agapova in a flyweight bout. This is likely a must-win for Dobson in order to solidify her spot on the UFC roster.
Joining his Elevation teammate on the card, Austin Hubbard (12-4) will square off with Joe Solecki (9-2) in a battle at lightweight. Hubbard is coming off of a 2nd round TKO performance his last time out in June. Hubbard is 2-2 overall in the UFC and will be looking to push his record into positive territory with an impressive win on Saturday night. Watch these two Colorado fighters throw down on ESPN +, with fights starting at 3:30pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements…
Youssef “The Morrocan Devil” Zalal (10-2) of Factory X is back in action AGAIN! The Moroccan Devil will fight for his 4th time in the UFC, this year, on October 10th against Seungwoo Choi (8-3) in a featherweight matchup. No venue or location has been announced yet for the event.
And the number 2 ranked heavyweight in the world, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes (14-2) of Elevation Fight Team will take on The Black Beast, Derrick Lewis (24-7) in an upcoming main event fight on November 28th!
Curtis Blayde’s teammate, Alistair Overeem (46-18) has also announced his intention to make one final title run and he will face Agusto Sakai (15-1) in a heavyweight main event at UFC Fight Night on September 5th, with the location yet to be determined.
Additionally, Chris Camozzi (25-14) of Factory X has announced that he has joined the PFL roster for their next season. He’s hungry for the championship belt and the $1million prize. Camozzi will compete at 205 lbs in the PFL light heavyweight division.
Joseph Galaviz of Pariah MMA fought on Friday night for the Fighting Alliance Championship In Missouri, and he put on a great performance for as long as the fight lasted. Unfortunately, the bout ended as a no-contest after an accidental eye poke that saw Galaviz’s opponent unable to continue. Keep an eye out for what’s next for Joseph Galaviz.
Sparta Combat League returned to action on Saturday night with an event full oof mixed martial arts, including featured bare-knuckle MMA bouts in the main and co-main event.
Michael “Bolo” Santos of Elevation Fight Team and Muay Thai of Colorado put on an incredible show in the main event. Santos won the fight by unanimous decision after a bloody three-round affair, earning his first bare-knuckle victory and his third overall as a pro.
In the co-main event of the evening, Andy Perez defeated Derek Perez by side choke in the first-ever sanctioned bare-knuckle MMA fight in US history. Congratulations to both Sparta and Andy for the historic performances.
And in a featured bout of the evening, Zac Haynes of Bring It Back Boxing secured the Sparta amateur bantamweight championship belt with an incredible Omaplata submission finish. Congratulations to the new champ!
Other winners on the night included: Figueroa defeated Robinson by unanimous decision in a boxing match. Chris Arena defeated Egos by unanimous decision in a kickboxing match.
Namir Singleton of Victory MMA defeated Cathcart by rear-naked choke submission in an MMA fight.
Rivera of Victory MMA defeated Davis by split decision in an MMA fight.
Khortni Kamyron defeated Ciesnolevicz by unanimous decision in a boxing match. Steve Lontine of AFA boxing defeated Pozos by unanimous decision.
Acosta defeated Trujillo by KO in a boxing match.
Elias Rodriguez of High Altitude Martial Arts defeated Haile via TKO in a kickboxing bout.
Maliah Paculan defeated Caldwell by unanimous decision in a boxing match.
And Orenlas defeated Bustamente by unanimous decision in the opening boxing match of the night. Congratulations to all of the winners! And in new matchup announcements…
It was revealed over the weekend that Brandon Royval (11-4) of factory X has earned Co-Main Event billing at the UFC’s Fight Island PPV event, UFC 253, Adesanya vs Costa, taking place on September 26th. An incredible opportunity for the surging flyweight in just his 2nd UFC fight.
Additionally, Royval’s Factory X teammate, Dustin Jacoby (12-5), fresh off of his win on the Contender Series, will now face Justin Ledet at UFC Fight Night on October 31st.
And Ian Heinisch (14-3) will return to UFC action to face Brendan Allen on November 7th at UFC Fight Night.
And last but certainly not least, Jose “Chepe” Mariscal of elevation fight team has signed a new bout agreement with CFFC for CFFC 85 on September 18th. Stay tuned for his opponent to be announced.
Sparta hosts their historic mixed martial arts event this Saturday night which will include the first ever sanctioned bare knuckle mma fights, a couple of Colorado fighters have been notified of new opponents, and new matchup announcements coming your way. This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview.
Colorado MMA News' Sam Bowar interviews Barb "The Outlaw" Ciesnolevicz of Cies MMA ahead of her upcoming boxing match against Khortni Kamyron at the Sparta Combat League's historic bare knuckle MMA event!
Bellator 243 went down this past Friday night and Grant Neal of Genesis Fight Team showed the world why he’s such a highly-touted prospect as he won a dominant unanimous decision, even scoring a 30-24 en route to his 4th professional win and third victory within the Bellator promotion. Neal dominated every aspect of the fight, showcasing complete mixed martial arts skills, landing heavy on the feet, taking his opponent down at will, and battering him with savage ground and pound. Congratulations to the still undefeated, Grant “The Truth” Neal.
UFC Fight Night took place on Saturday night with Youssef Zalal of Factory X stepping up on short notice to fight for the 3rd time in 2020 for the UFC. And step up he did, putting on an incredible performance, knocking his opponent down in the first round with a spinning back kick and winning a clear cut unanimous decision, scoring a record amount of control time in the process. A phenomenal performance from the just 23-year-old, Youssef “The Moroccan Devil” Zalal. With the win, Zalal became the first fighter in the UFC to have three wins in 2020.
And in upcoming action, this Tuesday night, Anthony “Suga Foot” Adams (8-1) of Elevation Fight Team and Pound 4 Pound Fitness will get his shot at impressing the UFC boss, Dana White when he faces Impa Kasanganay (6-0)on the Contender series in a middleweight matchup. Watch it live on ESPN +, Tuesday night with bout starting at 6:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements...
Austin “Thudd” Hubbard (12-4) of Elevation Fight has a new date for his previously scheduled bout against Joe Solecki (9-2), now taking place on August 22nd at UFC Fight Night. Watchable on ESPN +.
Additionally, Derek Henkens (2-2) of Apex Combat Denver will fight for Dynasty Combat in Omaha, Nebraska on September 12th.
And Colin Anglin (x-x) of factory x, who will compete for his shot at the big show on the Dana White Contender Series, has had his fight postponed to September 15th due to visa trouble for his opponent. As usual, you can watch the bout on ESPN+.
Grant Neal puts his perfect record on the line at Bellator 243 on Friday night and Youseff Zalal fights for the third time this year at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. That, plus your July, Colorado MMA News Fighters of The Month and new matchup announcements in today’s Weekend Preview.
Results from a huge weekend of fights involving Colorado fighters competing for some of the best organizations in the world, including Invicta, the LFA, and the UFC. Plus new matchup announcements. This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend WrapUp.
Invicta fights Thursday night, LFA 87 on Friday, UFC Fight Night come Saturday, and new matchup announcements. This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Preview.
Invicta 41 takes place Thursday night and Elevation Fight Team flyweight, Claire Guthrie (1-0) will get back to action as she faces Caitlin Simmons (2-0) in a battle at 125 lbs. Simmons has won her last 9 fights in a row extending back to her amateur days. Meanwhile Claire on the other hand has won her last 6 official fights in a row, having won her pro debut by 3rd round armbar submission. Tune in to watch the fights live on UFC Fight Pass with the stream starting at 6:00 pm MST.
Then on Friday night, LFA 87 goes down with 5 Colorado based fighters on the card.
Andrew Lipp (1-2) of Trials MMA will face Ryan Charlebois (1-0) of Elevation Fight Team & Pound 4 Pound Fitness in a showdown of Colorado based welterweights.
The number 1 ranked amateur Heavyweight in Colorado will be an amateur no longer when Zac Pauga (0-0) of Elevation Fight Team and regular training partner of Alistair Overeem steps into the LFA cage to make his pro debut vs Zac Cavender (3-1) at light heavyweight.
The undefeated pro, Gerald Scott (3-0) of Genesis Fight Team will return from a two year hiatus to take on Keith Phathaem (2-1) in a lightweight bout.
And the undefeated, Michael Stack (4-0) of Trials MMA will throw down with Kai Kamaka (6-2) in a featherweight showdown.
Fights stream live on UFC Fight Pass, starting at 7:00 pm MST.
Then on Saturday night, the UFC gets back to action stateside for UFC Fight Night, Holm vs Aldana which will feature two Factory X products on the card.
Chris “El Guapo” Gutierrez (15-3-1) of Factory X will face Sparta veteran and late notice replacement, Cody Durden (11-2) in a battle of bantamweights.
Then fellow Factory X fighter, Jonathan “The Dragon” Martinez (11-3) will battle it out with Frankie Saenz (12-6), also at bantamweight.
Watch these two Factory X warriors throw down on ESPN +, with bouts starting at 4:00 pm MST.
And in new matchup announcements...
Dana White recently confirmed that the interim lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje (22-2) of Elevation Fight Team will get his title unification shot as he takes on the current champion, Khabib (28-0), scheduled for UFC 255 on October 24th. Only on PPV.
Additionally, Brandon “Raw Dog” Royval (11-4) of Factory X has announced that he will fight the number 7 ranked flyweight in the world, Kai Kara France (21-8) in a matchup of rising contenders on September 26th.
And come August 15th… there will be blood! As Sparta is making history with the introduction of Bare Knuckle MMA in a historic legislative effort. The matchups that have already been announced include…
Chris Arena vs Elias Egozi
Tamika Caldwell vs Maliah Paculan
Aiden Calvetti vs Fernando Acosta
Khortni Kamyron vs Barb Ciesnolevicz
Jerrel Nettles vs Isaiah Lopez
Carlos Rivera vs Kenyan Davis
Darien Robinson vs Romiro Figueroa
Zac Haynes vs Mario Rodriguez
Tickets are on sale now!
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[Results] Titan FC 62 | Bellator 242 | & New Matchup Announcements | Colorado MMA News Weekend Wrap Up
An impressive performance at Titan FC 62, a robbery at Bellator 242, and new UFC matchup announcements. This is your Colorado MMA News, Weekend Wrap Up.