As all the time there are many high wrestlers competing in quite a lot of MMA reveals throughout the globe. This week has a bit extra worldwide taste because the preview options reveals from Asia, the Center East, Europe and, after all, Las Vegas.
The MMA weekend will get off to an early begin with the principle card of ONE Championship: Empower airing stay on YouTube at 8:30am ET. On the cardboard, Ritu Phogat of the well-known Indian Phogat household takes on Bo Meng. Phogat had an in depth freestyle wrestling profession earlier than transitioning to MMA. She picked up a gold medal on the 2016 Commonwealth Championships, a bronze on the 2017 Asian Championships and a silver on the U23 World Championships. Her cousin, Vinesh Phogat, just lately represented India on the 2020 Olympics and holds a World bronze medal.
Phogat has gone 5-1 in MMA and bounced again from her solely profession defeat this previous July. This Friday, she takes on Bo Meng. The Chinese language fighter holds a 17-5 document and has not misplaced since 2017.
Shawn Bunch, who was a two-time All-American at Edinboro and a member of the 2009 U.S. freestyle World group, will headline UAE Warriors 22. The cardboard takes place at 9:00am ET on Saturday. In the principle occasion, Bunch will face Rany Saadeh.
Bunch is now 38 years previous and holds a 9-5 document in MMA. Final 12 months he completed a second stint in Bellator with a 2-2 document. Saadeh fights out of Berlin and holds a 12-3 document as knowledgeable.
Polish promotion KSW is again with their 63rd card on Saturday, which options the colourful title “Crime of the Century.” In one of many featured bouts, Greco Roman wrestler Damian Janikowski will tackle Pawel Pawlak. The principle card airs stay on web pay per view at 2:00pm ET.
Janikowski competed extensively for Poland on the Greco scene. He holds an Olympic bronze medal from 2012, a silver from the 2011 World Championships in addition to a pair of medals from the European Championships. The 32-year-old fighter made his skilled MMA debut in 2017 and has constructed a 6-3 document. Pawlak went 1-2 within the UFC again in 2014-2015. Since leaving the promotion, he has gotten again on monitor with a 7-1-1 run.
It looks as if there’s a UFC occasion each Saturday, and that’s possible as a result of there’s a UFC occasion virtually each Saturday. In the principle occasion of this weekend’s present former UNC Pembroke wrestler Derek Brunson is again in motion towards Darren Until. The cardboard is an uncommon day time present with the principle card airing stay on ESPN+ at 4:00pm ET.
Brunson was a three-time Division II All-American for the North Carolina faculty. He has strongly relied on his wrestling background within the UFC. In his final battle, he tried 12 takedowns and landed six towards Kevin Holland on the way in which to an upset victory. Within the battle, he held management positions for 16:55 of the 25-minute battle. On this card, he takes on Until who fought for the UFC welterweight title in 2018 and got here up quick towards Tyron Woodley. Since that battle, Until has gone 1-2 together with his line win coming over Kelvin Gastelum.
Additionally on the undercard of the UFC occasion Liudvik Sholinain will make his official UFC debut after competing on the latest season of “The Final Fighter.” Sholinain has claimed he was nationwide champion in his native Ukraine, however he doesn’t have a document within the UWW database. He takes on Welsh fighter Jack Shore.