MMABudz: The Best of MMA (Invicta FC 31, CW 96, TUF 28, Crimea Rush, GMC 16, more!)
@DanFromOregon and @FightFan_DC (DC Howard) highlight the best in the week of MMA from 8/29 – 9/2, including TUF 28, Crimea Rush, Cage Warriors 96, Invicta FC 31, GMC 16, more!
Best of MMA! 8/29 – 9/2/18
“The Crochet Boss” Mo Greene drops the Bomb on undersized ACB vet PM
Heavy Hitters came out the gate swinging 👀. Relive the first fight of Season 28. pic.twitter.com/5bnoZspeKv— The Ultimate Fighter (@UltimateFighter) August 31, 2018
Crimea Rush from Ukraine/Russia
Dagestani ace Marif Piraev (23-2-1) took out the 2nd UFC vet of his young career, dominating Jim Alers in R1 and choking him out in round 2. Alers retired after the fight
Marif Piraev Taps Jim Alers in 2R (Crimea Rush) pic.twitter.com/fWrR7jn4Zm— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 29, 2018
In the co-main event Karlo Caput stayed undefeated with a quick TKO, but ref Armen Anayan was the real hero as he staved off a takedown from the dazed losing fighter and choked him out with a guillotine. Sub of the Week!
Nikita Krylov’s younger brother Igor also got a win on the card, running his record to 2-0 by decision.
Inka FC Peru
Kevin Borjas (2-0) with the counter knee of doom:
Hermoso rodillazo de Kevin Borjas, ayer en Inka FC 28! pic.twitter.com/E6TiYsRzHZ— Barrele la pierna (@Barrelelapierna) August 30, 2018
Speaking of knees, crazy flying knee from Popo Bezerra! Down goes Magomed Idrisov
flying knee KO by Alexandre Bezerra !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 31, 2018
What a vicious event tonight ! pic.twitter.com/ucvVkeW1lf
39 year old Bozigit Ataev qualified by killing Sean O’Connell’s liver
Crazy Illinois rules man…
So— DC Howard (@FightFan_DC) August 31, 2018
Brandon Halsey TKOs Smealinho Rama at #PFL2 when Rama can't start round 3, but brutal Illinois commission calls it a Round 3 0:01 TKO. 4 points.
Then Smealinho Rama wins via SAME METHOD at #PFL7. 5 points, Halsey out because New Jersey doesn't make up rules like Illinois. pic.twitter.com/1bZf3edpFN
Kazakhstan regional fights with an FNG flyweight title fight in the main event. Tagit Ulanbekov tossed Zhalgas Zhumagulov around the cage but lost a decision, and his belt, and his undefeated record, to home cooking
Combat Sambo ace Tagir Ulanbekov (7-1) just tossed around Kazakhstan's Zhalgas Zhumagulov for 25 minutes in the #FNG88 main event, somehow got stuck with a horrific decision loss by the Kazakh judges— DC Howard (@FightFan_DC) August 31, 2018
Some representative highlights. Zhumgalov is in red, definitely not winning. pic.twitter.com/lNxELQptg5
Contender Series Brazil 2
3 Contract Winners!
Johnny Walker decisions UFC vet Henrique Frankenstein, will take on Khalil Rountree next:
Marina Rodrigues makes RIZIN Grand Prix semifinalist Maria Oliveira quit, will debut in UFC versus Randa Markos:
Marina Rodrigues with that 100 hit combo! It was like a video game! Maria Oliveria just couldn't take that hellbow! #UFC #ufcnocombate #contenderseries #MMA #Fights #Fighting #TKO #giveup #combo https://t.co/sPax49Fd81— wildmatt (@wildmatt) August 31, 2018
and Taila Santos def Estefani Almeida by decision to win a contract.
Cage Warriors 96
Paddy Pimblett gets that ass whipped by The True Viking Soren Bak
Søren Bak (11-1) quells the Liverpool faithful, pillaging Paddy Pimblett en route to a decision win and the Cage Warriors strap. A deep RNC from Paddy nearly finished it in the first, but "The True Viking" roared back with relentless pressure and a stellar top game. #CW96 pic.twitter.com/Oanjqh28eX— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) September 1, 2018
Jonas Billstein scores the pretty easy title win vs a late replacement local
Nicolas Dalby picked up his first win since 2015 with a sweet head kick
German MMA Championship, the top MMA promotion in Germany
Former M-1 champ Stephan Puetz took home the GMC light heavyweight belt with 5 rounds of wrestling. The fight had roughly 0 highlights, but I saw some German media rumbling about how that might be a good thing for perception of MMA in Germany!
Stephan Puetz (16-4) claimed the GMC 205 pound belt from Jan Gottvald with 25 minutes of intelligent pressure in the #GMC16 main event— DC Howard (@FightFan_DC) September 1, 2018
Puetz sealed round 5 with a well-timed takedown and top control pic.twitter.com/NqNmPOUfM9
Kerim Engizak defended his belt with a huge KO
Invicta FC 31
Beautiful fight from Pearl Gonzalez in the co-main event as she smashed Daiane Firmino around the cage
Invicta champ Virna Jandiroba kicked Janaisa Morandin’s ass, might not not have even bothered taking her name
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