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!Β  8/29 – 9/2/18







TUF 28

“The Crochet Boss” Mo Greene drops the Bomb on undersized ACB vet PM


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

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.Β  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:






Speaking of knees, crazy flying knee from Popo Bezerra! Down goes Magomed Idrisov

39 year old Bozigit Ataev qualified by killing Sean O’Connell’s liver

Crazy Illinois rules man…




FNG 88

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



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:

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

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



GMC 16

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.Β  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!

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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