The Monday Bulletin

The Monday Bulletin

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The Monday Bulletin

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A quick snapshot at the week that was.

 

Biggest Upset: All Rivera +1500 over Omar Juarez

 

Notable New Champions:

  • Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion: Joe McColgan
  • Interim Bellator Heavyweight Champion: Valentin Moldavsky
  • WBO International Bantamweight Champion: Paul Butler
  • Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion: Ian Garry
  • Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Cruiserweight Champion: Hector Lombard
  • Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion: Thiago Alves
  • WBA “Regular” Junior Welterweight Champion: Gervonta Davis

 

Going Forward:

  1. The Breakfast of Champions: Ouch. That’s 0-2 in PFL for the former UFC Lightweight Champion and Wheatie’s box coverman Anthony Pettis, this time dropping a split-decision to Raush Manfio, failing to qualify for the PFL playoffs.
  2. Who’s Next?: Make that 6-0 in the UFC and 9-0 overall for Ciryl Gane. His last three wins over Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and now Alexander Volkov is a hell of a dance card for any contender.
  3. Bouncing Back: Good for Vasyl Lomachenko. After he was outclassed by Teofimo Lopez is a terrific bout, it was going to be interesting how he returned against a bigger, dangerous opponent in Masayoshi Nakatani, but Loma was up to the task, besting Nakatani before finishing him in the ninth round. Now, perhaps a rematch with Lopez awaits?

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