Fighters of the Week


Fighters of the Week  1. Anthony Smith: I’m not sure if another title shot is in Lionheart’s future, but that makes three wins in a row, all by first-round stoppage. Interesting to see what his next move will be.

Fighters of the Week  2. Phil Davis: Spoiled Yoel Romero’s Bellator debut, by posting a split-decision win in the main event of Bellator 266.

Fighters of the Week  3. Masaaki Noiri: Toppled FUMIYA, Ali Ayinta, and Rukiya Anpo, all by T(KO) in one night, en route to winning the K-1 Welterweight Grand Prix on Sunday.

Fighters of the Week  4. Hyun Mi Choi: Made her eighth defense of her WBA World Junior Lightweight title, TKOing Simone Aparecida da Silva in the ninth round in Seoul on Saturday.

Fighters of the Week  5. Tommy Frank: Claimed the vacant BBBofC British Flyweight championship after a 12-round unanimous decision over Matt Windle.

6. Matt Bessette: Has now won both featherweight and lightweight gold in CES MMA after slapping on a reverse triangle on Ryan Dela Cruz in the main event of CES 64.

7. Jose Valenzuela: In the main event of the only televised boxing card of the weekend, Valenzuela stayed undefeated with a UD win over Deiner Berrio on Fox Sports 1 Saturday night.

8. Dustin Akbari: The main event victor at Fight To Win 184 by split-decision, getting the best of Hugo Marques.

9. Kevin Tariq Osaro: In the biggest kickboxing card of the weekend, it was Osaro climing to 16-1 with a first-round knockout of the overmatched Reinis Porozovs in the main event of King of Kings 92.

10. Jailton Almeida/Albert Duraev/Lukasz Brzeski/Jack Della Maddalena/Jasmine Jasudavicius: The newest UFC contract recipients at Dana White’s Contender Series.

11. Kash Ali: Still the IBF European heavyweight champion after stopping Roman Gorst in seven rounds in Yorkshire on Saturday.

12. Victor Dias: After a third-round armbar of Ryskulbek Ibraimov, Dias has one successful Titan Fighting Championship flyweight under his belt.

13. Ben Parrish: Owner of the biggest upset of the weekend, coming in as a +700 underdog and flattening Christian Edwards in 38 seconds to kick off the Bellator 266 main card.

14. Blake Smith: At CFFC’s 100th event, it was Smith earning the main event win and the new reigning and defending Cage Fury Lightweight champion.

15. Kai Asakura/Naoki Inoue/Hiromasa Ougikubo/Kenta Takizawa: All four advanced to the semifinals in RIZIN’s Bantamweight Grand Prix.


Honorable Mention:

Jay Perrin
Neiman Gracie

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