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UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs. Vettori main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Chris Chapman, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs. Vettori main card on Oct. 23, 2021.

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Edir Terry expects daily training with Nate Landwehr has him in prime shape for XMMA 3 bout with Tyler Wilson

Edir Terry is set to take on Canada’s Tyler Wilson in a bantamweight bout on the stacked XMMA 3 on Oct. 23, 2021 in Miami, Fla.

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Predictions: FLA 2

Felicia O’Dea-LeBlanc has her predictions for the 10 MMA bouts taking place on the Fight League Atlantic 2 card in Moncton, N.B. on Oct. 16, 2021.

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Derek Clarke excited about the future of Fight League Atlantic heading into FLA 2

Fight League Atlantic returns for their second event on Oct. 16, 2021, which will be headlinded by Jordan Noseworthy taking on Hank Anderson.

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UFC Fight Night 195: Ladd vs. Dumont main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Lyndon Whitlock, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 195: Ladd vs. Dumont main card on Oct. 16, 2021.

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Who’s Next… BFL 69

Following BFL 69, we take a look at who could be next for Caio Machado, Nicolas Ouellet, Leo Xavier and the rest of the card.

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Who’s Next… BFL 68

Following BFL 68, we take a look at who could be next for Serhiy Sidey, Christian Tremayne, John Nguyen and the rest of the card.

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UFC Fight Night 194: Dern vs. Rodriguez main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Maria Djukic, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 194: Dern vs. Rodriguez main card on Oct. 9, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – October 2021

Misha Cirkunov, Lance Gibson Jr.,Julia Budd, Mike Malott and Randa Markos are among the Canadians in action this month outside the country.

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Back-to-back BFL events deliver successful title defence, new bantamweight champ and potential new title challenger

BFL 68 and BFL 69 went down Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C. and saw Caio Machado defend his belt and Serhiy Sidey become the new bantamweight champ.

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UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs. Walker main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker James Clarke, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 193: Santos vs. Walker main card on Oct. 2, 2021.

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Predictions: BFL 69

Ramil Kamilov has his predictions for the eight MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 69 card in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct. 1, 2021.

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Predictions: BFL 68

Isaiah Metituk has his predictions for the nine MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 68 card in Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 30, 2021.

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Who’s Next… Unified MMA 41

Following Unified MMA 41, we take a look at who could be next for Shane Campbell, Christian Larsen, Behrang Yousefi and the rest of the card.

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Nicolas Ouellet clear-minded, confident in the victory ahead of BFL 69 co-main event

Nicolas Ouellet will look to remain undefeated when he meets Mike McAloon in the BFL 69 co-main event on Oct. 1, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Mike McAloon tapping into fighting core, martial arts ethos for BFL 69 co-main event

Mike McAloon takes on jiu-jitsu ace Nicolas Ouellet in the Battlefield Fight League 69 co-main event on Oct. 1, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Serhiy Sidey plans to put Gio Platon in unfamiliar territory in BFL 68 title bout

Serhiy Sidey will look to win his first professional title when he squares off with Gio Platon in the Battlefield Fight League 68 main event.

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John Nguyen ready to let his hands do the talking at BFL 68

John Nguyen is preparing for the toughest test of his career when he meets Josh Kwiatkowski at BFL 68 on Sept. 30, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Josh Kwiatkowski confident his game plan will break the will of John Nguyen at BFL 68

Josh Kwiatkowski will look to get back in the win column when he meets John Nguyen at Battlefield Fight League 68 on Sept. 30, 2021.

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Unified MMA 41 – Live Results and Play-by-Play

Unified MMA 41 took placed Sept. 24, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta. and was headlinded by a welterweight title bout between Shane Campbell and Matt Krayco.

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UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Keanan Kellar, make their picks for the UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega main card on Sept. 25, 2021.

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Shane Campbell says Unified MMA 41 bout with Mike Hill fight is ‘do-or-die’ for second shot in UFC

Shane Campbell is ecstatic to finally fight again as he will face Mike Hill at Unified MMA 41 on Sept. 24, 2021 for the 165-pound title.

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Christian Larsen looking to utilize balanced mix of composure and aggression in first title defence at Unified MMA 41

Christian Larsen will defend his Unified MMA heavyweight title for the first time when he meets Grayson Wells at Unified MMA 41 on Sept. 24, 2021.

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Grayson Wells planning to give fans their money’s worth in Unified MMA 41 heavyweight title bout

Grayson Wells will take his first stab at the Unified MMA heavyweight title when he challenges Christian Larsen for the belt at Unified MMA 41.

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Behrang Yousefi grateful for the thin air of fighting as long-time-coming Tim Smith matchup beckons

Behrang Yousefi returns to the Unified MMA cage for a matchup with Tim Smith at Unified MMA 41 on Sept. 24, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Tim Smith intent to rebound with statement win over Behrang Yousefi at Unified MMA 41, resume title chase

Tim Smith will look for a rebound victory when he meets Behrang Yousefi at Unified MMA 41 on Sept. 24, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Predictions: BTC 12

Laine Foxton has his predictions for the four MMA bouts taking place on the BTC 12 card in Burlington, Ont. on Sept. 18, 2021.

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UFC Fight Night 192: Smith vs. Spann main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Seth Connor, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 192: Smith vs. Spann main card on Sept. 18, 2021.

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Dorian Dokaj looks to remain undefeated, ignite active streak in BTC 12 headliner

Dorian Dokaj will look to continue his hot streak in the BTC 12 main event when he takes on Matt Bednarek on Sept. 18, 2021.

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Jasmine Jasudavicius expects size advantage over Julia Polastri to play a big factor in Contender Series bout

Jasmine Jasudavicius will look to earn a UFC contract when she meets Julia Polastri on Dana White’s Contender Series on Sept. 14.

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Chad Anheliger expects to KO Muin Gafurov and earn UFC deal: ‘I’m ready for the big show’

Chad Anheliger will look to earn a UFC contract when he meets Muin Gafurov on Week Two of Dana White’s Contender Series 2021 on Sept. 7.

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UFC Fight Night 191: Brunson vs. Till main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 191: Brunson vs. Till main card on Aug. 28, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – September 2021

Aaron Jeffery, Anthony Romero, Michael Dufort, Charles Jourdain and Chad Anheliger are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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Anthony Romero undaunted heading into Fury FC 50 main event opposite JJ Okanovich

Anthony Romero is set to headline Fury FC 50 when he takes on JJ Okanovich in lightweight action on Sept. 5, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

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Corinne Laframboise believes ground game will be too much for Elin Oberg at UAE Warriors 22

Corinne Laframboise tests skills with Elin Oberg at UAE Warriors 22 on Sept. 4, 2021. This flyweight fight transpires at Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi.

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UFC on ESPN 30: Barboza vs. Chikadze main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Adam Sako, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 30: Barboza vs. Chikadze main card on Aug. 28, 2021.

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Joel Bauman expects to utilize the ‘art of breaking’ on Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz at CFX 49

Joel Bauman will look to claim victory in his home state when he takes on DWCS veteran Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz at CFX 49 on Aug. 28, 2021.

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Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz feeling less pressure as he looks to bounce back at CFX 49

Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz returns to the cage for the first time since his DWCS appearance to take on Joel Bauman at CFX 49 on Aug. 28, 2021.

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UFC on ESPN 29: Cannonier vs. Gastelum main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Curtis Demarce, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 29: Cannonier vs. Gastelum main card on Aug. 21, 2021.

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Who’s Next… BTC 11

Following BTC 11, we take a look at who could be next for Matt Krayco, Colton Cronkite, Izzudeen Atmeh and the rest of the card.

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Who’s Next… Unified MMA 40

Following Unified MMA 40, we take a look at who could be next for Graham Park, Maged Hammo, KB Bhullar and the rest of the card.

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Brad Katona hopes a win over ‘dangerous’ Bair Shtepin earns him a title shot in BRAVE CF

Brad Katona wanted to be active in 2021 and that is exactly what is happening as he will face Bair Shtepin at BRAVE CF 53 on Aug. 21, 2021 in Kazakhstan.

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Matt Krayco, Colton Cronkite impressive in main and co-main event slots at BTC 11

BTC 11 took place Aug. 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta. and saw Matt Krayco and Colton Cronkite among the victorious fighters on the card.

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BTC 11 – Live Results and Play-by-Play

BTC 11 took place Aug. 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta. and was headlined by a welterweight bout between Tim Smith and Matt Krayco.

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Graham Park, Maged Hammo leave Unified MMA 40 as champs, KB Bhullar victorious in return

Unified MMA 40 took place Aug. 14, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta. and saw Graham Park, Maged Hammo and KB Bhullar all emerge victorious.

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Predictions: BTC 11

Maria Djukic has her predictions for the 10 MMA bouts taking place on the BTC 11 card in Edmonton, Alta. on Aug. 15, 2021.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 40

Josh Kwiatkowski has his predictions for the 12 MMA bouts taking place on the Unified MMA 40 card in Edmonton, Alta. on Aug. 14, 2021.

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After inactive spell rife with hardship, Tim Smith enters BTC 11 main event refocused and looking to rebuild

Tim Smith is set to headline BTC 11 in a welterweight clash with the always exciting Matt Krayco on Aug. 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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As BTC 11 main event nears, Matt Krayco eager to test mettle against a familiar and formidable foe

Matt Krayco is set for yet another main event battle and will see Tim Smith standing across from him this time around at BTC 11 on Aug. 15, 2021.

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Graham Park looking to put newly-tuned skills on display in first title defence at Unified MMA 40

Graham Park will defend his Unified MMA light heavyweight title for the first time at Unified MMA 40 against challenger Neil Berry on Aug. 14, 2021.

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Neil Berry looking to take smarter approach in second bid at Unified MMA light heavyweight gold at Unified MMA 40

Neil Berry will look to become the Unified MMA light heavyweight champion when he takes on current champion Graham Park at Unified MMA 40 on Aug. 14, 2021.

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Colton Cronkite expecting to utilize all his tools in BTC 11 battle with Chris Chapman

Colton Cronkite will look to stay undefeated when he meets Chris Chapman in the co-main event of BTC 11 on Aug. 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Chris Chapman preparing to weather the storm and take over against Colton Cronkite at BTC 11

Chris Chapman returns to action to take on Colton Cronkite in the co-main event of BTC 11 on Aug. 15, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Neal Anderson looks to continue storied run in Unified MMA with title win at Unified MMA 40

Neal Anderson takes on Maged Hammo at Unified MMA 40 for the vacant Unified MMA featherweight belt. It takes place Aug. 14, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Maged Hammo looking to beat Neal Anderson at his own game in Unified MMA 40 title bout

Maged Hammo takes on Neal Anderson at Unified MMA 40 for the vacant featherweight title on UFC Fight Pass. It goes live in Edmonton, Alta. on Aug. 14.

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KB Bhullar staying the course at Unified MMA 40 following painful UFC release

KB Bhullar returns to action for the first time following his UFC release at Unified MMA 40 and will take on Anton Tokarchuk on Aug. 14, 2021.

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Anton Tokarchuk not fazed by KB Bhullar’s UFC tag heading into Unified MMA 40

Anton Tokarchuk is set to take on UFC-veteran KB Bhullar in light heavyweight action at Unified MMA 40 in Edmonton, Alta. on Aug. 14, 2021.

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UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Justin Condie, make their picks for the UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane main card on Aug. 7, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – August 2021

Brad Katona, Mateo Vogel, Jett Grande, and Rory MacDonald are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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Jett Grande not putting pressure on himself ahead of pro debut at XFC Young Guns 3

Jett Grande is finally set to turn pro as the 23-year-old will face Nasratullah Nikzad on April 3 at the Flogger Series in Pakistan.

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UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Sheldon Doll, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland main card on July 31, 2021.

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Louie Sanoudakis doesn’t feel any pressure heading into XMMA 2 bout with Cody Gibson

Louie Sanoudakis is set for another tough test on July 30 as he will battle Cody Gibson in bantamweight action at XMMA 2 in South Carolina.

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XMMA 2: Cody Gibson says first fight since 2018 is ‘first step to being active again’ on path back to major promotion

Cody Gibson returns to the cage July 30, 2021 at XMMA 2 where he will take on rising Canadian bantamweight prospect Louie Sanoudakis.

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Charles Azoulay, Olivier Poisson left MFL 19 as champions, now eyeing jump to professional

MFL 19 took place July 24, 2021 in Montreal, Que. and saw Charles Azoulay and Olivier Poisson emerge as new champions in their respective weight classes.

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UFC on ESPN 27: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Abdel Rebai, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 27: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw main card on July 24, 2021.

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Predictions: MFL 19

Liam Gallagher has his predictions for the 27 MMA bouts taking place on the MFL 19 card in Montreal, Que. on July 24, 2021.

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Ramil Kamilov looking to channel and control the fire in MFL 19 main event title bout

Ramil Kamilov will look to add one more amateur title to his collection when he meets Charles Azoulay at MFL 19 on July 24.

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Charles Azoulay looking to close out amateur career in style at MFL 19

Charles Azoulay is set to battle Ramil Kamilov for the vacant MFL amateur lightweight title at MFL 19 on July 24 in Montreal, Que.

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Olivier Poisson in position to achieve his amateur career goal at MFL 19

Olivier Poisson is set to take on Alex Gluzman for the MFL amateur featherweight championship at MFL 19 on July 24 in Montreal, Que.

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Alex Gluzman’s hunch surrounding MFL 19 title bout with Olivier Poisson proved to be true

Alex Gluzman and Olivier Poisson test skills for the MFL featherweight title. The latest event from Montreal Fight League transpires on July 24 at MFL 19.

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Chance Beck expects to finish Adam Assenza in a ‘fun fight’ to put him on the UFC’s radar

Chance Beck believes a win over Burlington’s Adam Assenza could get him into the UFC as he says his manager has been in talks with Sean Shelby.

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Adam Assenza expects to finish Chance Beck to win another title: ‘I think I win by domination’

Adam Assenza will look to add another belt to his collection when he meets B2 Fighting Series lightweight champion Chance Beck at B2 Fighting Series 127.

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UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs. Moises main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker James Clarke, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs. Moises main card on July 17, 2021.

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UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor III main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Grayson Wells, make their picks for the UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor III main card on July 10, 2021.

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Adam Assenza looking to make his mark outside of Canada

Adam Assenza has been a staple on the Canadian MMA scene for several years and now he’s looking to do the same in the bigger United States market.

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Canadians in Combat – July 2021

Yohan Lainesse,Alex Morgan, Adam Assenza, and Malcolm Gordon are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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CFFC champ Evan Cutts excited to hand Yohan Lainesse first loss at CFFC 98, take on the “major leagues”

Evan Cutts will defend his welterweight title for the first time when he meets Yohan Lainesse in the main event of CFFC 98 on July 3, 2021.

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Yohan Lainesse plans to win welterweight title at CFFC 98, dreams of UFC shot in near future

Yohan Lainesse is set for the first title shot of his professional career as he meets Evan Cutts at CFFC 98 on July 3 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Islam Taisumov honoured for opportunity to fight in France at Trophee des Etoiles 15

Islam Taisumov tests skills with Samuel Giguere on Friday, July 2 at Trophee des Etoiles 15. The featherweight fight emanates from Arena Du Pays in France

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Samuel Giguere expects pandemic training to pay off at Trophee des Etoiles 15

Samuel Giguere takes on Islam Taisumov on Friday, July 2 at Trophee des Etoiles 15. The featherweight fight emanates from Arena Du Pays D’Aix in France.

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Alex Morgan not putting any pressure on himself ahead of return fight in France

Alex Morgan never imagined he would be sitting on his loss to Charles Jourdain for this long but he’ll be able to make the walk again on July 1.

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Megan Owen excited to showcase her skills for a larger audience at LFA 110

Megan Owen is set for the toughest test of her career when she takes on jiu-jitsu ace Jaqueline Amorim at LFA 110 on July 2, 2021.

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UFC Fight Night 190: Gane vs. Volkov main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Matt Hovorka, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 190: Gane vs. Volkov main card on June 26, 2021.

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Jeremy Pender feels he’s on a different level than Terry Lemaire heading into B2 Fighting Series 125 title defence

Jeremy Pender will look to defend his bantamweight title when he meets Terry Lemaire at B2 Fighting Series 125 on June 26, 2021.

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Terry Lemaire feels Jeremy Pender is past his prime heading into B2 Fighting Series 125 title bout

Terry Lemaire will look to add his first professional title to his resume when he squares off with Jeremy Pender at B2 Fighting Series 125 on June 26, 2021.

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UFC on ESPN 25: Jung vs. Ige main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Caio Machado, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 25: Jung vs. Ige main card on June 19, 2021.

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Jesse Arnett confident he will put away Ray Borg in UAE Warriors 20 main event

Jesse Arnett is set for his most prominent test to date when he meets Ray Borg in the main event of UAE Warriors 20 on June 19, 2021.

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Arjan Bhullar hopes to use ever-growing platform to set examples and make an impact

Arjan Bhullar became the first Indian MMA fighter to capture a world title. Bhullar finished Brandon Vera at ONE: Dangal and now hopes to make a difference.

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UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Jasmine Jasudavicius, make their picks for the UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori main card on June 12, 2021.

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Who’s Next… BTC 10

Following BTC 10, we take a look at who could be next for Lucas Neufeld, Xavier Nash, Dorian Dokaj and the rest of the card.

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Who’s Next… BFL 67

Following Battlefield Fight League 67, we take a look at who could be next for Caio Machado, Dejan Kajic and the rest of the card.

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Alex Martinez wanted Anthony Pettis matchup heading into second half of 2021 PFL season

Alex Martinez vs. Anthony Pettis goes down June 10th. This is a PFL lightweight clash with high stakes for the remainder of the 2021 season.

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Lucas Neufeld impressive in three-round war, Xavier Nash dominant in second straight win

Lucas Neufeld, Xavier Nash, Dorian Dokaj, and Nick Leblanc were among the winners at BTC 10 on June 5, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Caio Machado, Dejan Kajic leave as champions, Dario Sinagoga takes controversial split decision at BFL 67

Battlefield Fight League 67 went down June 4, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C. and saw both Caio Machado and Dejan Kajic defend their titles.

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UFC Fight Night 189: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Isaiah Metituk, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 189: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai main card on June 5, 2021.

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Predictions: BTC 10

Jared Feuring has his predictions for the 11 MMA bouts taking place on the BTC 10 card in Vancouver, B.C. on June 5, 2021.

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Predictions: BFL 67

Jett Grande has his predictions for the 13 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 67 card in Vancouver, B.C. on June 4, 2021.

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Josh Kwiatkowski believes he will be the first to finish Lucas Neufeld when they meet at BTC 10

Josh Kwiatkowski will look to extend his winning streak to five fights when he meets Lucas Neufeld in the main event of BTC 10 on June 5, 2021 in Vancouver.

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Lucas Neufeld expects Josh Kwiatkowski to be a victim of his own habits in BTC 10 main event

Lucas Neufeld will look to move one step closer to the big stage when he takes on Josh Kwiatkowski in the main event of BTC 10 on June 5, 2021 in Vancouver.

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Caio Machado feels game is levelling up after training with Arjan Bhullar ahead of BFL 67 title defence

Caio Machado will look to defend his heavyweight title for the second time at Battlefield Fight League 67 when he takes on Christian Larsen on June 4, 2021.

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Christian Larsen believes his power will be new for Caio Machado in BFL 67 title bout

Christian Larsen will look to become a champion in two promotions when he challenges Caio Machado at Battlefield Fight League 67 on June 4, 2021.

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Jake Macdonald enters BTC 10 bout with Xavier Nash with brand new mindset

Jake Macdonald is set to return after seven years away to take on Xavier Nash in the co-main event of BTC 10 on June 5, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Xavier Nash expects his experience with high-level opponents to be advantageous in BTC 10 bout with Jake Macdonald

Xavier Nash will look to continue his momentum from last fight when he meets Jake Macdonald in a lightweight bout at BTC 10 in Vancouver on June 5, 2021.

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Dejan Kajic believes BFL 67 title defence is make or break for his MMA career

Dejan Kajic will look to defend his welterweight title when he welcomes challenger Kyran Cameron to the cage at Battlefield Fight League 67 on June 4, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – June 2021

Tanner Boser, Rory MacDonald, Alex Martinez, Jesse Arnett and Hakeem Dawodu are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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Undefeated Kyran Cameron believes BFL 67 title win brings him to Contender Series this summer

Kyran Cameron will look to keep his undefeated record intact and win his first title when he challenges Dejan Kajic at Battlefield Fight League 67.

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Ali Wasuk, Serhiy Sidey looking to reach new heights, capture BFL bantamweight title at BFL 67

Ali Wasuk and Serhiy Sidey will square off at Battlefield Fight League 67 to determine the new BFL bantamweight champion on June 4, 2021.

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Damonte Robinson, Tom O’Connor expect XFC lightweight semi-final to be a fight for the fans

Tom O’Connor vs. Damonte Robinson goes down in a lightweight bout at XFC 44 on May 28 and is one of two lightweight semi-finals in the XFC tournament.

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Ryan Dickson, Bobby Nash hungrier than ever with XFC welterweight tournament final spot at stake

Ryan Dickson and Bobby Nash will square off in a welterweight bout at XFC 44 with the winner advancing to the finals of the XFC welterweight tournament.

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UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs. Garbrandt main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Terry Lemaire, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs. Garbrandt main card on May 22, 2021.

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Felicia Spencer, Norma Dumont ready to make a statement in featherweight division at UFC Fight Night 188

Felicia Spencer and Norma Dumont will look to cement their spot at the top of the women’s featherweight division when they meet at UFC Fight Night 188.

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UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Sabah Fadai, make their picks for the UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler main card on May 15, 2021.

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Nate Williams won’t be surprised by anything in B2 Fighting Series flyweight title bout

Nate Williams will look to add professional title No. 17 when he faces James Clarke at B2 Fighting Series 122 for the flyweight title on May 15, 2021.

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James Clarke feels confidence ahead of title fight, “every time he loses, he retires.”

James Clarke is feeling confident heading into his B2 Fighting Series 122 flyweight title fight with Nate Williams and believes bigger things are on the horizon.

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Gillian Robertson inks new four-fight deal with UFC

Gillian Robertson will remain a member of the UFC as Robertson revealed to MMA Empire that she signed a new four-fight deal with the promotion.

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UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs. Waterson main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Teshay Gouthro, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs. Waterson main card on May 8, 2021.

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Josh Hill, Raufeon Stots both believe a win at Bellator 258 puts them next in line for title shot

Josh Hill and Raufeon Stots will look to move one step closer to becoming a world champion when they meet at Bellator 258 on May 7, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – May 2021

KB Bhullar, James Clarke, Arjan Bhullar Scott Hudson and Louie Sanoudakis are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Lucas Neufeld, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka main card on May 1, 2021.

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Randa Markos looking to turn experience into confidence heading into UFC on ESPN 23 bout with Luana Pinheiro

Randa Markos will look to put her experience to work when she takes on Luana Pinheiro on May 1, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 23 in Las Vegas.

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Ty Wilson hoping to follow in footsteps of recent winners over Kyle Estrada when they meet at LFA 106

Ty Wilson will look to follow the path of recent UFC debutants when he meets Kyle Estrada at LFA 106 on April 30, 2021.

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UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker James Cardinal Lauzon, make their picks for the UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 main card on April 24, 2021.

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Tristan Connelly enters UFC 261 bout with new source of motivation

Tristan Connelly returns to the octagon with a new source of motivation as he’s set to take on Pat Sabatini at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021.

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Alex Martinez welcomes the big stage heading into 2021 PFL season

Alex Martinez is set to make his PFL debut in the first week of the 2021 PFL season, taking on Loik Radzhabov in the lightweight tournament.

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UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs. Gastelum main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Ali Wasuk, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs. Gastelum main card on April 17, 2021.

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Lupita Godinez eager for the chance to fight Jessica Penne in debut at UFC on ESPN 22

Lupita Godinez knew she would be fighting for the UFC very soon and she gets her chance on April 17 against Jessica Penne at UFC on ESPN 22.

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Julien Leblanc brimming with confidence heading into LFA 104 following Sanford MMA training camp

Julien Leblanc takes on Joel Bauman at LFA 104 on April 16 after a full training camp spent at the elite Sanford MMA in Florida.

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UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs. Holland main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Chris Prickett, make their picks for the UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs. Holland main card on April 10, 2021.

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John Makdessi believes experience will shine in UFC on ABC 2 matchup with Ignacio Bahamondes

John Makdessi will look to put his experience to work when he welcomes Ignacio Bahamondes to the UFC on April 10, 2021 at UFC on ABC 2.

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Patrick Connors ready to take the next step at Peak Fighting 10

Patrick Connors will look to capture his first professional title when he challenges Dakota Hope-Lewis for his Peak Fighting featherweight title.

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Jeremy Kennedy wants to be known as the best in Bellator, set for Bellator 256 matchup with Adam Borics

Jeremy Kennedy takes on Adam Borics at Bellator 256. The battle of ranked 145-ers goes Friday, April 9. This featherweight fight broadcasts on Showtime.

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Canadians in Combat – April 2021

Jeremy Kennedy, Mateo Vogel, Julia Budd, Rory MacDonald and Lance Gibson Jr. are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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Mateo Vogel looking to take advantage of UFC Fight Pass stage at CFFC 95

Mateo Vogel is eager to get back in the cage and will do so April 2 in his CFFC debut at CFFC 95, taking on Garrett Armfield.

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Aaron Jeffery says he ‘would’ve contemplated retirement’ if he lost CFFC title fight, expects call to ‘big promotions’ soon

Aaron Jeffery was putting a lot of pressure on himself heading into his CFFC 93 fight against Collin Huckbody for the middleweight title back in March.

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Mandel Nallo looks to continue proving his skill set is among the best in lightweight division at Bellator 255

Mandel Nallo is looking to continue proving his skill set is among the best when he meets Ricardo Seixas at Bellator 255 on April 2, 2021.

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Brad Katona enters Brave CF debut with a chip on his shoulder following questionable UFC release

Brad Katona is set to make his first appearance since his UFC release where he will take on Borislav Nikolic at Brave CF 50 on April 1, 2021.

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UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Jesse Arnett, make their picks for the UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 main card on March 27, 2021.

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Who’s Next… BFL 66

Following Battlefield Fight League 66, we take a look at who could be next for Achilles Estremadura, Caio Machado and the rest of the card.

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Estremadura, Machado call for big show opportunities after title defences, Sinagoga impresses again at BFL 66

Achilles Estremadura, Caio Machado, and Dario Sinagoga were among the big winners at Battlefield Fight League 66 on March 19, 2021.

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UFC on ESPN 21: Brunson vs. Holland main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Aaron Jeffery, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 21: Brunson vs. Holland main card on March 20, 2021.

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Predictions: BFL 66

Raphael Ouellet has his predictions for the eight MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 66 card in Vancouver, B.C. on March 19, 2021.

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Who’s next…Rise FC 6

Following Rise FC 6, we take a look at who could be next for Elias Theodorou, Josh Kwiatkowski, Russ McCumber and the rest of the card.

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Achilles Estremadura confident he will KO Curtis Demarce at BFL 66 and get Contender Series call

Achilles Estremadura is eager to finally return to the cage as he will defend his lightweight title against Curtis Demarce at BFL 66 on March 19.

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Caio Machado, Lee Mein enter BFL 66 title fight with like mindsets, different objectives

Caio Machado will put his BFL heavyweight on the line for the first time at Battlefield Fight Leage 66 against true veteran Lee Mein.

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Ali Wasuk, Craig Maclean know what to expect of each other heading into BFL 66 matchup

Ali Wasuk and Craig Maclean will look to earn a title shot when they square off at BFL 66 in Vancouver, B.C. on March 19, 2021.

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Elias Theodorou, Josh Kwiatkowski, Russ McCumber all victorious in professional MMA return to Canada at Rise FC 6

Rise FC 6 was a success as Canada’s first professional MMA event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Elias Theodorou was victorious in the headlining slot.

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Predictions: Rise FC 6

Chad Anheliger has his predictions for the four MMA bouts taking place on the Rise FC 6 card in Victoria, B.C. on March 13, 2021.

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UFC Fight Night 187: Edwards vs. Muhammad main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Nicolas Ouellet, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 187: Edwards vs. Muhammad main card on March 13, 2021.

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Matt Dwyer believes Rise FC wants Elias Theodorou to win, plans for a decisive win

Matt Dwyer knows he is being brought into lose against Elias Theodorou at Rise FC 6 due to the fact Theodorou is co-promoting the card.

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Elias Theodorou happy to be a trailblazer at Rise FC 6, plans to finish Matt Dwyer

Elias Theodorou will make history on Saturday night in the main event of Rise FC 6 as he is set to face fellow UFC veteran, Matt Dwyer.

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Josh Kwiatkowski, Blake Sigvaldason eager to step back into the cage at Rise FC 6

Josh Kwiatkowski and Blake Sigvaldason will square off in a featherweight bout at Rise FC 6 in Victoria, B.C. on March 13, 2021.

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CFFC 93: Aaron Jeffery ready for prospect title clash, “just a big fight all around”

Aaron Jeffery will clash with fellow Contender Series alum Collin Huckbody with the CFFC middleweight title on the line at CFFC 93 on March 12, 2021.

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Yohan Lainesse hoping win at CFFC 93 earns him title shot

Yohan Lainesse will look to continue his run to a CFFC title when he takes on Troy Green at CFFC 93 on March 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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With intensified focus on fight career, Adam De Freitas hoping to make a stand at CFFC 93

Adam De Freitas is only looking to face to toughest of competition, starting with his CFFC 93 bout with Ryan Rizco on March 12, 2021.

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UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker James Lynch, make their picks for the UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya main card on March 6, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – March 2021

Aaron Jeffery, Yohan Lainesse, Gavin Tucker, Charles Jourdain, and Xavier Alaoui are among the Canadians in action this month outside of Canada.

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UFC Fight Night 186: Rozenstruik vs. Gane main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Shawn Wallace, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 186: Rozenstruik vs. Gane main card on Feb. 27, 2021.

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Tom Theocharis more than prepared for Brandon Bell at HRMMA 119

Tom Theocharis takes on Brandon Bell at HRMMA 119. It goes down on February 27 and is the co-main event set to go down at welterweight.

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Adam Assenza, Sean Fallon share similar mindsets heading into HRMMA 118 clash

Adam Assenza and Sean Fallon will look to extend their respective winning streaks when they square off at HRMMA 118 on Feb. 26, 2021.

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UFC Fight Night 185: Blaydes vs. Lewis main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Indroop Virk, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 185: Blaydes vs. Lewis main card on Feb. 20, 2021.

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Justin Condie looking to keep 2021 momentum rolling at Peak Fighting 8

Justin Condie will look to add his second win already in 2021 when he meets Christopher Miller in the co-main event of Peak Fighting 8.

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UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Kyle Prepolec, make their picks for the UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns main card on Feb. 13, 2021.

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Xavier Alaoui’s UAE Warriors title win a long time coming, no shortage of options for the future

Xavier Alaoui captured bantamweight gold at UAE Warriors 14 and said the title win is an accomplishment he’s been pushing towards for awhile.

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Gillian Robertson, Miranda Maverick ready to bring the heat at UFC 260

Gillian Robertson and Miranda Maverick will look to prove who’s the superior grappler when they square off at UFC 260 on March 27, 2021.

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Melissa Croden hoping win at Titan FC 67 kickstarts a run to the UFC or DWCS in 2021

Melissa Croden will look to take step one of making her way to the UFC when she takes on Evelyn Martins at Titan FC 67 on Feb. 12, 2021 in Miami, Fla.

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Canadians in Combat – February 2021

Melissa Croden, Aiemann Zahabi, Adam Assenza and Gillian Robertson are all in action this month and representing Canada in the cage.

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UFC Fight Night 184: Overeem vs. Volkov staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Keanan Kellar, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 184: Overeem vs. Volkov main card on Feb. 6, 2021.

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Terry Lemaire hopes to make his name known internationally with win at HRMMA 117

Terry Lemaire will look for his fifth straight win when he takes on his toughest test to date in Isaiah Ferguson at HRMMA 117 on Feb. 6, 2021.

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Lucas Neufeld confident in career path following Iridium Sports Agency signing

Canadian featherweight Lucas Neufeld believes signing with Iridium Sports Agency is the step he needed to make to take his career to the next level.

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CFFC’s Jasmine Jasudavicius ready to avenge loss and get UFC call

Jasmine Jasudavicius is eager to rebound from her first professional loss as she returns to action in the CFFC cage in March.

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Chris Lee Byrne working to secure first bout of 2021 amidst pandemic troubles

Chris Lee Byrne is looking to secure his first fight of 2021, fielding multiple offers from Montreal Fight League and Rise FC.

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Kyle Nelson hopes to re-sign with UFC soon, plans to move up to lightweight

Kyle Nelson will remain a UFC fighter as the promotion has told him they plan on re-signing him and wants to remain active in 2021.

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Nicolas Kambasis confident in well-rounded skillset heading into Peak Fighting 7

Nicolas Kambasis will look to start 2021 on a high note when he takes on John Yannis in a bantamweight bout at Peak Fighting 7 on Jan. 30, 2021

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CFFC re-signs Yohan Lainesse, “no one can deny me from that belt”

After going 2-0 for the promotion in 2020, Yohan Lainesse signed a multi-fight deal with Cage Fury Fighting Championships and is looking to become a champ.

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UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Kyle Nelson, make their picks for the UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 main card on Jan. 23, 2021.

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UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Josh Kwiatkowski, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny main card on Jan. 20, 2021.

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UFC 258: Gillian Robertson feels she will out-grapple Miranda Maverick

Gillian Robertson discusses her upcoming bout with Miranda Maverick at UFC 258, a busy 2020, and what she hopes will be an even busier 2021.

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UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Tristan Connelly, make their picks for the UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar main card on Jan. 16, 2021.

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Jesse Arnett setting up shop in Abu Dhabi, beginning with UAE Warriors 15

Jesse Arnett will look to secure his first overseas win, and possibly a UFC call, when he meets Elias Boudegzdame at UAE Warriors 15 on Jan. 15, 2021.

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Canadians in Combat – January 2021

Jesse Arnett, Louis Jourdain, Sarah Moras, and Justin Condie are all in action this month and representing Canada in the cage.

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Dustin Joynson views ONE Championship as the perfect fit

Undefeated Canadian heavyweight prospect Dustin Joynson discusses his recent signing with ONE Championship and what it means for his career.

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10 Canadian fighters to keep an eye on in 2021 (PRO EDITION)

Here’s a look at 10 Canadian professional fighters to watch for 2021. Steven Mac Donald, Mateo Vogel, and Melissa Croden are among those on the list.

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For Evan Piercey, MMA has been a fight for life – literally

For Lethbridge’s Evan Piercey, MMA is more than just a hobby or career. It was a life-saving decision he made back in 2015.

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UFC Fight Night 183: Thompson vs. Neal main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker TJ Laramie, make their picks for the UFC Fight Night 183: Thompson vs. Neal main card on Dec. 19, 2020.

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Kingdom MMA keeping on amid COVID-19 pandemic

Despite difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kingdom MMA co-owner Craig Shintani has been doing his best to continue to serve his members.

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Gillian Robertson, Taila Santos had no hesitation in accepting short notice offer to meet at UFC Fight Night 183

Gillian Robertson will look to extend her winning streak when she meets Taila Santos in a short notice matchup at UFC Fight Night 183 on Dec. 19, 2020.

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UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Derek Clarke of FLA, make their picks for the UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno main card on Dec. 12, 2020.

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Fight League Atlantic hopeful for early 2021 return to action

Nova Scotia’s Fight League Atlantic has a plan in place to return to action early in 2021, and anticipate being the first Canadian promotion to return.

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Alex Martinez hopeful for, but not relying on UFC call heading into iKON Fighting Federation 4

Alex Martinez will look to punch his ticket to the UFC when he meets Christopher Ramirez at iKON Fighting Federation 4 in Mexico on Dec. 11.

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UFC on ESPN 19: Hermansson vs Vettori main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Nolan King, make their picks for the UFC on ESPN 19: Hermansson vs Vettori main card on Dec. 5, 2020.

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Canadians in Combat – December 2020

Canadians Anthony Romero, Alex Martinez, Gavin Tucker, Gillian Robertson, Misha Cirkunov, and Aiemann Zahabi are all in action in December.

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Unified MMA president Sunny Sareen happy to gain more exposure for Canadian fighters through UFC Fight Pass deal

Unified MMA president Sunny Sareen discusses his new UFC Fight Pass deal and what the future looks like for the promotion and its fighters.

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Battlefield Fight League president Jay Golshani expects UFC Fight Pass deal to be massive for Canadian athletes

Battlefield Fight League president Jay Golshani discuess his promotion’s signing to the UFC Fight Pass Platform and what it means moving forward.

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Sunny Sareen (Unified MMA), Jay Golshani (Battlefield Fight League) excited for future following UFC Fight Pass deals

Unified MMA and Battlefield Fight League set to lead the way for Canadian MMA following recent UFC Fight Pass deals beginning in 2021.

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Jesse Ronson opens up about USADA suspension

UFC fighter Jesse Ronson sat down with MMA Empire to explain what he thinks caused his 20-month suspension following his win over Nicolas Dalby.

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Anthony Romero still has sights set on UFC heading into LFA 96 bout with Zach Juusola

Anthony Romero will look to continue his push to the UFC when he takes on Zach Juusola at LFA 96 on Dec. 4, 2020 in Park City, KS.

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UFC on ESPN 18: Smith vs Clark main card staff predictions

The MMA Empire team, along with guest picker Mitch Wiles, make their predictions for the UFC on ESPN 18: Smith vs Clark main card on Nov. 28, 2020.

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Malcolm Gordon feeling more at home heading into UFC on ESPN 18 matchup with Su Mudaerji

Malcolm Gordon will look to secure his first UFC win when he takes on Su Mudaerji at UFC on ESPN 18 on Nov. 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Xavier Alaoui being patient with UFC call, focused on UAE Warriors 14 title bout

Xavier Alaoui will look to win the first professional title of his career when he squares off with Jaures Dea at UAE Warriors 14 on Nov. 27, 2020.

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Jeremy Kennedy thrilled to represent Canada, Matt Bessette in a good place heading into Bellator 253

Jeremy Kennedy will make his Bellator MMA debut when he takes on Matt Bessette in a featherweight bout at Bellator 253 in Uncasville, CT on Nov. 19, 2020.

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Christien Savoie, Bassil Hafez viewing CFFC 89 matchup as more than just a title fight

Christien Savoie and Bassil Hafez will each look for the biggest win of their career when they square off for the welterweight title at CFFC 89.

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Claudia Baril looking to keep her record clean at CFFC 88

Claudia Baril will look to stay undefeated in her professional career when she meets Criszaida Adames at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 88.

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Scott Hudson, Tom O’Connor, Ryan Dickson all advance in respective brackets at XFC 43

Canadians Scott Hudson, Tom O’Connor, and Ryan Dickson all advanced in their respective XFC brackets with their victories at XFC 43 on Nov. 11, 2020.

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Michael Hill, Ryan Dickson each confident rematch goes in their favour at XFC 43

It’s an all-Canadian affair as Michael Hill and Ryan Dickson will face off in a rematch at XFC 43 on Nov. 11, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Scott Hudson, D’Juan Owens feel they’re primed for XFC tournament run, starting with XFC 43 bout

Scott Hudson and D’Juan Owens will square off at XFC 43 to determine who advances in the XFC ligthweight tournament on Nov. 11, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Bobby Nash has sights set on welterweight title heading into XFC 43

Bobby Nash will take on Spencer Jebb in the first round of the XFC welterweight tournament at XFC 43 on Nov. 11 in Atlanta. Ga.

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Tom O’Connor, Jose Caceres looking to put it all on the line at XFC 43

Tom O’Connor and Jose Caceres will look to advance in the XFC lightweight tournament when they square off at XFC 43 on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz believes he’s exactly what UFC is looking for heading into DWCS main event

Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz will look to secure a UFC contract when he meets Mario Sousa in the main event of Dana White’s Contender Series on Nov. 10.

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Ty Wilson hoping win over Jose Johnson at SHP 57 leads to Contender Series shot

Ty Wilson is hoping a main event win over Jose Johnson at Strikehard Productions 57 on Nov. 7, 2020 will lead to a Conteder Series appearance.

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Canadians in Combat – November 2020

Tanner Boser, Jeremy Kennedy, Christien Savoie, Scott Hudson, Malcolm Gordon, and Tom O’Connor are among the Canadians in action in a busy November.

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Saeid Mirzaei, Tre’ston Vines enter SHP 57 showdown brimming with confidence

Young prospects Saeid Mirzaei and Tre’ston Vines are full of confidence, and will square off at Strikehard Productions 57 on Nov. 7 in Northport, Ala.

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Tanner Boser all business heading into UFC on ESPN+ 40 co-main event showdown with Andrei Arlovski

Tanner Boser will look for the biggest win of his career when he takes on Andrei Arlovski in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 40 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Terry Lemaire eager to impress in enemy territory at SHP 57

Terry Lemaire heads into enemy territory to take on Travis Hill at Strikehard Productions 57 on Nov. 7, 2020 in Northport, Ala.

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Vanessa Demopoulos seeking solidification, Lupita Godinez grateful for title opportunity at LFA 94

Vanessa Demopoulos is set to defend her title for the first time when she takes on Lupita Godinez in the main event of LFA 94 on Oct. 30, 2020.

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Dustin Joynson looks to build off Contender Series experience when he returns to the cage at CFFC 87

Dana White Contender Series competitor Dustin Joynson returns to the cage at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 87 to take on Carl Seumanutafa.

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Jesse Arnett, Pedro Souza grateful for opportunity at Taura MMA 11

Jesse Arnett and Pedro Souza will both look to make a statement when they square off at Taura MMA 11 on Oct. 30, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL.

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Yohan Lainesse, Lirim Rufati set to shine in CFFC 86 co-main event spotlight

Yohan Lainesse and Lirim Rufati are excited for the opportunity to shine in the co-main event slot at Cage Fury Fighting Championship 86 on Oct. 29, 2020.

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Jared Revel looking to take advantage of big opportunity, taking on Sergio Moraes at Taura MMA 10

Jared Revel will head to Brazil to take on the toughest test of his career on Friday night when he meets long-time UFC veteran Sergio Moraes at Taura MMA 10

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Gillian Robertson gunning for another submission finish, Poliana Botelho prepared for all scenarios at UFC on ESPN+ 38

Gillian Robertson and Poliana Botelho will look to add to their finishing totals when they square off at UFC on ESPN+ 38 on Oct. 17, 2020 on Fight Island.

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Aaron Jeffery, Andre Petroski elated to be in headlining slot for LFA 93

Aaron Jeffery and Andre Petroski are both looking forward to their opportunity to shine in the main event of LFA 93 on Oct. 15, 2020 in Park City, KS.

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Teshay Gouthro, Justin Wetzell excited for bigger stage opportunity at LFA 93

Teshay Gouthro and Justin Wetzell will both look to show off their skills on the LFA stage when they square off at LFA 93 on Oct. 16, 2020.

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Mandel Nallo looks to get back to creative ways, Saad Awad expects experience to shine at Bellator 249

Mandel Nallo and Saad Awad will both look to get back in the win column when they square off at Bellator 249 on Oct. 15, 2020 in Uncasville, CT.

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Todd Stoute details why TKO 47 submission win over Alan Baudot was overturned to loss

Todd Stoute explains the circumstances around his TKO 47 submission win over Alan Baudot being overturned to a loss via disqualification.

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Zack Powell eyeing Contender Series shot with win, Yemi Oduwole just happy to be fighting at SHP 56

Zack Powell will look to stamp his Contender Series ticket when he takes on Yemi Oduwole in the main event of SHP 56 on Oct. 10, 2020 in Northport, Ala.

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KB Bhullar not shocked to receive UFC call to take on Tom Breese at UFC on ESPN+ 37

KB Bhullar wasn’t surprised to receive the UFC call as he’s set to take on Tom Breese at UFC on ESPN+ 37 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai on Oct. 10, 2020.

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Charles Jourdain excited for first look at Fight Island when he takes on Joshua Culibao at UFC on ESPN 16

Charles Jourdain is excited to feel the Fight Island vibes for the first time when he takes on Josh Culibao at UFC on ESPN 16 on Oct. 3, 2020.

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Xavier Alaoui just wants to fight heading into UAE Warriors 13 matchup with Taksim Zabitov

Xavier Alaoui is looking forward to getting back in action as prepares to take on Taksim Zabitov at UAE Warriors 13 on Sept. 25, 2020.

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Ramil Kamilov, Olivier Poisson, Adam Sproule among those victorious at MFL 18

Ramil Kamilov, Olivier Poisson, and Adam Sproule were all impressive in their victories at Montreal Fight League 18 on Sept. 19, 2020.

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Predictions: MFL 18

Gordon Cunningham has his predictions for the 13 MMA bouts taking place on the Montreal Fight League 18 card in Montreal, QC on Sept. 19, 2020.

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Ramil Kamilov, Duncan Henry eager to step in the cage for MFL 18 bout

Ramil Kamilov and Duncan Henry are both eager to return to the cage when they meet at Montreal Fight League 18 on Sept. 19, 2020 in Montreal, QC.

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TJ Laramie, Darrick Minner feel sense of relaxation heading into UFC on ESPN+ 36 matchup

TJ Laramie will make his UFC debut against Darrick Minner in a featherweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 36 on Sept. 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

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James Cardinal-Lauzon, Adam Sproule looking to build off revelations from last fight at MFL 18

James Cardinal-Lauzon and Adam Sproule will face off in an amateur middleweight contest at Montreal Fight League 18 on Sept. 19, 2020.

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Michael Hill, Bobby Lee looking to prove they belong on the big stage in CFFC 85 title bout

Michael Hill and Bobby Lee will meet in the main event of CFFC 85 to determine the new CFFC welterweight champion on Sept. 18, 2020.

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Olivier Poisson hopes to continue working his way towards title shot at MFL 18

Olivier Poisson will look to move to 5-0 and one step closer to an amateur title when he takes on Keith Henhawk at Montreal Fight League 18 on Sept. 19.

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Kyle Nelson believes he has Billy Quarantillo beat everywhere ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 35

Kyle Nelson will look to bring home his second straight UFC win when he takes on Billy Quarantillo Sept. 12, 2020 at UFC on ESPN+ 35

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Cole Smith, Hunter Azure eager for rebound opportunities at UFC on ESPN+ 34

Cole Smith and Hunter Azure will both look to right their ships when they square off Sept. 5, 2020 in a bantamweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 34.

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Anthony Romero, Mike Breeden ready to prove their worth on DWCS after multiple close calls

Anthony Romero and Mike Breeden will look to secure a UFC contract when they square off on Dana White’s Contender Series on Aug. 25 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Josh Hill hopes to make a statement in bantamweight division with Bellator 244 win

Josh Hill will look for his second Bellator win when he takes on Erik Perez on Friday night at Bellator 244 in Uncasville, CT.

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Aaron Jeffery, Bruno Assis hoping SFT 23 main event win leads back to bigger stages

Contender Series alumni Aaron Jeffery and Bruno Assis will square off in a middleweight bout in the main event of SFT 23 on Aug. 13, 2020 in Wynwood, FL.

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Jasmine Jasudavicius, Elise Reed look to capitalize on title fight opportunity at CFFC 83

Jasmine Jasudavicius and Elise Reed will battle for the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championships strawweight title at CFFC 83 on Aug. 13, 2020.

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James Mancini, Santo Curatolo equally confident heading into flyweight title bout at CFFC 82

James Mancini and Santo Curatolo will battle for the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championships flyweight title in the main event of CFFC 82 on Aug. 12, 2020.

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Yohan Lainesse, Connor Dixon eager to step in the cage at CFFC 82

Yohan Lainesse and Connor Dixon will both look to remain undefeated when they square off at CFFC 82 on Aug. 12, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Gordon Cunningham, Tommy Morrisson, Liam Gallagher take home titles at MFL 17

Gordon Cunningham, Tommy Morrisson, and Liam Gallagher all became new MFL champions at Montreal Fight League 17 on Aug. 8, 2020.

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TJ Laramie, Daniel Swain confident they fit Contender Series criteria ahead of Week Two matchup

TJ Laramie and Daniel Swain will go to war in a featherweight bout on Aug. 11 on Week Two of Season Four of DWCS in Las Vegas, NV.

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Predictions: MFL 17

Tylor Freeman has his predictions for the 15 MMA bouts taking place on the Montreal Fight League 17 card in Montreal, QC on Aug. 8, 2020.

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New-look Louis-Philippe Caron will defend title against a confident Gordon Cunningham at MFL 17

Louis-Philippe Caron will defend is MFL light heavyweight title for the first time at Montreal Fight League 17 on Aug. 8 against Gordon Cunningham.

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Zachary Baldwin hoping successful title defence at MFL 17 vaults him to the top

Zachary Baldwin will look to defend his MFL flyweight title for the first time on Aug. 8 when he meets Tommy Morrisson at MFL 17 in Montreal, QC.

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Tariq Ismail, Bernardo Sopai seeking to make statement with Brave CF 38 victory

Tariq Ismail will look to remain undefeated when he meets Bernardo Sopai in a bantamweight contest at Brave CF 38 on Aug. 8.

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Liam Gallagher, Patrick Arseneau excited for first amateur title opportunity at MFL 17

Liam Gallagher and Patrick Arseneau will both look to win their first title when they square off on Aug. 8 at Montreal Fight League 17.

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Tanner Boser, Jesse Ronson finish strong for Canada at UFC Fight Island 3

Tanner Boser and Jesse Ronson took care of business on Saturday night at UFC Fight Island 3, both leaving with victories before the final bell.

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Todd Stoute, Amilcar Alves looking to turn the tide in Brave CF 36 main event

Canada’s number five-ranked light heavyweight takes on Amilcar Alves in Bucharest, Romania on July 27. The fight will be the main event of Brave CF 36.

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Jesse Ronson set for long overdue second UFC stint on Fight Island

Jesse Ronson is set to begin his second stint with the UFC Saturday night when he takes on Nicolas Dalby at UFC Fight Island 3 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Jordan Mein excited for debut, Jason Jackson looking to make a statement at Bellator 242

UFC-veteran Jordan Mein will make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 242 when he takes on Jason Jackson Friday night in Uncasville, CT.

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Tanner Boser excited for unexpected Fight Island opportunity against Raphael Pessoa

Tanner Boser is set to step in on less than two weeks notice to take on Raphael Pessoa at UFC Fight Island 3 on July 25, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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MFL competition returns Aug. 8 after 28-week hiatus

Montreal Fight League 17 will take place on Aug. 8. Fighters, Zachary Baldwin and Gordon Cunningham, and MFL president Maz Mas share their preparation for the event.

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Malcolm Gordon, Amir Albazi thrilled to make UFC debuts on Fight Island

Malcolm Gordon and Amir Albazi will make their respective UFC debuts opposite each other on July 18 when they meet in flyweight action at UFC Fight Island 2.

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Mali-born Adam Sako holds special bond with art element of MMA

Adam Sako takes pride in his ability to excel in the art aspect of martial arts, and looks to use his MMA career to influence youth back home in Mali.

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Boser expecting well-rounded test from Lins at UFC Vegas 4

Tanner Boser will look to get back in the win column when he meets Philipe Lins in heavyweight action at UFC Vegas 4 on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Nelson, Woodson full of confidence entering matchup at UFC Vegas 4

Kyle Nelson and Sean Woodson will both look to build on their recent success when they square off at UFC Vegas 4 on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Rigorous Rounds: Volume Four

Randy Mahon, Lee Gaudet, Alex Beaule, Pat Pytlik, and Indroop Virk all reveal the toughest fights of their careers so far.

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Gordon Cunningham’s drive to succeed is more than just winning

Gordon Cunningham’s rise in MMA came fast and furious, and was fuelled by more than just winning and making it to the top.

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Rigorous Rounds: Volume Three

Jared Kilkenny, Shawn Wallace, Samson Bieri, Ali Wasuk and Chris Lee Byrne all reveal the toughest fights of their careers so far.

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Next fight for Dee Logue could be deciding factor on uncertain MMA future

The once very clear and promising future for Dee Logue in MMA has become uncertain, and may decided following the result of his fight.

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LISTEN: Isaiah Metituk and Peter Janssen continue war of words

Isaiah Metituk and Peter Janssen continue there social media banter, setting the stage for a fight in the near future as they look to make their pro debuts.

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Alex Morgan feeling blessed to be living a dream lifestyle

Alex Morgan is one of Canada’s most promising featherweight prospects, and he’s currently living a life he feels blessed to live.

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LISTEN: Checking in with UFC bantamweight Cole Smith

UFC bantamweight Cole Smith discusses the status of his next fight, training during COVID-19, and the upcoming UFC 249 event.

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Xavier Nash noticing momentous growth since move to Xtreme Couture

After making the move to Xtreme Couture in Etobicoke, Xavier Nash’s game has improved leaps and bounds, along with his career path.

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Vacant titles finding owners: BFL 2020 predictions

Predictions for who may claim the vacant professional and amateur BFL titles in 2020. Ali Wasuk and Ivan Hryshchuk are among those on the list.

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Garcia hopes to use MMA career to help people that need it most

Halifax’s Zach Garcia knows exactly where he wants his young MMA career to take him, and he has all the tools and knowledge to achieve it.

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Vacant titles finding owners: XFFC 2020 predictions

Predictions for who may claim the vacant amateur flyweight, middleweight and heavyweight titles for XFFC in 2020.

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Vacant titles finding owners: Unified MMA 2020 predictions

Predictions for who may claim the vacant flyweight, lightweight and super welterweight titles for Unified MMA in 2020.

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Pajda trusting competitiveness, hard work, dedication lead to success

Patrick Pajda is looking to build his MMA career to the top of the game through a competitive nature, hard work, and dedication.

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Vacant titles finding owners: Havoc FC 2020 predictions

Predictions for who may claim the vacant featherweight, middleweight and light heavyweight titles for Havoc FC in 2020.

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Rigorous Rounds: Volume Two

Tom Theocharis, Scott Hudson, Mark Mosure, Marlan Hall and James Clarke all reveal the toughest fights of their careers so far.

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Fighter reactions to Unified MMA 40 postponing

Several of the fighters that were set to compete on the Unified MMA 40 card give their thoughts and reactions to the event being postponed due to COVID-19.

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Larsen Looks to Cement Champ Status, Wells Seeks Redemption at Unified MMA 40

Chrisitan Larsen will put his heavyweight title on the line on March 14, 2020 against the visiting Grayson Wells at Unified MMA 40 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Park, Berry Look to Add to Legacies in Unified MMA 40 Title Bout

Graham Park will defend is light heavyweight title for the first time on March 14, 2020 when he welcomes challenger Neil Berry into the cage at Unified MMA 40.

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Shintani, Campbell Believe a Win at Unified 40 Will Open Bigger Doors

Craig Shintani and Cole Campbell will look to build their future prospects when they square off at Unified MMA 40 on March 14, 2020 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Rigorous Rounds: Volume One

Jamie Siraj, KB Bhullar, Josh Kwiatkowski, Gwyn Berry and Isaiah Metituk all reveal the toughst fights of their careers so far.

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McCumber’s Work at Zuma Has Him More Than Ready For AMA 36 Title Bout

Russ McCumber will look to claim his first amateur title when he meets Ian Stuart in the main event of AMA 36 on Feb. 21, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Predictions: BFL 65

Nicolas Ouellet has his predictions for the 13 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 65 card in Vancouver, B.C. on Feb. 8, 2020.

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Kajic, Leblanc Have Sights Set on Bigger Stages With Win at BFL 65

Dejan Kajic will defend his 175-pound title once again when he meets Julien Leblanc at Battlefield Fight League 65 on Feb. 8, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Wallace, Rohovich Set to Close Out FLA 1 With a Bang

Shawn Wallace will welcome Ryan Rohovich into the cage for the main event of Fight League Atlantic 1 on Feb. 8, 2020 in Truro, NS.

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Revel Looks to Maintain BFL Middleweight Supremacy at BFL 65

Jared Revel will look to make it five in a row with another successful title defence at Battlefield Fight League 65 where he will face Drayton Angus.

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Arnett Looks to Rebound, MacDougall Hopes to Keep Rolling at FLA 1

Jesse Arnett will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Adam MacDougall at Fight League Atlantic 1 in Truro, NS on Feb. 8, 2020.

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Estremadura Envisions Quick Finish, Lattimer Eager For Five-Round War at BFL 65

Achilles Estremadura will look to defend his title once again when he battles veteran Kerry Lattimer at Battlefield Fight League 65 in Vancouver, B.C.

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Horth Wessels Hopes Title Win at BFL 65 Opens The Door to The Next Level

Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels will look to continue her push to the big stage when she takes on Jade Masson-Wong for the flyweight title at BFL 65 on Feb. 8, 2020.

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Gill Rebounds, Kellar Remains Undefeated, Sitthikoun New Champ at Mamba Fight Night 8

Gagan Gill, Keanan Kellar, and Shawn Sitthikoun were among those victorious at Mamba Fight Night 8 in Burnaby, B.C. on Jan. 31, 2020.

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Predictions: Mamba Fight Night 8

Josh Kwiatkowski has his predictions for the six MMA bouts taking place on the Mamba Fight Night 8 card in Burnaby, B.C. on Jan. 31, 2020.

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Gorsegner Has Must-Win Mindset Entering Main Event Bout at Mamba Fight Night 8

Grant Gorsegner heads into enemy territory to take on Gagan Gill in the main event of Mamba Fight Night 8 on Jan. 31, 2020 in Burnaby, B.C.

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Kellar, James Jr. Set For Elite Matchup Early in Careers at Mamba Fight Night 8

Rising young prospects Keanan Kellar and Johnny James Jr. will square off at Mamba Fight Night 8 in Burnaby, B.C. on Jan. 31, 2020.

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Sitthikoun, Westbrook Both Prepared to go The Distance in First Title Fights at Mamba Fight Night 8

Shawn Sitthikoun and Joe Westbrook are set to clash for the amateur welterweight title on Jan. 31, 2020 at Mamba Fight Night 8 in Burnaby, B.C.

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Curtis Defends Title, Neufeld Wows Home Crowd Again, Croden Remains Undefeated at Fight Night 12

Chris Curtis, Lucas Neufeld and Melissa Croden were among those that left Lethbridge with wins at Fight Night 12 on Saturday night.

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Fight Night 12 Predictions

Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout. For Fight Night 12, Isaiah Metituk has stepped in to provide his predictions and analysis for the seven MMA bouts on the card. Metituk concluded his amateur career with a 6-4 record, […]

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Curtis Looking to Rebound, Smith Jr. Surging Entering Title Bout at Fight Night 12

Chris Curtis will defend his welterweight title for the first time when he meets Darren Smith Jr. at Fight Night 12 on Jan. 25, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Neufeld, Bentley Enter Fight Night 12 Matchup With Fresh Mentality

Lucas Neufeld returns to action to take on Cleveland Bentley in a featherweight bout at Fight Night 12 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Jan. 25, 2020.

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Croden With no Shortage of Respect For Short Notice Replacement Schroder at Fight Night 12

Melissa Croden will look to go 2-0 in her professional career when she meets Elizabeth Schroder at Fight Night 12 on Jan. 25, 2020 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Wasuk Chose Disciplined Path at Young Age to Shape Promising MMA Career

Growing up in Russia and Germany before moving to Canada, Ali Wasuk has been surrounded my martial arts his entire life, and faced many impactful decisions.

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10 Western Canadian Fighters to Keep an Eye on in 2020

A look at 10 fighters in Western Canada to watch closely in 2020. Josh Kwiatkowski, Lucas Neufeld and Radley Da Silva are among those on the list.

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Boser Prepared For Tightly-Contested Battle With Gane at UFC Busan

Tanner Boser will square off with fast-rising heavyweight prospect Ciryl Gane on Dec. 21 at UFC Busan in Busan, South Korea.

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Mosure Gets Revenge, Deneve Adds Another Quick Knockout at Prestige FC 12

Mark Mosure became the new amateur welterweight champion while Thomas Deneve added another quick knockout to his resume at Prestige FC 12 on Dec. 6, 2019.

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Campbell Dominant, Boyle and Ali Back to Form at Unified MMA 39

Shane Campbell, Derek Boyle, and Noah Ali were among the big winners at Unified MMA 39 on Dec. 6, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Predictions: Prestige FC 12

Jay Whitford has his predictions for the five MMA bouts taking place on the Prestige FC 12 card in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Dec. 6, 2019.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 39

Josh Kwiatkowski has his predictions for the nine MMA bouts taking place on the Unified MMA 39 card in Edmonton, Alta. on Dec. 6, 2019.

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Kovalchuk Looks to Defend, Mosure Seeks Redemption at Prestige FC 12

Dan Kovalchuk will defend his amateur welterweight title for the first time in a rematch with Mark Mosure at Prestige FC 12 in Fort McMurray, Alta.

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Campbell, Pickney Set to Deliver in Familiar Main Event Slot at Unified MMA 39

Shane Campbell and Dawond Pickney are set to square off in a 165-pound catchweight bout in the main event of Unified MMA 39 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Deneve Aims to Stay Undefeated, Garcia Looks to Keep Things Rolling at Prestige FC 12

Thomas Deneve will look to stay undefeated when he welcomes David Garcia into his hometown cage at Prestige FC 12 on Dec. 6, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alta.

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Hay, Ali Prepped For Matchup They Both Were Seeking at Unified MMA 39

Michael Hay and Noah Ali will finally meet in the cage for a bantamweight clash at Unified MMA 39 Dec. 6, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Anheliger Defends, Da Silva and Ouellet Become New Champs at Rise FC 5

Chad Anheliger successfully defended his bantamweight title, while Radley Da Silva and Raphael Ouellet took home their first titles at Rise FC 5.

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Boldt Battles Hard For Decision Win, Byrne and Palomeque Dominant at Modern FC 4

Jesse Boldt, Chris Lee Byrne and Rafael Palomeque were among those securing wins at Modern FC 4 in Saskatoon, SK on Nov. 29, 2019.

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Predictions: Rise FC 5

Blake Sigvaldason has his predictions for the nine MMA bouts taking place on the Rise FC 5 card in Chilliwack, B.C. on Nov. 30, 2019.

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Anheliger Set to Defend Title Against Hiestand in Veteran Versus Up-And-Comer Matchup at Rise FC 5

Chad Anheliger will defend his title for the first time against the undefeated Brady Hiestand at Rise FC 5 in Chilliwack, B.C. on Nov. 30, 2019.

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Predictions: Modern FC 4

Randy Mahon has his predictions for the six MMA bouts taking place on the Modern FC 4 card in Saskatoon, SK on Nov. 29, 2019.

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Boldt Confident For Hometown Showdown, Gervais Coming in Refreshed at Modern FC 4

Jesse Boldt will look to defend home turf once again when he welcomes Travis Gervais into the ring at Modern FC 4 on Nov. 29, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

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Marlow, Ouellet Set to Conclude Amateur Trilogy at Rise FC 5

Damon Marlow and Raphael Ouellet will settle the score at Rise FC 5 in a trilogy bout with the amateur lightweight title on the line on Nov. 30, 2019.

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Juricic, Byrne Both Expect Quick Stoppage at Modern FC 4

Dan Juricic and Chris Lee Byrne will square off in a 215-pound catchweight contest at Modern FC 4 in Saskatoon, SK on Nov. 29, 2019.

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Wells Victorious in Trilogy Bout, Shintani, Piercey New Champs at Havoc FC 14

Grayson Wells, Craig Shintani, and Evan Piercey were among the big winners at Havoc FC 14 on Nov. 22, 2019 in Red Deer, Alta.

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Neis, Wells Highly-Motivated Ahead of Trilogy Fight at Havoc FC 14

Devon Neis and Grayson Wells will settle the score in a trilogy fight Friday night in the main event of Havoc FC 14 in Red Deer, Alta.

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Shintani, Gower Both Seek Champ-Champ Status in Lightweight Title Bout at Havoc FC 14

Craig Shintani and Corey Gower will both look to add another belt to their collections when they meet at Havoc FC 14 in Red Deer, Alta. on Nov. 22, 2019.

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Piercey, Parsons Both Look to Opposite Gameplans to Bring Home Title at Havoc FC 14

Evan Piercey and Mike Parsons will both look to earn their first amateur titles when they square off at Havoc FC 14 on Nov. 22, 2019 in Red Deer, Alta.

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Machado Claims First Title, Virk Becomes Triple Champ at BFL 64

Caio Machado and Indroop Virk were among the champions crowned at Battlefield Fight League 64 on Nov. 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Predictions: BFL 64

Tylor Nicholson has his predictions for the 12 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 64 card in Coquitlam, B.C. on Nov. 16, 2019.

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Doege, Machado Hope Title Win at BFL 64 Will Be Launching Pad For Careers

Justin Doege and Caio Machado will do battle for the Battlefield Fight League heavyweight title at BFL 64 on Nov. 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Lauzon Looks to Take the Next Step With Championship Opportunity at BFL 64

Phil Lauzon will look to capture his first career amateur title when he takes on Mike Bracket at Battlefield Fight League 64 on Nov. 16, 2019 in Coquitlam.

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Virk Seeks Third Title, Strazzella in Search of First at BFL 64

Indroop Virk will look for this third career title when he meets Mitch Strazzella, who’s in search of his first belt at Battlefield Fight League 64.

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Ouellet, Higginbottom Both Expecting Quick Finish in BFL 64 Title Bout

Nicolas Ouellet is set to defend his amateur lightweight title against Kolton Higginbottom at Battlefield Fight League 64 on Nov. 16, 2019 in Coquitlam.

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El-Hefnawy, Yalcin Well Aware of Each Other’s Strengths Ahead of Title Bout at BFL 64

Youngsters Mani El-Hefnawy and Oguzhan Yalcin will clash for the BFL amateur featherweight title at Battlefield Fight League 64 on Nov. 16, 2019.

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Demarce Looking to Rekindle Aggressive Roots in Main Event Bout at Teofista: Fight For The Troops

Curtis Demarce will go to war in his hometown for the first time when he meets Darren Smith Jr. at Teofista: Fight For The Troops on Nov. 9, 2019.

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Ksiazkiewicz Looks to Regain Attention of Bigger Promotions at Teofista: Fight For The Troops

Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz is set to battle Guilherme Miranda in a middleweight contest at Teofista: Fight For The Troops on Nov. 9, 2019 in Brandon, MB.

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Gibson Jr., Jones Look to Show They Belong in Big Leagues at Bellator 232

Lance Gibson Jr. and Dominic Jones are set to make their respective Bellator debuts when they clash Oct. 26, 2019 at Bellator 232.

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Berry, Tamaki Secure Hometown Titles, Mac Donald Dominant at Rumble in the Cage 62

Neil Berry and Tim Tamaki both locked down titles in their hometown, while Steve Mac Donald made quick work of his opponent at Rumble in the Cage 62.

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Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 62

Colton Boxell has his predictions for the 12 MMA bouts taking place on the Rumble in the Cage 62 card in Lethbridge, Alta. on Oct. 19, 2019.

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Berry, Tokarchuk Possess Different Mindsets Heading Into Title Bout at Rumble in the Cage 62

Neil Berry and Anton Tokarchuk will square off for the light heavyweight title when they meet at Rumble in the Cage 62 on Oct. 19, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Tamaki, Day Seek First Belts of Careers in Featherweight Title Bout at Rumble in the Cage 62

Tim Tamaki and Chris Day will square off in search of their first career belts when they meet at Rumble in the Cage 62 on Oct. 19, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Odorski, Kitchen Both Expecting a Finish When They Meet at Rumble in the Cage 62

Joel Odorski will welcome Josh Kitchen into his hometown cage for a middleweight contest at Rumble in the Cage 62 on Oct. 19, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Boser Makes UFC Debut Against Spitz Who Looks to Rebound at UFC Boston

Tanner Boser makes his UFC debut against Daniel Spitz on Oct. 18, 2019 at UFC Boston in what both believe is a well-rounded matchup.

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Kennedy Has Redemption on Mind Heading Into PFL Quarterfinal Bout With Laurentino

Jeremy Kennedy will look for redemption when he takes on Luis Rafael Laurentino in the quarterfinals of the 2019 PFL playoffs on Oct. 17, 2019.

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Fernandes Seeking Knockout Finish to End Belingon Series at ONE: Century

Bibiano Fernandes will look to defend his ONE Championship bantamweight title when he meets Kevin Belingon for the fourth time at ONE: Century Part II.

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Campbell Adds Another Strap, Puric Takes Narrow Decision, Hill Dominant at Fight Night 11

Z-Promotions Fight Night 11 took place Sept. 28, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta. and saw Shane Campbell, Denis Puric, and Josh Hill among the winners.

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Bhullar, Park, Larsen Become New Champs at Unified MMA 38

KB Bhullar put himself on the UFC radar, while Graham Park and Christian Larsen completed the Shaved Bears sweep of titles at Unified MMA 38.

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Predictions: Fight Night 11

Samson Bieri has his predictions for the seven MMA bouts taking place on the Z-Promotions Fight Night 11 card in Lethbridge, Alta. on Sept. 28, 2019.

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Ware Looking to Re-Establish, Puric Aims For First Belt at Fight Night 11

UFC-veteran Terrion Ware will look to get back on track in a bantamweight title bout with Denis Puric at Fight Night 11 on Sept. 28, 2019 in Lethbridge.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 38

Jesse Bull has his predictions for the 12 MMA bouts taking place on the Unified MMA 38 card in Edmonton, Alta. on Sept. 27, 2019.

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Jordan, Campbell Take Aim at Fight Night Lightweight Championship

David Jordan and Shane Campbell will meet in an elite lightweight title matchup on Sept. 28, 2019 at Fight Night 11 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Bhullar, Dwyer Set For Elite Middleweight Title Matchup at Unified 38

KB Bhullar and Matt Dwyer are set to meet in one of the most anticipated matchups on the year at Unified 38 on Sept. 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Neufeld Eyeing Title Shot With Win at Fight Night 11

Lucas Neufeld will look to show he’s ready for a title shot when he takes on Jose Johnson at Fight Night 11 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Sept. 28, 2019.

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Park, Doll Battle For Light Heavyweight Crown at Unified 38

Graham Park and Sheldon Doll will square off Sept. 27, 2019 for the vacant Unified MMA light heavyweight title at Unified 38 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Larsen, Kilkenny Prepare to Lay Claim to Vacant Heavyweight Strap at Unified 38

Christian Larsen and Jared Kilkenny will square off for the vacant Unified MMA heavyweight title at Unified MMA 38 on Sept. 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Kajic, Estremadura, Platon, Berry Leave BFL 63 as Champions

Dejan Kajic, Achilles Estremadura, Gio Platon, and Gwyn Berry all left Battlefield Fight League 63 as champions on Sept. 21, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Predictions: BFL 63

Nicolas Ouellet has his predictions for the 12 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 63 card in Coquitlam, B.C. on Sept. 21, 2019.

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Berry, Angel Eager to Show Out in Rematch For Title at BFL 63

Gwyn Berry and Dakota Angel will run it back at Sept. 21, 2019 at Battlefield Fight League 63 with the amateur featherweight title on the line.

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Platon, Morris Expect High-Level Matchup When They Meet at BFL 63

Gio Platon will welcome Donavin Morris into his hometown cage to defend his bantamweight title at Battlefield Fight League 63 on Saturday night.

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Smith Living a Dream Taking on Johns in Home Province at UFC Vancouver

Cole Smith will look to stay undefeated in front of his hometown crowd when he welcomes Miles Johns to the UFC at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver.

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LISTEN: Connelly Thrilled For UFC Debut in Hometown at UFC Vancouver

Tristan Connelly will make his long-awaited UFC debut on short notice against Michel Pereira on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN+ 16: Vancouver.

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Katona Set to Welcome Azure to The Big Show at UFC Vancouver

Brad Katona will welcome UFC-newcomer Hunter Azure into the octagon for a bantamweight clash at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday night.

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Schellenberg, Cabrejos, Khattak Leave XFC 11 as Champs

Dylan Schellenberg, Jordan Cabrejos, and Usman Khattak all made the most of MMA’s return to Vernon at Extreme Fighting Challenge 11.

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Ash, Todorovic Believe Their Styles Fit Contender Series Demands

Teddy Ash and Dusko Todorovic will look to show they’re ready for the UFC when they clash Aug. 27 on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.

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Joynson Calm and Prepared Ahead of Contender Series Bout

Dustin Joynson looks to take home a UFC contract Tuesday night against Ben Sosoli on Season 3 Episode 10 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

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Predictions: XFC 11

Mitch Wiles has his predictions for the 14 bouts taking place on the Extreme Fighting Challenge: XFC 11 card in Vernon, B.C. on Aug. 24 2019.

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Pope Defends Home Turf Against Schellenberg With Belt on The Line at XFC 11

Kenny Pope looks to put on a show for his hometown in the main event of XFC 11, taking on Dylan Schellenberg for the amateur welterweight title in Vernon, B.C.

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Cabrejos, Grieve Set to Clash For Amateur Middleweight Strap at XFC 11

Jordan Cabrejos will look to defend his home turf in a bout with Will Grieve for the middleweight title at XFC 11 on Aug. 24, 2019 in Vernon, B.C.

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Courtoreille Returns to Take on Khattak For Featherweight Gold at XFC 11

Solomon Courtoreille returns to the cage to battle Usman Khattak for the Extreme Fighting Challenge amateur featherweight title at XFC 11 in Vernon, B.C.

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Ouellet Brothers Turning Heads in Powell River

Nicolas and Raphael Ouellet are starting to become household names in small, but ever-growing MMA scene in Powell River, B.C.

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Godinez Just Wants to Fight

After jumping out to a 2-0 start in her professional career, Lupita Godinez is looking for someone to take the cage opposite her.

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Connelly, Mirzaei New Champs, Siraj Knocking on UFC Door After Rise FC 4

Tristan Connelly, Saeid Mirzaei and Jamie Siraj all left Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C. with huge victories on July 27, 2019.

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Predictions: Rise FC 4

Craig Maclean has his predictions for the seven bouts taking place on the Rise Fighting Championship 4 card in Victoria, B.C. on July 27, 2019.

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Connelly, Owens Excited For Opportunity For Lightweight Gold at Rise FC 4

Tristan Connelly will look to move one step closer to the UFC when he takes on D’Juan Owens for the lightweight title at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C.

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Mirzaei, Cury Share Mutual Respect Ahead of Welterweight Title Bout at Rise FC 4

Saeid Mirzaei will look to stay undefeated as a pro when he battles Nicolae Cury for the Rise FC welterweight title at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C.

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Siraj, Sigvaldason Expect Victory at Rise FC 4 to Have Big Implications on Future

Jamie Siraj believes he belongs in the UFC, and he’s ready to show it once again. Vancouver’s Siraj (7-2) will battle Kelowna’s Blake Sigvaldason (3-1) in a number one contender bout in the bantamweight division at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C. on Saturday night. While Siraj, 25, does believe a win over Sigvaldason will […]

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Boser, Lemos Set For UFC Debuts Opposite One Another at UFC 240

Tanner Boser and Giacomo Lemos are set to make their respective UFC debuts against one another at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

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Josh Kwiatkowski destined for career in MMA before it began

Although he never started training in combat sports until he was 16, Josh Kwiatkowski had the fighting spirit from a young age.

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LISTEN: Rise FC 4 Preview

MMA Empire chats with Rise FC matchmaker Darcy McBride about each matchup on the upcoming Rise FC 4 card in Victoria, B.C. on July 27, 2019.

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Giroux, Yalçin Thrilled For Main Event Slot at BFL 62

Jason Giroux and Oguzhan Yalçin will square off in the main event of Battlefield Fight League 62 on July 6, 2019 in Richmond, B.C.

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Mirzaiy, Lauzon Look to Keep Momentum Rolling at BFL 62

Navid Mirzaiy and Phil Lauzon will look to keep their respective win streaks alive when they clash at Battlefield Fight League 62 on July 6, 2019.

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LISTEN: Boser Thrilled to Make UFC Debut in Edmonton

Tanner Boser will make his UFC debut in his hometown of Edmonton, Alta. on July 27 at UFC 240 and will be taking on Giacomo Lemos.

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Knoepfli, Stevens, Kamilov Crowned XFFC Champions at XFFC 22

Justin Knoepfli, Eric Stevens and Ramil Kamilov were all crowned Xcessive Force FC champions at XFFC 22 on Saturday night in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Predictions: XFFC 22

Lorenzo Celis has his predictions for the eight bouts taking place on the Xcessive Force FC 22 card in Grande Prairie, Alta. on June 15, 2019.

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Knoepfli, Grey Rematch Takes Centre Stage at XFFC 22

Justin Knoepfli and Justin Grey will meet for the second time at Xcessive Force FC 22 with the amateur bantamweight title on the line in Grande Prairie.

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Noseworthy, Stevens Set to Battle for Vacant Amateur Light Heavyweight Strap at XFFC 22

Jordan Noseworthy will look for redemption in his second straight title fight when he takes on Eric Stevens at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Atmeh Set to Defend Title Against Parsons at XFFC 22

Albaraa Atmeh will look to defend his amateur featherweight title for the first time against Mike Parsons at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Kovalchuk Aims For Second Straight Title Against Kamilov at XFFC 22

Dan Kovalchuk will look to claim his second straight title in a second promotion when he takes on Ramil Kamilov at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie.

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Boldt Impressive in Return, Celis Triumphs in Pro Debut at Modern FC 3

Jesse Boldt and Lorenzo Celis were among the big winners at Modern Fighting Championship 3 in Saskatoon, SK on June 7, 2019.

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Predictions: Modern FC 3

Chad Anheliger has his predictions for the five MMA bouts taking place on the Modern Fighting Championship 3 card in Saskatoon, SK on June 7, 2019.

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Boldt Motivated For Hometown Main Event With Mahon at Modern FC 3

Jesse Boldt will step back in the ring for the first time since 2015 to take on Randy Mahon in the main event of Modern Fighting Championship 3.

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Mirzaei Expecting Dominant Performance at Modern FC 3

Saeid Mirzaei is confident heading into his bout with veteran Jose Rodriguez at Modern FC 3 on June 7, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

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Kwiatkowski Relishing Opportunity to Play Spoiler at Modern FC 3

Josh Kwiatkowski heads into enemy territory to take on Blair Oster in a lightweight bout at Modern FC 3 June 7, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

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Revel Grinds Out Decision, Kajic and Ouellet Dominant at BFL 61

Jared Revel, Dejan Kajic, and Nicolas Ouellet were among the winners at Battlefield Fight League 61, which took place June 1, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Predictions: BFL 61

Isaiah Metituk has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 60 card in Coquitlam, B.C. on June 1, 2019.

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Revel Continues Push to Big Show in Title Defence Against Hart at BFL 61

Jared Revel will look to defend his Battlefield Fight League middleweight title on June 1 against UFC-vet Collin Hart at BFL 61 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Kajic Eyes Double Champ Status Against McConico at BFL 61

Dejan Kajic will look to become a two-weight champion when he takes on Eric McConico Jr. at Battlefield Fight League 61 on June 1, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Fernandez, Ouellet Square Off For Vacant Lightweight Amateur Title at BFL 61

Manny Fernandez will square off with Nicolas Ouellet to determine the new owner of the BFL amateur lightweight title at Battlefield Fight League 61.

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Boser, Ash Defend Titles, Anderson With Statement Win at Unified MMA 37

Tanner Boser and Teddy Ash both successfully defend their respective titles at Unified MMA 37, while Neal Anderson scored the biggest win of his career.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 37

Ramil Kamilov has his predictions for the 10 bouts taking place on the Unified MMA 37 card in Enoch, Alta on May 24, 2019.

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Boser Makes Return to Unified MMA Cage to Defend Title Against Kilkenny

Tanner Boser will defend his Unified MMA heavyweight title for the first time in over two years against Jared Kilkenny on May 24, 2019 at Unified MMA 37.

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Ash Back to Defend Light Heavyweight Title Against Berry at Unified MMA 37

Teddy Ash is moving back up to defend his Unified MMA light heavyweight title against Neil Berry at Unified MMA 37 on May 24, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

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Shintani, Anderson Set For Elite-Level Matchup at Unified MMA 37

Craig Shintani and Neal Anderson are set to square off in a pivotal 150-pound catchweight bout at Unified MMA 37 on May 24, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

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Western Canada’s UFC Watch: Volume One

A look at Western Canada’s top 10 candidates to earn their shot in the UFC, plus 10 more who are a couple wins away from the big show.

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Connelly, Juusola Set for Co-Main Event Battle at Final Fight Championship 36

Tristan Connelly steps up on 11 days notice to take on Zach Juusola in the co-main event of FFC 36 in Las Vegas, NV on May 9, 2019.

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LISTEN: Showdown Fight Series Debuting in the Fall

Unified MMA and Xcessive Force Fighting Championship have joined forces to form a new promotion called Showdown Fight Series.

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Bhullar, Adams Confident Heading into Heavyweight Bout at UFC Ottawa

Arjan Bhullar is set to square off against undefeated Juan Adams in a heavyweight bout at UFC Ottawa on Saturday night in Ottawa, Ont.

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Smith Approaching UFC Debut Like Any Other Fight

Cole Smith is set to make his UFC debut Saturday night at UFC Ottawa against long-time UFC-veteran Mitch Gagnon in the bantamweight division.

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Will Anyone Fight Horth Wessels?

Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels is one of Canada’s top female prospects, but is having trouble finding an opponent willing to share the cage.

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Klute Preparing For His Dreams to Become Reality

Through hard work, toughness, grit, and determination, Matt Klute will finally get to live his dream at Unified MMA 37 next month.

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LISTEN: Smith Ready to Shine in UFC

Undefeated bantamweight Cole Smith will make his UFC debut May 4 in Ottawa, Ont. against fellow Canadian Mitch Gagnon.

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Owens Victorious, Anheliger Double Champ, Siraj Dominant at Rise FC 3

Rise FC 3 took place April 13, 2019 in Chilliwack, B.C. and saw D’Juan Owens, Chad Anheliger, and Jamie Siraj all emerge victorious.

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Bongfeldt, Cronkite, Grande Among Big Winners at Rumble in the Cage 61

Jesse Bongfeldt, Colton Cronkite, Jett Grande and Joel Odorski were among the biggest winners at Rumble in the Cage 61 on April 12, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Predictions: Rise FC 3

Josh Mackenzie has his predictions for the nine MMA bouts on the Rise FC 3 card April 13, 2019 in Chilliwack, B.C., including Sabah Fadai vs D’Juan Owens.

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Kamilov, Mavridis, Anctil Secure Spots in Finals After Day Two of Nationals

Ramil Kamilov, Andrew Mavridis and Aaron Anctil all locked up spots in their respective gold medal matches following day two action of 2019 Nationals.

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Fadai Motivated for Comeback Fight With Owens at Rise FC 3

Sabah Fadai makes his much-anticipated return to action again the tough D’Juan Owens at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack, B.C. on April 13, 2019.

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Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 61

David Garcia has his predictions for the five professional bouts taking place on the Rumble in the Cage 61 card in Lethbridge, Alta on April 12, 2019.

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Grande, Mosure, Virk, Marchand Among Those Securing Gold Medal Match Slots

Jett Grande, Mark Mosure, Indroop Virk, and Rylie Marchand were among those earning their spots in the gold medal matches.

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Maclean, Anheliger Clash in Champ Versus Champ Bout at Rise FC 3

Craig Maclean will look to defend his bantamweight title for the first time against current flyweight champion Chad Anheliger at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack.

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Doll, Lee Square Off for Light Heavyweight Gold at Rumble in the Cage 61

Sheldon Doll will square off with Kris Lee to determine the new light heavyweight champion at Rumble in the Cage 61 in Lethbridge, Alta. on April 12, 2019.

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UFC-Vet Bongfeldt Re-Emerges to Take on Brakefield at Rumble in the Cage 61

UFC-vet Jesse Bongfeldt makes his much-anticipated return to the cage to take on Micah Brakefield at Rumble in the Cage 61 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Siraj Back at Home For Bantamweight Showdown With Sagman at Rise FC 3

Jamie Siraj is back fighting on home turf when he welcomes Gabe Sagman into the cage for a bantamweight bout at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack, B.C.

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Odorski, Saunders Set for Welterweight Showdown at Rumble in the Cage 61

Joel Odorski will look to remain undefeated in his MMA career when welcomes Montana’s Gage Saunders into his hometown cage at Rumble in the Cage 61.

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Celis Continues to Represent Family Name Admirably

Coming from an extensive taekwondo background, Lorenzo Celis is ready to progess his MMA career and represent his family name proudly.

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Champion Gym Fighters Metituk, Knoepfli, Rogers Gear Up for Nationals

Isaiah Metituk, Justin Knoepfli, and Amanda Rogers are set to represent Grande Prairie’s Champion Gym April 10-12 for the 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships.

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Boser Signs with M-1 Global, Makes Debut Saturday Against Gadzhibabayev

Tanner Boser makes his debut for M-1 Global at M-1 Challenge 101 Saturday in Almaty, Kazakhstan and will take on Zaur Gadzhibabayev.

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Full Circle for Champions Creed Prospect, Kamilov

From the streets of Aktau, Kazakhstan to the MMA cage, Ramil Kamilov has his sights set on a bright future in the sport of MMA.

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Estremadura, Hall Retain Titles, Machado Victorious and Engaged at BFL 60

Battlefield Fight League 60 concluded Saturday night in Coquitlam, B.C. and saw Achilles Estremadura and Marlan Hall successfully defend their titles.

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Mac Donald, Sigvaldason Become Champs at XFFC 21, Shintani Next in Line

In a wild night of fights, XFFC 21 went down March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and saw Steven Mac Donald and Blake Sigvaldason become new champions.

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Heavyweights, Duperreault and Machado, Set to Clash at BFL 60

Dalton Duperreault will make his much-anticipated professional debut at BFL 60 against Caio Machado in a heavyweight bout.

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Predictions: BFL 60

Battlefield Fight League 60 takes place March 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C. and undefeated bantamweight Cole Smith has his predictions for the 11 MMA bouts.

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Predictions: XFFC 21

XFFC 21 takes place March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and Daryl St Rose has provided his predictions for the nine MMA bouts on the card.

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Gaudet Looks to Bring Home First Title at BFL 60

Lee Gaudet will look to take over the reigns as Battlefield Fight League lightweight champion when he faces Achilles Estremadure at BFL 60 on March 16, 2019.

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LISTEN: Hall Set to Defend Title for First Time Against O’Leary at BFL 60

Marlan Hall is set to defend his amateur featherweight title against Casey O’Leary at Battlefield Fight League 60 on March 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Carriere Seeks Championship Glory in Hometown Against Mac Donald at XFFC 21

William Carriere will look to become the light heavyweight champion in his hometown when he takes on Steven Mac Donald at XFFC 21 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Shintani, Day Set For Interim Featherweight Title Bout at XFFC 21

Craig Shintani will take on late replacement Chris Day for the interim featherweight title at XFFC 21 on March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Imperato Defends Title at XFFC 21 With Different Mindset

Michael Imperato will defend his XFFC bantamweight title for the first time against Blake Sigvaldason at XFFC 21 on March 15, 2019 in Grande Praire, Alta.

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Kovalchuk Claims First Title, Bieri, Khattak, Garcia Also Victorious

Prestige FC 11 went down March 8, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and saw Dan Kovalchuk defeat Mark Mosure to become the new amateur welterweight champion.

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Predictions: Prestige FC 11

Prestige FC 11 takes place March 8, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and Isaiah Metituk has his predictions for the six MMA bouts on the card.

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Predictions: Mamba Fight Night 6

Mamba Fight Night 6 takes place March 8, 2019 in Abbotsford, B.C. and Taylor Bull has his predictions for the seven MMA bouts on the card.

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Gill Returns to Face Ruiz at Mamba Fight Night 6

In a battle of true veterans, Kultar Gill returns to the ring to take on Anthony Ruiz at Mamba Fight Night 6 in Abbotsford, B.C. on March 8, 2019.

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Mosure Seeks to Solidify Champ Status Versus Kovalchuk at Prestige FC 11

Mark Mosure looks to solidify his hold on the amateur welterweight title when he faces Dan Kovalchuk at Prestige FC 11 in Fort McMurray, Alta. on March 8, 2019.

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Khattak, Ali Meet at Prestige FC 11 in Clash of Similar Styles

Usman Khattak and Semir Ali will meet at Prestige FC 11 in Fort McMurray, Alta. on March 8, 2019 in a battle of wrestling-based amateurs.

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Merola Returns at Mamba Fight Night 6 Following Five-Year Layoff

Myles Merola will step back in the ring for the first time in over five years to take on Lance Gibson Jr. at Mamba Fight Night 6 on March 8, 2019.

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Lindsey, Ash, Campbell Leave Unified MMA 36 as Champions

Unified MMA 36 saw Jake Lindsey become the new super lightweight champion, while Teddy Ash successfully defended his middleweight title.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 36

Unified MMA 36 takes place March 1, 2019 in Enoch, Alta. and Jamie Siraj has his predictions for the 10 bouts on the card.

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Pytlik, Lindsey Set For Headlining Title Bout at Unified MMA 36

Pat Pytlik will defend his Unified MMA super lightweight title for the first time at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019 against Jake Lindsey.

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Ash Looks to Erase Loss to Steele at Unified MMA 36

Teddy Ash looks to defend his Unified MMA middleweight title in a rematch with Dominique Steele at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019.

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Campbell Defends Lightweight Title Against Abella at Unified MMA 36

Shane Campbell is set to defend his lightweight title against Menad Abella at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

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Berry and Bull Set to Battle for Lightweight Gold at AMA 33

Gwyn Berry and Jesse Bull will both look to bounce back from title fight losses when they battle for the AMA lightweight title at AMA 33 on Feb. 22, 2019.

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Begg Seeking First of Two Titles at AMA 33 Against Pope

Damon Begg will kickstart a big 2019 by taking on Kenny Pope for the amateur welterweight title at AMA 33 on Feb. 22, 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.

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LISTEN: Randy Mahon and Lucas Neufeld Interview

Alberta featherweights Randy Mahon and Lucas Neufeld hash out their differences and set the stage for a potential fight down the road.

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LISTEN: 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships Preview

Bill Mahood, Lee Mein, and Gary Vig discuss the upcoming 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships for MMA and why all amateurs should compete.

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Fighters Favourites: Post Weigh-In Meal

Samson Bieri, Usman Khattak, Terrence Chan, Jesse Bull and six other MMA fighters from Western Canada reveal their favourite post weigh-in meal.

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Curtis Becomes Double Champ, Neufeld and Khattak Impressive at Fight Night 9

Chris Curtis became a Fight Night double champ at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9, while Lucas Neufeld and Usman Khattak also earned big victories.

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Predictions: Fight Night 9

Joel Odorski has made his predictions for the seven MMA bouts on the card for Z-Promotions Fight Night 9, including Chris Curtis vs Matt Dwyer.

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Curtis, Dwyer Square Off For Vacant Middleweight Strap at Fight Night 9

Chris Curtis and Matt Dwyer will battle for the vacant middleweight title at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 on Jan. 25, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Bieri Raring to Put on a Show Against Khattak at Fight Night 9

Samson Bieri is looking for a big performance on a big stage against Usman Khattak at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 Jan. 25 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Neufeld Planning For Dirty Fight With Gill at Fight Night 9

Lucas Neufeld will look to rebound from his first loss against a tough test in Gagan Gill at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Jan. 25.

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Smith Defends, Revel Claims, Kajic Victorious at BFL 59

Cole Smith retained his bantamweight title in dominant fashion at BFL 59, while Jared Revel became the new middleweight champion.

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Predictions: BFL 59

Mitch Strazzella has made his predictions for the eight MMA bouts on the card for Battlefield Fight League 59, including Cole Smith vs Ty Wilson.

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Smith Set to Defend His Bantamweight Title Against Wilson at BFL 59

Two of Canada’s top bantamweight prospects will meet on Jan. 12 when Cole Smith defends his bantamweight title against Ty Wilson at Battlefield Fight League 59.

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Revel, Davis Set to Square Off For Middleweight Strap at BFL 59

Jared Revel will get a second shot at the BFL middleweight title when he takes on George Davis on Jan. 12, 2019 at Battlefield Fight League 59 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Kajic Begins Journey at 175 Pounds Against Smith at BFL 59

Dejan Kajic returns to the cage at 175 pounds, after winning the BFL middleweight title, to take on Dominique Smith and make a push for another strap.

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Grande Riding Massive Wave of Momentum Into a Busy 2019

Red Deer’s Jett Grande enters 2019 as an amateur world champion, as well as the Havoc FC lightweight champion and XFFC lightweight champion.

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Fighters Favourites: Christmas Movie

Sheldon Doll, Maged Hammo, Cleveland Bentley, Sean Michael and six other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite Christmas movie.

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Youngsters Doege, Richardson, Metituk Prevail at XFFC 20

XFFC 20 took place in Grande Prairie, Alta. and saw Justin Doege win the heavyweight title, along with Thomas Richardson and Isaiah Metituk emerge victorious.

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Predictions: XFFC 20

Grande Prairie’s own Justin Knoepfli has made his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card for XFFC 20, including Craig Hudson vs Justin Doege.

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Neis Steps in on Short Notice to Battle Mac Donald for Title at XFFC 20

Devon Neis will take on Steven Mac Donald with a week and half notice for the XFFc light heavyweight title at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018.

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Doege Looks to Prove He’s Elite in Title Bout With Hudson at XFFC 20

Justin Doege will take on Craig Hudson for the vacant heavyweight title at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Krzysztan Returns to Tough Test in Richardson at XFFC 20

Conrad Krzysztan and Thomas Richardson are set to meet in a welterweight bout at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Metituk, Krebs Will Settle the Score at XFFC 20: AUDIO INTERVIEW

Isaiah Metituk and Connor Krebs will meet at XFFC 20 in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Dec. 14 in an amateur featherweight battle of rising youngsters.

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Steele, Siraj Steal the Show, Shintani Left Alone in the Cage

Dominique Steele and Jamie Siraj played the role of spoilers at Unified MMA 35 in Enoch, Alta. on Friday night, while Craig Shintani is a new champion.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 35

Unified MMA 35 takes place Dec. 7, 2018 in Enoch, Alta. and Behrang Yousefi has his predictions for each of the ten MMA bouts on the card.

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Ash War-Ready Heading Into Title Defence Against Steele at Unified MMA 35

Teddy Ash will look to defend his newly-acquired middleweight strap when he faces challenger Dominique Steele at Unified MMA 35 on Dec. 7, 2018.

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Shintani, Dixon Battle for Featherweight Gold at Unified MMA 35

Craig Shintani and Clay Dixon will settle the score on Dec. 7, 2018 when they collide for the featherweight title at Unified MMA 35 in Enoch, Alta.

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Hay, Siraj Set to Collide for Vacant Bantamweight Strap at Unified MMA 35

Michael Hay and Jamie Siraj will clash Dec. 7 in an elite bantamweight matchup at Unified MMA 35 to determine the new bantamweight champion.

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Anheliger, Maclean First Rise FC Champions, Mackenzie Triumphant in Pro Debut

Rise FC 2 took place in Chilliwack, B.C. on Nov. 30, 2018 and saw Chad Anheliger and Craig Maclean crowned champions, and Josh Mackenzie earn his first pro win.

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Predictions: Rise FC 2

Rise FC 2 takes place Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C. and CJ Strongheart has his predictions for each of the six MMA bouts on the card.

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Large Looks to Make a Name for Himself in Rise FC 2 Main Event With Douglas

Greg Large is looking to put himself on the map in a main event bout with Darwin Douglas at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C.

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Maclean, Bard Have Sights Set on Bantamweight Title at Rise FC 2

Craig Maclean and Andrew Bard will battle for the vacant bantamweight title at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C.

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Anheliger, Chan Set for Much-Anticipated Rise FC Flyweight Title Bout

Chad Anheliger and Terrence Chan will battle for the vacant Rise FC flyweight title at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30 in Chilliwack, B.C.

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Rohovie, Tamaki Impressive in Returns, Theocharis Dominant at Rumble in the Cage 60

Rumble in the Cage 60 took place in Lethbridge, Alta. on Nov. 24, 2018 and saw Spencer Rohovie, Tim Tamaki and Tom Theocharis emerge victorious.

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Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 60

Rumble in the Cage 60 takes place Nov. 24, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alta. and Justin Basra has his predictions for each of the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Rohovie Returns to Action Against Henry at Rumble in the Cage 60

After over two years away, Spencer Rohovie returns to the cage to take on Jeremy Henry at Rumble in the Cage 60 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Saturday night.

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Tamaki Makes Return to Tough Test in LaMere at Rumble in the Cage 60

Lethbridge’s own Tim Tamaki makes his return to the cage to take on the gritty Delane LaMere at Rumble in the Cage 60 on Nov. 24, 2018.

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Joynson, Virk, Duperreault Among Winners on Title-Filled BFL 58

Dustin Joynson, Indroop Virk, and Dalton Duperreault were among several fighters to leave Battlefield Fight 58 with belts around their waists.

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Gower Takes Bantamweight Gold, Neis and Chapman Victorious in Returns

Corey Gower, Devon Neis, and Chris Chapman and John Nguyen were among the winners at Havoc FC 13 in Red Deer, Alta. on Nov. 16, 2018.

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Predictions: BFL 58

BFL 58 takes place Nov. 17, 2018 in Coquitlam, B.C. and Marlan Hall has his predictions for each of the eight MMA bouts on the card.

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Joynson, Machado Set for Main Event Title Bout at BFL 58

The vacant Battlefield Fight League heavyweight title is about to have a new owner as Dustin Joynson and Caio Machado will do battle Saturday night.

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Predictions: Havoc FC 13

Havoc FC 13 takes place Nov. 16, 2018 in Red Deer, Alta. and Connor Krebs has his predictions for each of the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Neis, Heinz Set to Collide in Heavy-Hitting Affair at Havoc FC 13

Devon Neis and Josh Heinz will collide in a heavyweight tilt at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16, 2018 that is sure to produce fireworks.

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Richard Set to Defend Amateur Lightweight Strap in Rematch With Strongheart at BFL 58

Daniel Richard will defend his BFL amateur lightweight title in a rematch against CJ Strongheart at Battlefield Fight League 58 in Coquitlam, B.C. on Nov. 17.

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Pfeifer, Gower in Search of First-Career Titles at Havoc FC 13

Rick Pfeifer and Corey Gower will look to put an end to their respective losing streaks when they battle for the bantamweight title at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16.

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Undefeated Amateurs Tiapis, Virk Set to Meet for Interim Flyweight Strap at BFL 58

With the current BFL amateur flyweight champion on the shelf, Francis Tiapis and Indroop Virk will battle for the title of interim champion at Battlefield Fight League 58.

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Chapman Returns to Cage to Take on Schmit at Havoc FC 13

Chris Chapman will make his return to the cage when he welcomes Justin Schmit into his hometown at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16.

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Boser Seeks Fourth-Straight Win and Potential Title Shot at ACB 90

Tanner Boser will take on Salimgirey Rasulov on Saturday night at ACB 90 in Moscow, Russia, for a potential shot at the ACB heavyweight crown.

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Carroll Holds Firm Grip on Future Goals

Red Deer’s Sean Carroll has his sights firmly set of a future in MMA, but is also prepared for other ventures through his studies at Red Deer College.

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Ice or Canvas, Schmit Represents a True Fighter

Whether it be in as a professional hockey player or a professional MMA fighter, Justin Schmit has never been one to turn down a fight.

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Fighters Favourites: MMA Fight

Tom O’Connor, Grayson Wells, Albaraa Atmeh, Chris Day and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite MMA fight of all-time.

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Ram, Campbell, Gaivoronskii Triumphant at Mamba Fight Night 5

Mamba Fight Night 5 took place in Aldergrove, B.C. on Friday night, and saw the likes of Shawna Ram, Cole Campbell and Konstantin Gaivoronskii claims wins.

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Ram More Than Ready for Pro Debut Against LaGrasse at Mamba Fight Night 5

Shawna Ram will make her professional debut on Oct. 5 at Mamba Fight Night 5, taking on Chelsea LaGrasse in an atomweight bout.

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Campbell Returns to the Cage to Take on Theocharis at Mamba Fight Night 5

After nearly six years removed from his last fight, Cole Campbell returns to face Tom Theocharis at Mamba Fight Night 5 on Oct. 5, 2018 in Aldergrove, B.C.

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Doll, Basra, Hammo Victorious in Action-Packed Rumble in the Cage 59

Rumble in the Cage 59 took place Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta. Sheldon Doll, Justin Basra, and Maged Hammo were among those victorious on the card.

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Familiar Faces Find Success at Unified MMA 34

Unified MMA 34 took place in Enoch, Alta. on Sept. 28 and saw Teddy Ash and Pat Pytlik leave as the Unified MMA middleweight an welterweight champions.

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Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 59

Rumble in the Cage 59 takes place Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta. and Lucas Neufeld has his predictions for each of the 14 MMA bouts on the card.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 34

Unified MMA 34 takes place Sept. 28 in Enoch, Alta. and Cody Krahn and Isaiah Metituk have their predictions for each of the nine MMA bouts on the card.

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Doll Looking Forward to Tough Test in Hicks at Rumble in the Cage 59

In the main event of Rumble in the Cage 59, Sheldon Doll looks to keep his hot streak alive against Marcus Hicks on Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Ash, Baczynski Set to Square off for Vacant Middleweight Title at Unified MMA 34

In the main event of Unified MMA 34, Teddy Ash will look to become a two-weight champion, taking on UFC-vet Seth Baczynski on Sept. 28.

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Basra Puts Undefeated Record on the Line Against Calderon at Rumble in the Cage 59

In the co-main event slot, Justin Basra takes on Joaquin Calderon at Rumble in the Cage 59 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Sept. 29.

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Pytlik, Phillips Set to Battle for Vacant Unified MMA Welterweight Title

Pat Pytlik and Vyron Phillips will compete for the welterweight title on Sept. 28 at Unified MMA 34 in a potential fight-of-the-night candidate.

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Hammo Much-Improved Heading Into Bout with Stonehouse at Rumble in the Cage 59

Frequent finishers Maged Hammo and Fred Stonehouse will meet in a featherweight contest at Rumble in the Cage 59 on Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Ford Makes Return to MMA Facing Delanoit at Unified MMA 34

On Sept. 28, Ryan Ford makes his much-anticipated return to MMA when he welcomes Matthew Delanoit into his hometown at Unified MMA 34.

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Horth Wessels, Hayer, Hall Among Winners in Historic Night at BFL 57

Battlefield Fight League 57 took place Sept. 22 in Coquitlam B.C. and featured 13 total matchups, including Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels and Christina Ricker.

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Predictions: BFL 57

Battlefield Fight League 57 takes place in Coquitlam, B.C. on Sept. 22, and Gagan Gill has provided his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Horth Wessels, Ricker Set to Make Battlefield Fight League History at BFL 57

On Sept. 22, Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels and Christina Ricker will become the first women to headline a Battlefield Fight League event at BFL 57.

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Batra Enters BFL 57 Title Defence Against Hayer with Different Mindset

Austin Batra will defend his Battlefield Fight League amateur welterweight title against Perry Hayer at BFL 57 on Sept. 22 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Hall, Berry Set to Clash at BFL 57 for Vacant Amateur Featherweight Title

With the Battlefield Fight League amateur featherweight title on the line, Marlan Hall and Gwyn Berry will face off at BFL 57 on Sept. 22.

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Arnett Defends TKO Bantamweight Title Against Maness in UFC-Caliber Fight

Jesse Arnett will look for 13 straight wins when he defends his TKO bantamweight title against the visiting Nathan Maness at TKO 44 on Sept. 21.

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Neufeld Heads to Sin City for Battle with Leavitt

Lucas Neufeld makes the trip south to take on Jordan Leavitt in Las Vegas, NV at Tuff-N-Uff: Fight Night on Sept. 14 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

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Hrabec Working Overtime to Help Pave the Way for MMA Career

With the UFC being a firm goal of his, Nick Hrabec is pulling out all the stops to ensure he’s in the best position to achieve that goal.

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Bull Hopes to Inspire Youth in His Community Through MMA Career

Jesse Bull hopes his MMA career can help inspire the youth in his community of Maskwacis to become anything they want to be.

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Basra Hoping Next Few Fights Will Turn His Dream Into a Reality

Undefeated Justin Basra is hoping his next two bouts to close out 2018 will help set the stage for a run to the bigger promotions.

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Fighters Favourites: Non-UFC Fighter

Mark Mosure, Keegan Oliver, Thomas Deneve, Menad Abella and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite fighter outside the UFC.

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Three New Champs Crowned at XFFC 19

Michael Hill, Albaraa Atmeh and Jett Grande all became new XFFC champions of their respective divisions at XFFC 19 in Grande Prairie, Alta. Saturday night.

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Predictions: XFFC 19

XFFC 19 takes place in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Aug. 11, and Tom O’ Connor has provided his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Hill, Krayco Seek First Title Wins of Careers in XFFC 19 Main Event

In the main event of XFFC 19, Michael Hill will battle Matt Krayco to determine the new XFFC welterweight champion in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Metituk Welcomes Atmeh Into Home Barn for Championship Bout

Isaiah Metituk is set to welcome Albaraa Atmeh into Grande Prairie at XFFC 19 for a battle to determine the XFFC amateur featherweight champion.

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Grande Looking to Add to Resume With Title Win at XFFC 19

Jett Grande will look to add a XFFC lightweight title to his collection when he challenges Neal Gottzmann for his belt at XFFC 19 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Yousefi Fears Nothing Inside the Cage After Tough Childhood

After pushing through a mentally and physically challenging childhood, Behrang Yousefi has truly turned his life into something he can be proud of.

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Fighters Favourites: Submission Move

Shane Campbell, Pat Pytlik, Tye Mcentire, and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite submission moves.

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Dwyer and O’Connor Claim XFFC Gold, Wells Bounces Back

XFFC 18 took place July 21, 2018 in Penticton, B.C., and featured a main event between Matt Dwyer and Dominique Steele for the middleweight title.

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Predictions: XFFC 18

XFFC 18 takes place July 21 in Penticton, B.C. and professional MMA fighter Michael Hill has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Dwyer Ready to Prove UFC Worth at XFFC 18

In a UFC-caliber main event for XFFC 18 in Penticton, B.C., Matt Dwyer will battle Dominique Steele for the XFFC middleweight title.

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O’Connor, Day Set to Clash for XFFC Featherweight Strap

The XFFC featherweight title will be on the line Saturday night when Tom O’Connor and Chris Day meet in the co-main event of XFFC 18.

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Wells Welcomes Heinz Into Home Territory at XFFC 18

Grayson Wells will welcome Josh Heinz to the Okanagan for a heavyweight battle at XFFC 18 in Penticton, B.C. on Saturday night.

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Kajic, Gill Become BFL Champs, Revel Top Middleweight Contender

BFL 56 took place July 14 in Coquitlam, B.C. and included Dejan Kajic taking on Chris Anderson for the vacant BFL middleweight title.

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Predictions: BFL 56

BFL 56 takes place July 14 in Coquitlam, B.C. and amateur MMA fighter Ali Wasuk has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

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Anderson, Kajic Preparing for Second Title Clash at BFL 56

Chris Anderson and Dejan Kajic will meet for the second time on Saturday night at BFL 56 to determine the champion of the BFL middleweight division.

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Ghaeni Expecting Repeat Result in Rematch With Gill

Nick Ghaeni and Gagan Gill will meet, for the second time in their careers, at BFL 56 Saturday night to determine the professional featherweight champion.

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Spina Zoned in on Heavyweight Strap Ahead of BFL 56

Terrence Spina will look to remain undefeated in his amateur career, while also adding a championship belt to his name when he takes on Josh Morgan at BFL 56 on July 14.

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Croden, Pallen Put Undefeated Records on the Line in Title Bout

Melissa Croden will meet Alyssa Pallen for the amateur women’s bantamweight title at 209 Beatdown 5 Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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Randy Mahon: From the Diamond to the Cage

Randy Mahon, a MMA fighter from Grande Prairie, Alta., was once on the verge of professional baseball before making the switch to MMA.

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Fighters Favourites: UFC Fighter

Matt Krayco, Jett Grande, Evan Piercey, Melissa Croden, and six other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal who their favourite UFC fighter is.

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Boser Set to Meet Gormley Down Under at ACB 88

Tanner Boser will make the trek from Alberta, Canada to take on Californian Chase Gormley in a heavyweight bout at ACB 88 on June 16 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Mosure Claims Title, Deneve and Celis Remain Undefeated

Prestige FC 10 took place in Fort McMurray, Alta. on June 8, 2018, and was headlined by an amateur welterweight title bout between Mark Mosure and Regan RunningRabbit.

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Predictions: Prestige FC 10

Prestige FC 10 takes place June 8 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Menad Abella offers his predictions for the six MMA bouts, including Regan RunningRabbit vs Mark Mosure and Thomas Deneve vs Scott Bouchard.

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Mosure, RunningRabbit Set to Battle for Amateur Welterweight Title

With the amateur welterweight title on the line, Mark Mosure and Regan RunningRabbit will do battle at Prestige FC 10 in Fort McMurray, Alta on June 8, 2018.

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Deneve Set to Defend Hometown Cage Against Bouchard

Thomas Deneve will welcome Scott Bouchard into his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alta. for an amateur lightweight bout at Prestige FC 10 Friday night.

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Estremadura, Wasuk, Batra Claim Vacant Titles at BFL 55

BFL 55 took place May 26, 2018 in Coquitlam, Alta., and featured 15 total bouts, including Achilles Estremadura vs Ryan Rohovich for the lightweight title and Ali Wasuk vs Mitch Strazzella for the amateur featherweight title.

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Predictions: BFL 55

BFL 55 takes place May 26 in Coquitlam, B.C. and professional MMA fighter Dejan Kajic and amateur MMA fighter Tye Mcentire have their predictions for each of the 14 MMA bouts on the card, including Achilles Estremadura vs Ryan Rohovich, Jared Revel vs TJ Koehler, and Ali Wasuk vs Mitch Strazzella.

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Rohovich Riding Wave of Confidence into BFL 55 Title Match

In the main event of BFL 55, Ryan Rohovich and Achilles Estremadura will square off for the vacant lightweight title on May 26. Both Rohovich and Estremadura come in riding three-fight and two-fight win streaks respectively.

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Wasuk Sealing Amateur Career With Title Bout Versus Strazzella

Ali Wasuk and Mitch Strazzella will meet in the cage at BFL 55 on May 26, 2018 to battle for the vacant amateur featherweight championship. Wasuk said he will turn professional following this event.

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Batra, Aujla-Fieldt Look to Take Next Step With Welterweight Title

The vacant BFL welterweight title will be on the line when Austin Batra and Justin Aujla-Fieldt meet in the cage at BFL 55 on May 26 in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Ash, Campbell Secure Belts, Pytlik Earns Title Shot

Unified MMA 33 took place May 11, 2018 in Enoch, Alta., and featured 10 MMA bouts, including Teddy Ash vs Jacob “Kobe” Ortiz for the light heavyweight title and Shane Campbell vs Stephen Beaumont for the lightweight title.

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Predictions: Unified MMA 33

Unified MMA 33 takes place May 11 in Enoch, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Randy Mahon has his predictions for each of the ten MMA bouts on the card, including Teddy Ash vs Kobe Ortiz, Shane Campbell vs Stephen Beaumont, and Behrang Yousefi vs Neal Anderson.

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Ash, Ortiz Set to Battle for Light Heavyweight Title at Unified MMA 33

In the main event of Unified MMA 33 on May 11, Teddy Ash and Kobe Ortiz will battle for the vacant light heavyweight title in Enoch, Alta. at the River Cree Resort & Casino.

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Campbell Confident Heading Into Rematch With Beaumont at Unified MMA 33

With the Unified MMA lightweight championship on the line, Shane Campbell and Stephen Beaumont will meet for the second time at Unified MMA 33 on May 11 in Enoch, Alta.

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Yousefi Expecting Fight of the Night with Anderson at Unified MMA 33

In a professional lightweight bout at Unified MMA 33, Behrang Yousefi and Neal Anderson are set to do battle in Enoch, Alta, on May 11 in a fight both are predicting to be a wild affair.

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Arnett, Abella, Krahn Head East for TKO 43

Jesse Arnett, Menad Abella, and Alyssa Krahn will all make the trip to Quebec City, QC for TKO 43 Friday night. Both Arnett and Abella are vying for the titles in their respective divisions.

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Fighters Favourites: Non-MMA Sport

Lucas Neufeld, Connor Krebs, Justin Basra, Nick LeBlanc, and six other Alberta MMA fighters reveal their favourite sport, other than MMA.

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Hudson, Neufeld, Heinz Score Big Finishes at Rumble in the Cage 58

If you’re a fan of finishes, Rumble in the Cage 58 was the event for you. 10 of the 13 total fights on the card in Lethbridge, Alta. didn’t make it to the final bell at the Servus Sports Centre Friday Night. In the main event of the evening, Craig Hudson (5-6) shocked the Lethbridge […]

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Mcentire, Sahota to Battle for Gold Medal at Rumble in the Cage 58

Day two of the 2018 Canadian Amateur National Championship featured the semi-finals of the welterweight division; Jett Grande vs Gurpaul Sahota and Mike Parsons vs Tye Mcentire.

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Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 58

Rumble in the Cage 58 takes place April 13 in Lethbridge, Alta. and amateur MMA fighter Evan Piercey has his predictions for each of the seven MMA bouts on the card (not including gold medal matches) including Jared Kilkenny vs Craig Hudson, Josh Heinz vs Jared Henderson, and Lucas Neufeld vs Nick Bell.

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Grande, Grey, Kovalchuk Advance Through Day One at Nationals

Day one of the 2018 Canadian MMA Amateur National Championship took place April 11, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alta. Jett Grande, Justin Knoepfli, and Justin Grey were among those competing.

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Kilkenny Coming off Strong Training Camp for Clash With Hudson

The second of two heavyweight bouts scheduled for Rumble in the Cage 58 will see Jared Kilkenny clash with Craig Hudson in Lethbridge, Alta.

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Heinz, Henderson Expecting Knockouts at Rumble in the Cage 58

In his first career professional heavyweight bout, Josh Heinz (3-1) will welcome Jared Henderson (4-4) into the cage in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alta., for Rumble in the Cage 58.

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Neufeld, Bell Matchup Filled With History at Rumble in the Cage 58

Lucas Neufeld (2-0) will welcome Nick Bell (2-1) into the cage in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alta. for a professional featherweight bout at Rumble in the Cage 58. Neufeld is coming in fresh, while Bell enters on a six-and-a-half-year layoff.

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Shane Campbell Continues Push Back to UFC

After fighting five times in the UFC, Shane Campbell is back at the regional MMA level working his way back up the ladder using his elite muay thai and kickboxing skills as a base.

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MMA More Than Just a Sport for Teddy Ash

Teddy Ash is one of Canada’s top MMA prospects, but it’s not just his impressive record that makes him a success story. It’s what he’s had to overcome to get where he is that’s truly remarkable.

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Fighters Favourites: Walkout Song

Walkout songs for MMA fighters have many significant meanings. Teddy Ash, Cody Krahn, Menad Abella, Riley Pequin plus six more MMA fighters explain why their walkout song is important to them.

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Hill, Hrabec, Pequin All Victorious at XFFC 17

The fans in attendance for XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie, Alta. were treated to an exciting night of MMA action, which included six first round finishes. Michael Hill, Nick Hrabec and Riley Pequin were among the big winners.

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Predictions: XFFC 17

XFFC 17 takes place March 16 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Alex Martinez has his predictions for each of the 11 MMA bouts on the card including Cody Krahn vs Michael Hill, Randy Mahon vs Nick Hrabec, and Riley Pequin vs Todd Vatcher.

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Mahon, Hrabec Set for Potential Fight of the Night at XFFC 17

In the co-main event of XFFC 17, the hometown hero Randy Mahon will face off with Nick Hrabec in a professional lightweight showdown in Grande Prairie, Alta. Friday night.

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Krahn Expecting Gritty Battle with Hill at XFFC 17

Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Michael Hill will take on Cody Krahn in a professional middleweight bout at XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie, Alta. on March 16.

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Pequin Set to Battle Vatcher for Vacant XFFC Title

With the XFFC amateur welterweight title on the line, Riley Pequin and Todd Vatcher will meet in the cage at XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie March 16 to determine the new champion.

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Metituk Eyeing Four in a Row, Taking on Ruttan

In an enticing amateur featherweight bout, Isaiah Metituk will welcome Dakota Ruttan into his hometown of Grande Prairie, Alta. to put on a show at XFFC 17 on March 16.

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MMA Is Back in Edmonton

The moratorium effectively putting a halt to all sanctioned combative sports competition in Edmonton has officially been lifted, which ultimately marks the return of competitive MMA to the city.

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Ash Scores Title in Hometown, Abella and Theocharis Take Care of Business

Prestige FC 9 took place in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Friday night where Teddy Ash and Cameron Olson clashed for the light heavyweight title, and Menad Abella and Dejan Kajic took the cage in the co-main event.

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Predictions: Prestige FC 9

Prestige FC 9 goes down March 2 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and professional MMA fighter David Nippard has his predictions for each of the seven MMA bouts on the card including Teddy Ash vs Cameron Olson, Menad Abella vs Dejan Kajic, and Cam Macdonald vs Tom Theocharis.

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Ash Set to Battle Olson for Light Heavyweight Title in Hometown

Teddy Ash (9-3) will square off with Cameron Olson (9-3) on March 2 for the Prestige FC light heavyweight title at Prestige FC 9. Both competitors are coming in hot with Ash having won five of his last six fights, and Olson six of his last seven.

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Abella, Kajic Both Envision Knockout Finish at Prestige FC 9

In the co-main event of Prestige FC 9 in Fort McMurray, Alta., a knockout is in the cards between Menad Abella (4-0) and Dejan Kajic (8-6-2, 1 NC) in their welterweight tilt.

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Macdonald Expecting Stand-Up War With Theocharis

Cam Macdonald (1-0) and Tom Theocharis (0-1) are set to square off in a professional lightweight scrap at Prestige FC 9 in Fort McMurray. This will be both fighters’ second professional fight after long amateur careers.

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Ward, Anheliger, Martinez Saskatoon-Bound for Inaugural Event

Modern FC 1 is an inaugural event taking place in Saskatoon, Sask. on Feb. 23. It will feature three MMA fighters out of Alberta: Patrick Ward, Chad Anheliger, and Alex Martinez.

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Boser Set for Desert Duel at ACB 81

Tanner Boser (13-4) will square off with DJ Linderman (21-13) in a heavyweight bout at ACB 81 in Dubai. Boser is seeking is second win in a row, while Linderman is looking to bounce back from a loss.

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Krebs Conquers Main Event, Croden Ends it Quickly

Rumble in the Cage 57 went down Feb. 17 in Lethbridge, Alta., with Connor Krebs and Melissa Croden being among the big winners in the 11-bout fight card.

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Piercey, Krebs Fired up for the Spotlight

In what could be an all out brawl, Evan Piercey (2-0) and Connor Krebs (1-1) will meet in the main event at Rumble in the Cage 57 on Feb. 17, taking place at Exhibition Park Lethbridge.

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Leblanc and Parsons Preparing for Clash of Styles

Nick Leblanc (2-1) and Mike Parsons (4-1) will meet in the cage Feb. 17 at Rumble in the Cage 57 in Lethbridge. It’ll be a battle between the elite striking of Leblanc and the gritty grappling of Parsons.

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Croden, Dinwoodie Matchup Primed for Fireworks

Melissa Croden and Sierra Dinwoodie are set to square off in an amateur catchweight bout at 150 pounds. With their strong finishing skills, fans in attendance at Rumble in the Cage 57 could be in for a treat with this matchup.

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