Canadians in Combat – April 2021

Every month, MMA Empire will bring you a comprehensive list of any and all Canadian fighters who will be competing in MMA events outside Canada. Check back every week to keep up to date with all the results.

April is loaded with Canadian content with over a dozen fighters competing in the UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, PFL, LFA, Brave CF, CFFC, and more.

Brave CF 50 – Bahrain – April 1
TV: Fight Network – 11 a.m. EST (March 31)
135 lbs- Brad Katona submits Borislav Nikolic by Guillotine Choke in Round 3, 0:40

Bellator 255 – Connecticut – April 2
TV: YouTube – 6 p.m. EST
155 lbs- Mandel Nallo defeats Ricardo Seixas by KO (Superman Punch) in Round 1, 3:23

CFFC 95 – Philadelphia – April 2
TV: UFC Fight Pass
135 lbs- Mateo Vogel submits Garrett Armfield by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 2, 2:28

Mountain Force 24 – Montana – April 4
TV:
265 lbs- Finn Higgins defeats Eduardo Fernandez by Unanimous Decision *Amateur

Bellator 256 – Connecticut- April 9
TV: YouTube – 9 p.m. EST
145 lbs- Adam Borics defeats Jeremy Kennedy by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC Fight Night 189 – Las Vegas – April 10
TV: TSN5 – 1 p.m. EST
155 lbs- John Makdessi defeats Ignacio Bahamondes by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Peak Fighting 10 – Arkansas – April 10
TV: Internet PPV – 7:30 p.m. EST
145 lbs- Patrick Connors (3-2) vs. Dakota Hope (4-0)
***Featherweight Title Fight (Vacant)

ONE Championship – Singapore – April 14
TV: YouTube – 8:30 p.m. EST
155 lbs- (C)Christian Lee (14-3) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (14-4)
***Lightweight Title Fight
265 lbs- Dustin Joynson (6-0) vs. Kirill Grishenko (3-0)

Bellator 257 – Connecticut – April 16
TV: YouTube 6 p.m. EST (Prelims) 9 p.m. EST (Main Card)
145 lbs- Julia Budd (14-3) vs. Dayana Silva (9-5)
155 lbs- Lance Gibson Jr. (3-0) vs. Marcus Surin (6-2)

LFA – April 15
TV: UFC Fight Pass
185 lbs- Julien Leblanc (5-1) vs. Joel Bauman (3-1)

UFC on ESPN 22 – Las Vegas – April 17
TV: TSN
115 lbs- Lupita Godinez (5-0) vs. Jessica Penne (12-5)

Coastal Combat 9 – Australia – April 17
TV: PPV
135 lbs amateur – Jake Pitfield (3-1) vs. Val Sharipov (2-1)

PFL 2021 #1 – Atlantic City – April 23
TV: TSN
155lbs- Alex Martinez (7-0) vs. Loik Radzhabov (13-2-1)

UFC 261 – Las Vegas – April 24
TV: UFC Fight Pass
145lbs- Tristan Connelly (14-6) vs. Pat Sabatini (13-3)

PFL 2021 #2 – Atlantic City – April 29
TV: TSN
170 lbs- Rory MacDonald (21-6-1) vs. Curtis Millender (18-6)
205 lbs- Smealinho Rama (11-5-1) vs. Jordan Young (11-1)