Canadians in Combat – January 2023

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.

We’re not going to have a whole lot of action to start off the new year, but that’s the norm as we come out of the holiday season. We will see a promising amateur featherweight prospect in Zach Gehl, as well as Katie Saull back in action in search of her third straight win.

Peak Fighting 25 – Oklahoma – Jan. 7
135 lbs – Ethan Herrod defeated Luis Bustos via unanimous decision. *Amateur
155 lbs – Tyler Henson defeated Ely Silve Neto via unanimous decision. *Amateur

LFA 150 – Minnesota – Jan. 13
TV: UFC Fight Pass
145 lbs – Darren Coleman defeated Zach Gehl via TKO at 0:20 of the first round. *Amateur

COGA Combat Games 72 – Washington – Jan. 14
145 lbs – Kees Huisman defeated Sahab Khazei via split decision. *Amateur

Invicta FC 51 – Denver – Jan. 18
TV: UFC Fight Pass
105 lbs – Rayanne Amanda defeated Katie Saull via unanimous decision.
115 lbs – Tanya Nijjar (1-0) vs. Sayury Canon (2-0) **CANCELLED (Nijjar missed weight)**

Cage Wars 55 – New York – Jan. 20
155 lbs – Anthony Offiaeli defeated Dontae de Jesus via unanimous decision. *Amateur

Sparta Fight Night 14 – Colorado – Jan. 20
170 lbs – Clayton Pye defeated Jake Valdez via TKO at 2:38 of the third round. *Amateur

K4 Fighting: Cold Fury – New York – Jan. 28
145 lbs – Nathan Taylor defeated Maxwell Dowd via TKO in the second round. *Amateur

Savage Fights 1 – Mississippi – Jan. 28
155 lbs – Nakia Brown defeated Antoine Chaput via split decision.