Canadians in Combat – July 2022

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.

This month we’ll see another stacked month of Canadian fights. There are more than 20 Canadian fighters in action including the long-awaited returns of Aiemann Zahabi and Kyle Nelson, as well as a handful of other big fights in UFC, PFL and more.

PFL 6: 2022 – Atlanta – July 1
TV: TSN
170 lbs – Sadibou Sy defeats Rory MacDonald (23-8-1) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UAE Warriors 30 – Abu Dhabi – July 2
TV: UFC Fight Pass
145 lbs – Jesse Arnett defeats Ali Alqaisi by TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 2, 3:08
***Arnett captures featherweight title 
155 lbs – Michael Dufort defeats Wilson Varela by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
185 lbs- Juscelino Ferreira defeats KB Bhullar by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

UAE Warriors 31 – Abu Dhabi – July 3
TV: UFC Fight Pass
135 lbs – Xavier Alaoui defeats Fabricio Sarraff by KO (punches) in round 2, 3:42
***Alaoui captures bantamweight title

UFC on ESPN 39 – Las Vegas – July 9
TV: TSN
135 lbs – Aiemann Zahabi defeats Ricky Turcios by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

247 FC: Brawl in the Burgh 12 – Pennsylvania – July 9
TV:
145 lbs – Nayimi Ferdaws defeats Chance Grillot by TKO (punches) in round 1, 2:15 *Amateur*
132 lbs – Lucas Seibert defeats Andy Ssutu by TKO (punches) in round 2, 1:58 *Amateur*

UFC on ABC 3 – New York – July 16
TV: TSN
145 lbs – Shane Burgos defeats Charles Jourdain by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

B2 Fighting Series 170 – Michigan – July 16
TV:
170 lbs – Myles Robinson defeats Robert Protomani by KO (punches) in round 1

Invicta FC 48 – Denver – July 20
TV:
135 lbs – Auttumm Norton defeats Maria Djukic by TKO (punches) in round 2, 1:02

ONE Championship 159 – Singapore – July 22
TV: YouTube
170 lbs – Marat Gafurov defeats Ariel Sexton by TKO (punches) in round 3, 4:15

Cage Warriors 141 – London – July 22
TV: UFC Fight Pass
145 lbs – Steve Aimable defeats Jeremy Petley by unanimous decision

UFC Fight Night 208 – England – July 23
TV: TSN
145 lbs – Jai Herbert defeats Kyle Nelson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

OKTAGON 34 – Prague – July 23
TV: OKTAGON.tv
145 lbs – David Moon defeats Michal Konrad by TKO (elbows and punches) in round 1, 4:55

Cage Wars: Mike Tyson Fight Night 1 – New York – July 23
TV:
135 lbs – Teshay Gouthro (5-1) vs. Chris Disonell (6-5) **CANCELLED**
135 lbs – Diego Dejesus defeats Alex Gluzman by unanimous decision
***Dejesus captures Amateur Bantamweight Title 

XMMA 5 – South Carolina – July 23
TV: YouTube
135 lbs – Jason Faglier Jr defeats Tyler Wilson by unanimous decision
170 lbs – Xavier Nash (6-5) vs. Tanner Saraceno (8-6) **CANCELLED**
205 lbs – Karl Williams defeats Simon Marini by TKO (punches) in Round 1, 3:50

Compass Fight Series 1 – Illinois – July 23
TV:
145 lbs – Kelton Sneve submits David Madriz by guillotine choke in round 1, 2:32
***Sneve captures Amateur Featherweight Title

Warrior Games 13 – Wisconsin – July 30
TV:
145 lbs- Zachary Gehl defeats Justin Breiwick by TKO (punches) in round 1, 0:07 *Amateur*

New England Fights 48 – Maine – July 30
TV:
115 lbs- Maria Clinton submits BJ Garceau by guillotine choke in round 1, 2:21 *Amateur*

BFL 73

BTC 16