HR’s FIGHTS OF THE WEEK 7/11-7/13

HR's FIGHTS OF THE WEEK
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ONE FC 18: WAR OF DRAGONS – July 11 06:00 AM ET (Internet Stream)

Eric Kelly (10-1) Yaw-Yan Ardigma/Muay Fit
VS
Robert Lisita (14-5) Lion’s Den Academy/Phuket Top Team

Kelly has a nine fight win streak before suffering his first loss to Honorio Bonario at One FC-7 back in Feb of 2013. This fight was a main event between the two stand outs that resulted in a bizarre TKO stoppage early in the fourth round.
Bonario hit Kelly with a left hook under the eye and Kelly complained it was an eye poke. No evidence in the replay showed an illegal blow.
Lisita fighting out of Sydney, Australia comes into this contest on a four fight win streak. Lisita growing up as a Rugby player didn’t start his MMA career until he reached his mid twenties. Lisita is very well known for his physical strength and submission skills with high hopes of becoming one of the top featherweights in the Asia-Pacific region.

FIGHT NIGHTS: BATTLE OF MOSCOW 16 – July 11 12:00 PM ET

Magomed Malikov (7-2) Highlander
VS
Brett Rogers (15-8-0, 1NC) American Top Team
Malikov
has six KO/TKO’s to go with his seven wins and never going past the second round. Malikov has only been past the second round one time in a KO/TKO loss to Kenny Garner that ended late in the third round at M-1 Global Challenge 32, May of 2012. Malikov did bounce back over a year later with a TKO/Dr stoppage at M-1 Challenge 40 over Jeff Monson.
Rogers started his pro career on a ten fight win streak with nine of those wins coming by way of KO/TKO. Rogers would end up going 5-8 since that win streak suffering loses against F. Emelianenko, A. Overeem, J Barnett and various other top performers. Rogers has twelve KO/TKO’s to go along with his fifteen victories.

REAL FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 31: NEW BREED – July 11 07:00 PM ET

Ryan Keenan (4-2) Gracie Orlando
VS
Ivan Delvalle (3-0) WCMA
Keenan
has finished all of his four wins with three by way of KO/TKO and one by submission. Keenan only two loses come at a Strikeforce and Bellator event back in 2010 & 2011. Keenan hasn’t fought since Sept of 2011 almost three years ago. It’ll be interesting to see if cage rust will play a part in this battle for the Florida State Lightweight Title.
Delvalle will definitely be the crowd favorite while fighting out of Tampa, Fl. Delvalle having a wrestling style background, you got to think this fight will end up on the ground. I really like this match up between these two warriors for the FS Lightweight Title…Wrestler vs Jiu Jitsu!

RAGE IN THE CAGE OKC 29 – July 11 08:00 PM ET

Marcus Sanchez (4-0)
VS
Rashid Abdullah (4-8) Old School Combat Gym
Sanchez
has put together some impressive victories in his pro career, with four KO/TKO’s all coming in the first round. Sanchez last four amateur fights resulted in victories with three coming by way of KO/TKO’s in the first round.
Abdullah currently lives in Houston, Tx and comes from Illinois. Abdullah steps up on short notice to battle the tough and aggressive Sanchez. Both fighters like to stand toe to toe and bang. Out of Abdullah’s four victories, three have been finishes. Abdullah does have a victory over Charles Ontiveros via TKO/ref stoppage in the third at Legacy Fighting Championship back in January.

VICTORIUM MMA: EPISODE 3 – July 12 06:00 PM ET (GFL.TV)

Dustin Pague (11-9) Disciple MMA Academy
VS
D’Juan Owens (9-7-1) Sommai Muay Thai/Triangle Jiu Jitsu Academy
Pague
is very well known for his relentless aggression and well rounded fighting style. All of Pague’s victories have been finishes with 3 KO/TKO’s and 8 Subs. Pague is a six time UFC fighter with only one victory out of the six.
Owens being a well rounded fighter himself comes into this fight with 4 KO/TKO, 2 Submission and 3 Decisions to go along with his 9 wins. Four of Owens loses has come by decisions all unanimous.

PINNACLE FC – Pittsburgh Challenge Series 8 – July 12 07:00 PM ET(GFL.TV)

Mark Cherico (6-0) Pittsburgh Fight Club/Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Pittsburgh
VS
Luis Guerra (4-1) MMA Fit Club
Cherico
entered his pro career as a three time amateur Champion from three different promotions, with an outstanding perfect amateur record. Cherico is currently the Pinnacle FC Champion defeating Donnie Walker vis KO/TKO/ref stoppage due to strikes in the first round at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3.
Guerra comes into this fight on short notice when Cherico’s original oppont Bryan Goldby pulled out. Guerra who has fought all of his pro fights in Collosseum Combat, has only been out of the second round once against Nick Anderson. Guerra won that fight via unanimous decision at Collosseum Combat XXIV.

GRANDSLAM: WAY OF THECAGE – July 13 01:00 AM ET (Internet Stream)

Nam Phan (18-13) MADU ACADEMY
VS
Kenichi Ito (12-11-8) Alliance-Square/Team Yudetamago
Phan
was a TUF 12 contestant and won fights in episode 1, 5, and 9 before Michael Johnson defeated him in episode 11 via Split Decision. Phan has 7 KO/TKO, 5 Submissions and 6 Decisions in his 18 wins.
Ito fighting out of Tokyo, Japan comes into this fight at a young 38 years of age. Ito has competed most of his pro career for Fighting Networking ZST promotion. This is a very interesting match up between two very experieced fighters.

PREMIER FC 16 – July 13 02:30 PM ET

Gustavo Kuhn (6-0) Boxer MMA/Team Link
VS
Stephen Stengels (5-10) Fights out of Massachusetts
Kuhn
has stacked up six victories with all being finishes never going past the second round. Kuhn is very well rounded with 3 KO/TKO’s and 3 Submissions. His most impressive victory came at a Fighter Extreme Championship with a Spinning Wheel Kick knockout against Fabiano Barreto in just :54 seconds July of 2011
Stengals have never fought past the second round and out of his five victories has only been out of the first round once. That was his last fight claiming victory over Joe Cronin via TKO/Ref Stoppage in the second round at a CFX event Sept 2013.

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