Fighters on the Rise
Fight Club OC – May 15 10:00 PM ET
Rachael Cummings (2-1) Reign Training Center-Started her pro career in 2013 and has a two fight win streak.Cummings will toe the line against Cynthia Calvillo (0-0) Daral Horse Gym, this will be Calvillo pro debut. Calvillo amateur career was very impressive winning 7 out of 8 fights. Good battle between two women warrior’s.
Prize fighting Championship 6 – May 16 @ 09:00 PM ET GFL.TV Order & Watch For Life
Sarah Mcleod (0-0) Mid-America Martial Arts-Fighting out of Omaha, NE is set to make her pro debut against Shawna Lang (0-0) fighting out of N.Dakota also making her pro debut. Mcleod normally fights at strawweight & flyweight but will step up and meet Lang in this Bantamweight battle. Should be an interesting match up!Titan FC 28 – May 16 10:00 PM ET Televised & Live Streamed on CBS Sport Net & RearNakedSmoke.net
Gaston ‘Tonga’ Reyno (0-0) Glory MMA & Fitness-Reyno will be making his pro debut & has finished his last 3 amateur fights via KO/TKO. Reyno will lock horns with David Nelson (1-2) fighting out of Oklahoma and a 1-1 record fighting in Extreme Fight Night. Great fight for both fighters.
Lappeenranta Fight Night May 17 05:00 AM ET
Katji Kankaanpaa (8-1-1) Botnia Punishment- Katji who’s nickname is the ‘Killer Bunny’ went 8-0-1 in her first nine pro fights. Her only loss came in her last fight against Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision at Invicta FC 7. She’ll go head to head against the Ukraine born Alyona Rassohyna (8-2) Oplot Team. Rassohyna is currently on a four fight win streak and has fought most of her fights at Oplot MMA, submitting most of her opponents via armbar.Very tough fight for both fighters with the winner making another step to the top.
BattleGround MMA 4 May 17 08:00 PM ET
Dustin Freeman vs Hector Artega – Both fighters making their pro debut with very successful amateur careers. This fight has Fight of the Night possibilities. Artega will have a slight advantage with being the more experienced fighter. Artega is very well known for fighting the toughest around. This fight will definitely be full of excitement.
Shamrock FC: High Stakes May 17 08:30 PM ET
Jason Witt (3-1) vs Jeremiah Denson (0-0) Both guys fighting out of KC, Missouri, This will be Denson’s pro debut and will be the second time these two have met. Witt claimed victory over Denson the first time they met in the amateur ranks via TKO/KO due to strikes in the 1st Rd. I think this is going to be an explosive fight with lots of action.
KSW 27: Cage Time May 17 02:00 PM ET (RearNakedSmoke.net) Live Stream
I wanted to throw a bonus fight in here for all you pro debuter’s. These two fighters have been fighting for more than 10 years professionally & has sixty wins between the two with only 9 losses, very impressive.
Mamed Khalidov (28-4-2) Arrachion MMA Olsztyn/ KSW Team VS Maiquel Falcao (32-5) fighting out of Pararai, Brazil
Both these fighters have fought some big name fighters. Khalidov has recorded wins over M.Manhoef, K.Grove J.Irvin just to name a few. Falcao winner of his last 14 out of 16 with his most recent loss coming from the hands of Alexandria Shlemenko. Very dangerous & experience fighters. Great pre fight fix before the Bellator 120. This event will be LIVE Streaming at RearNakedSmoke.net.
These are my picks for Fights of the Week & Fighter’s on the Rise. Most all these fights are fighters making their pro debut. You just never know when that next rising star is gonna walk into that cage.
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