Christian Lee vs Saygid Izagakhmaev Lightweight Title
One Championship superstar moved up to Welterweight defeating Kiamrian Abbasov for the Welterweight Title. Christian Lee ground & pound finish in the 4th round. Growing into his body, Looked strong but can tell he was gassed post first round as he wasn’t used the extra weight. However bit down at his mouth piece for three extra rounds, Ending with a win.
Congratulations on Christian Lee earning double champ status but definitely should remain at Lightweight and defend his Lightweight title against Khabib’s protege Saygid Izagakhmaev. Called out Christian Lee after destroying Shinya Aoki. Dagestani #1 prospect ready for the challenge.
“He [Lee] did a really great job today and I think I did the same, so if we fight it will be a very spectacular fight,” Izagakhmaev said. “We will collect a lot of people in this arena. I’m sure we will one day face each other, either next fight or the fight after that. I’m ready for this.” Saygidhttps://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3200293/one-championship-saygid-izagakhmaev-warns-christian-lee-focus-me-and-not-ufcs-islam-makhachev
Christian Lee vs Saygid Izagakmaev will bring sold out crowd, Millions of eyeballs on the set with right marketing. Interesting matchup with two different fighting styles. Christian Lee with Pankration background vs Saygid Sambo fighting style. Matchup can be GREAT fight, Enhancing the brand of the One Championship Lightweight division.
Stephen Loman Sit and Wait for Lineker vs Andrade
Next Filipino great defeated the former Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes, Earning himself title shot in 2023. Defeating world class fighter who was steps ahead of the Brazilian great. Congratulations to Loman for putting himself in this position, Eying the Bantamweight prospect for few years now and finally getting the recognition he rightfully deserves.
Earn more recognition facing the winner of Lineker vs Andrade fight at One Prime Video 7. Loman should sit and wait for his title shot opportunity, Spring of 2023. Recover than train becoming the best possible title challenger.
“Stephen [Loman] looked amazing. He’s normally a counter striker, but he came out very aggressive. His takedown defense was outstanding. And the fact that you can control a jiu-jitsu world champion as decorated as Bibi, that’s just crazy to me, and I definitely think he’s ready for a title shot.” Chatri Sityodtong
Loman looked excellent in pressure cooker moment. Really appreciate him fighting hard and putting on show for the fans.
John Lineker matchup- Loman can match Lineker’s explosiveness, pace and power. Pankration fighting style, Fundamental striker with nice low leg kicks. Grappling advantage for Loman for successfully defending Fernandes rear naked chokes, Tossing him like a child. Loman better conditioning as Lineker is wild sometimes throws heavy hands and doesn’t conserve his energy. Loman can take advantage of it and break him in the later rounds. Interesting matchup however with STRONG Bantamweights no way this goes five rounds picture a finish in third round at best.
Fabricio Andrade matchup- Striker vs Striker. Andrade Muay Thai STUD is a killer, One of the best One Championship MMA strikers showing beautiful striking displays. Andrade definitely can clip Loman by multiple punch combination. Loman’s solid distance control, Range fighting and strength advanage can help Loman win. Addition to Loman’s grappling advantage and underrated Jiu-Jitsu.
Usman Nurmagomedov vs Tofiq Musayev
Khabib’s cousin displayed masterful performance against Patricky Pitbull, Winning the Bellator Lightweight title with ease.
Every fight for Usman has been dominant, Gradually building Khabib’s cousin career but time to give him huge test in the first round of the 2023 Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix… Matchup against Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix winner, Tofiq Musayev.
#1 Lightweight Contender only 1-0 with Bellator but 20-4 overall dominating Patricky Pitbull in the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix final. Before signing with Bellator was considered one of the best Lightweights in the world. Usman fighting Tofiq would be an incredible fight on paper and easily his toughest fight to date.
Tofiq confident in his abilities hungry for the chance to fight Usman. Giving him his first blemish on his undefeated record
“I think I will be participating in the grand prix, and the first fight I want to fight Usman,” Musayev told MMA Junkie this past Friday at Bellator 288 in Chicago. “Whoever they give me, I’m going to fight no matter what. But my preference is to fight Usman for the belt because I’m the No. 1 contender right now.” Tofiq Musayevhttps://sports.yahoo.com/tofiq-musayev-wants-spot-grand-143021725.html
Usman Nurmagomedov vs Tofiq Musayev I hope happens. World Class Lightweights from the hills of Dagestan and Azerbaijan.
Timur Khizriev vs Justin Gonzales
Impressive performance by the new Dagestan Featherweight, No easy fight got matched up with Daniel Weichel. Long time Bellator veteran and has lot more MMA experience.
Standout debut win for Khizriev, Earned himself #8th Bellator Featherweight ranking and I guarantee he won’t remain there much longer.
Love to see Timur face off against Justin Gonzales #7th ranked Featherweight. #7th ranked featherweight is on two fight Bellator winning streak wins against solid fighter Andrew Fisher & Kai Kamaka. Gonzales definitely will be up to the challenge since he accepted a fight with Aaron Pico.
Khizriev defeats a tough gritty Featherweight it will be title shot season in 2023. Justin Gonzales pulls off the upset he’ll make a lot of bettors happy and make sure to put his name in the mix for featherweight title shot.
Archie Colgan vs Peter Queally
Standout fight on the prelims was Bellator Lightweight prospect Archie Colgan. What an easy 1-2-3 performance.
Athletic ability stood out, Skills were there. Incredible performance and great call out against Peter Queally at Bellator 291 Dublin.
Tough call out fight as Peter Queally former Bellator Lightweight title challenger, fought Benson Henderson. However Archie comes from Denver out of Genesis Fight Team. Wrestling coach is Ben Cherrington 2006 Division 1 Champion and coached by UFC Vet Justin Salas.
In addition to training out of Genesis trains with Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje. Usman mentoring him beside sparring. Watching the Anatomy of Fighter see Archie flying with Kamaru on his UFC travels. Showing him what it’s like to be UFC Champion.
Division One wrestler out of Wyoming, Big 12 Champ, Freestyle Wrestling Champion such a great wrestling background mixed with athletic gifts and MMA skills can dominate Peter Queally with his strong wrestling ability.
“I love wrestling, it’s the best skillet. So I definitely want to wrestle, but we’ll see how the exchanges start because every round starts on the feet. We’ll see how those exchanges end and if he can take what I dish out, eventually we will go to the ground yeah.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/11/bellator-288-archie-colgan-happy-to-show-off-hands-but-doesnt-want-to-get-away-from-wrestling
Jack Della Maddalena vs Luque or Rodriguez UFC 284
MVP of the Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Ion Cutelaba fight is rising Australian Middleweight prospect. Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series is off to hot start with three straight first round KO’s.
Jack Della Maddalena made his name become recognized with this UFC Fight Night, Standing out from the rest taking advantage of the easy opportunity. Knocking out Danny Roberts in the first round, Earning himself 50k bonus.
Post fight requested to be on UFC 284 Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski card, Perth Australia. Fighting in front of his hometown crowd of Perth, Australia.
“Anybody in Perth would be ideal and then just on a bigger and better year next year.”https://www.sportbible.com/mma/jack-della-maddalena-ufc-next-big-thing-ko-streak-20221121
Asked about fighting ranked opponents and he was down to fight them. For example Vicente Luque and Daniel Rodriguez. Two of the best strikers in the Welterweight Division.
“Either one of those is awesome,” he concluded. “I don’t know where they’re ranked, but yeah, just those two names — they’re good names. You know, the Perth crowd will blow the roof off in there.”https://www.mmamania.com/platform/amp/2022/11/20/23468925/jack-della-maddalena-next-fight-vicente-luque-daniel-rodriguez-ufc-284-perth-australia
Jack Della Maddalena gradually becoming one of the best strikers in the Welterweight Division, Boxing is so crisp and smooth. Clean strikes to the body. Jack can finish either Luque or Rodriguez, Showcase fight for potential UFC Rookie of the Year Candidate.
“It would be a dream come true to fight on the biggest stage of martial arts and do do it right in the backyard. All my friends and family can come, it’s going to be pretty wild.
“I’d love for the Perth fight to join the top 15 or be right there, ready to kick the door in.”https://www.sportingnews.com/au/mma/news/jack-della-maddalena-next-fight-danny-roberts-ufc-fight-night-215-ufc-284-perth/tage50gu6pscusybtckhpofr