Latest MMA News (Week 4 January 2019)

Phil De Fries to defend title against Tomasz Tarkun at KSW 47

According to reports, KSW has confirmed that Tomasz Narkun will look to grab the double champion status as the holder of light heavyweight title, coming face to face with Phil De Fries at one of the main events of KSW 47. The event will take place in Lodz, Poland on 23rd March. Initially, the sole main event was booked for Olympian Szymon Kolecki to take on Polish stalwart, Mariusz Pudzianowski, but now the two super fights will now be played as co-main events. Currently on a victory streak of four fights, De Fries has won both the test dates under the KSW banner. In his recent outing, he defended his heavyweight title for the first time by submitting Karol Bedorf of Poland. On the other hand, often considered a very promising talent outside of Bellator and UFC, Narkun has also had consecutive victories in his last two outings. This lightweight champion is currently on a massive eight-fight victory streak.

 

UFC Nashville fight roster includes Blaydes vs. Willis

On the UFC Brooklyn broadcast on Saturday, March 23rd was announced as the confirmed date for UFC’s upcoming show at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville. A number of bouts were also confirmed, which included the previously announced main event- the welterweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson. Added to the roster was a heavyweight bout between Justin Willis and Curtis Blaydes. Blaydes has been on a victory streak of five fights before being defeated in a rematch against Francis Ngannou at UFC Beijing. Having remained undefeated in four UFC outings, Willis recently has had a win over Mark Hunt. Other additions to UFC’s Tennessee trip are a strawweight contest between Angela Hill and Randa Markos as well as three flyweight bouts: Jennifer Maia vs. Alexis Davis, JussierFormiga vs. DeivesonFigueiredo and J J Aldrich vs. Maycee Barber.

 

UFC Prague to see Gian Villante vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

The latest fight to be added in the roster of UFC Prague is a light heavyweight contest between Michal Oleksiejczuk and Gian Villante. The fight is to take place at the O2 Arena on 23rd February. UFC announced the fight on its social media after Villante was seen revealing the name of his opponent in a media scrum last weekend. Villante’s last victory was a split decision win against Ed Herman, last October at UFC Moncton. Having contested his debut under the UFC banner in 2013, Villante has since had an even 7-7 record in the Octagon. Meanwhile, Oleksiejczuk debut decision win against Khalil Rountree was overturned to a no contest because he has tested positive in pre-fight screening, earning him a year’s suspension and a heavy fine.