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Shinobi War 11 – Full Results

Shinobi returned home this past weekend – Check out the results

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Shinobi FC returned to its’ original home of Deeside, North Wales this past weekend for Shinobi War 11 and MMAThread was there to cover the event.

THE RETURN OF SHINOBI SW11(Click the HD button)

Posted by Shinobi FC – Cage Warriors Academy Northwest on Saturday, 2 December 2017

The event marked the start of a landmark broadcast deal for the promotion who has recently partnered up with Cage Warriors to present the Cage Warriors Academy North West. The promotion has bagged itself a deal with renowned combat sports streaming service FITE.TV. FITE has a worldwide audience and is also the online PPV partner for the UFC, so this is indeed a very big deal for the promotion.

The event saw 19 bouts overall with 15 amateur bouts on the undercard followed by a 4 fight professional main card and boy did the fighters put on a show!

The first bout of the evening was over faster than it took for the MC to give the fighter introductions! Liam Molloy took on Wes O’Neill who was making his MMA debut – Liam came charging into his opponent and landed a nice straight left which stiffened up his opponent, after another flurry of punches Molloy landed another left hand which dropped his opponent and Molloy followed up with some precision ground and pound strikes forcing the referee to stop the contest at just 15 seconds of the first round.

Next inside the Shinobi cage was Sophie Keenan as she took on Lorraine Bellis – Both ladies were making their MMA debuts. Keenan quickly established her grappling, forcing Bellis up against the cage as she defended a takedown attempt which proved unsuccessful as Keenan took her opponent down and quickly established top mount before pulling off an armbar forcing Bellis to tap.

Former boxer Danny Dixon took on Danny Canning in a welterweight bout which sent the audience into a frenzy as he showcased his punching power, pulling off a tremendous knockout victory – Dixon opened the bout with a big right hook that caused Canning to buckle, he quickly followed up with a flurry of punches that put Canning on the canvas – A very dazed Cannon quickly scrambled for a takedown, forcing Dixon up against the cage, however, he couldn’t do much to Dixon on the ground, who managed to get the fight standing again – Here Dixon threw a spinning backfist, and immediatly followed up with a right hook which completely shut down Canning.

Sion Davies took his opponent Luis Da Costa to a split decision in their Flyweight bout, Conah Martin was stopped in the second round by Nathan Lambert, Damon Donald defeated Chris Caie in a Featherweight contest via some vicious ground and pound and Adam Darby submitted Keith Hughes via a rear naked choke.

Dave Jenkins of HAMMA battled it out against Sam Slater in a catchweight bout – Slater landed a well-timed, well-placed kick to the liver which completely shut Jenkins down.

In the final amateur bout, HAMMA’s Beau Gavin took on Tommy Martin for the Shinobi Lightweight Title – Martin started the bout well landing a takedown on Gavin within the first 30 seconds of round 1, following up with some good ground strikes – After a quick scramble both fighters got back to their feet and Martin continued to be in Gavin’s face landing with some decent shots – Gavin also got off some lovely shots of his own, and even landed a beautiful headkick whereby it fainted a knee to the head but switch it to a kick at the very last second.

It was the second round where Gavin really got into the stride of things, Martins aggressiveness allowed Gavin to slip his punches and land some nice counter left hands – Gavin then began getting creative with his striking landing some nice front kicks and spinning kicks before finally landing a solid right hand which rocked MartinGavin followed this up with some great ground and pound forcing the stoppage. This was a great fight for Gavin, and although it took a little longer for him to adapt to his opponent he still showcased some creative striking – There is talk of Gavin turning pro, and if that is the case there are some great fights for him in the near future.

In the professional main card Anthony O’Connor took on Ste HooperHooper pulled off a lovely triangle choke in the second round.

Jamie Lee defeated Callum Gahgan via split decision and in the Co-Main event, Dylan McLoughlin defeated Matt Bonner by a very controversial split decision. McLoughlin himself seem very frustrated by his performance and seemed a little shocked and somewhat angry when he was announced as the winner, even saying to his opponent that he won the fight.

In the main event of the evening Bobby Pallet took on John Ofken of Paris, the fight was a somewhat anti-climax to an otherwise thrilling evening of MMA action, this, however, was not as a result of the fighters. Ofken started the bout with a flying knee attempt which Pallet caught and unfortunately as he landed back on his feet his knee gave way causing it to desolate – The bout was immediately waved off and a disappointed Bobby Pallet was awarded the win – What was looking set to be a thrilling contest between the two never came to be, however, we hope to have a rematch between the pair somewhere down the line.

Shinobi will return once again in the new year and now with a deal with FITE TV the future is looking very bright for this promotion – With a deal with Cage Warriors in place, the sky really is the limit for Shinobi FC.

Shinobi FC 11 is still available to view free on FITE.TV so check it out HERE and Make sure you check out MMAThread.com for all your latest MMA News.

Full Results

Amateur Prelims

Catchweight Bout
Liam Molloy def Wes O’Neill – R1 0:15 – TKO (Ground & Pound)

Flyweight Bout
Sophie Keenan def Lorraine Bellis – R1 1:37 – Submission (Armbar)

Featherweight Bout
Abdullah Alkazrji def Cesar Valencia – Unanimous Decision

Featherweight Bout
Callum Smith def James Williams – R1 1:45 – Submission (Guillotine)

Welterweight Bout
Mariusz Mikolajewski vs. Elliott McGibbon – Split Draw

Welterweight Bout
Dion Wyton def Taylor Williams – Unanimous Decision

Bantamweight Bout
Chris Whitehead def Dave Williams – R1 1:33 – Submission (Guillotine)

Welterweight Bout
Danny Dixon def Danny Canning – R1 0:53 – KO

Welterweight Bout
Nathan Lambert def Conah Martin – R2 2:26 – TKO (Strikes)

Flyweight Bout
Sion Davies def Luis Da Costa – Split Decision

Featherweight Bout
Damon Donald def Chris Caei – R2 0:43 – TKO (Ground & Pound)

Lightweight Bout
Adam Darby def Keith Hughes – R2 2:16 – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Catchweight Bout
Sam Slater def Dave Jenkins – R1 1:17 – KO (Body Kick)

Shinobi FC – Amateur Lightweight Title Bout
Beau Gavin def Tommy Martin – R2  1:43 – TKO (Ground & Pound)

Main Card

Lightweight Bout
Ste Hooper def Anthony O’Connor – R2 2:19 – Submission (Triangle Choke)

Lightweight Bout
Jamie Lee def Callum Gahgan – Split Decision

Welterweight Bout
Dylan McLoughlin def Mathew Bonner – Split Decision

Welterweight Bout
Bobby Pallet def John Ofken – R1 0:07 – TKO

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LIVE! UFC 238 Weigh-In

WATCH! Live weigh-ins for UFC 238 as Henry Cejudo takes on Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight Title

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Tomorrow night (or Sunday morning if you’re in the UK) the UFC is back!

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UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo is set to face off against Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight title.

Cejudo was originally supposed to be in a much-rumoured rematch with T.J Dillashaw, after being T.J back in January to successfully defend his 125lb title.

However, things changed in March when T.J vacated his 135lb title after being flagged by USADA for a failed drug test.

In steps Marlon Moraes in what is expected to be a barn burner of a fight, and one in which Cejudo could become the next two-weight champion in the UFC.

In the co-main event UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko makes the first defense of her 125lb title after beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk in December for the then-vacant title.

Plus Tony Ferguson returns after some much-publicised personal issues outside of the cage to take on Donald Cerrone in what is expected to be a fight for the number one contender’s spot.

The winner is expected to face off against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier which is set to take place at UFC 242 in September.

Watch the Weigh-Ins LIVE below

Full Fight Card:

EARLY PRELIMS (UFC Fight Pass)

Women’s Flyweight (125lb)
Katlyn Chookagain vs Joanne Calderwood

Bantamweight (135lb)
Eddie Wineland vs Grigory Popov

Middleweight (185lb)
Bevon Lewis vs Darren Stewart

Women’s Strawweight (115lb)
Xiaonan Yan vs Angela Hill

PRELIMS (ESPN / BT SPORT 1)

Featherweight (145lb)
Ricardo Lamas vs Calvin Kattar

Women’s Strawweight (115lb)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Alexa Grasso

Bantamweight (135lb)
Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz

Women’s Strawweight (115lb)
Tatiana Suarez vs Nina Ansaroff

MAIN CARD (PPV / BT SPORT 1)

Heavyweight (265lb)
Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov

Bantamweight (135lb)
Jimmie Rivera vs Petr Yan

Lightweight (155lb)
Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone

UFC Women’s Flyweight Title (125lb)
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye

UFC Bantamweight Title (135lb)
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes

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Andy Ruiz Jr. wants $50 million to face Anthony Joshua in the U.K for rematch.

Andy Ruiz Jr. demands $50 million to face Anthony Joshua in U.K rematch

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Andy Ruiz Jr. is on top of the world after defeating Anthony Joshua this past Saturday, and now he’s calling all the shots.

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Currently it is unclear where or when, if at all, a rematch will happen. AJ has stated in the post-fight press conference that he “didn’t has about a rematch clause” because he was so confident he’d beat the Mexican heavyweight.

However, despite Joshua’s comments his promoter Eddie Hearn insists there is a rematch clause and they reckon the fight will take place in November, December.

This is however, all based on whether Matchroom can get a deal with the newly crowned champion. The ball is now of course in Andy Ruiz Jr’s. hands.

In an interview with Fight Hub Ruiz has recently stated that he will take the rematch, but if AJ & Hearn want it in the UK then they are going to have to dig deep in their pockets to make it happen!

“I think they said November, December but right now my team are negotiating. I gotta stay busy, healthy and be ready for the rematch”.

“I would love it to be in Mexico or the United States, but it all depends on what we negotiate. If they want me to go over there (U.K) then they have to give me $50 million dollars”.

Ruiz also stated that he expects Joshua to fight differently but he will once again come out victorious.

“I have the faster hands and I can take a punch” said Ruiz.

So what do you think? Will Anthony Joshua face Ruiz in the U.K or will Mexico get a star studded night of action? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to check back with MMAThread for all the latest MMA & Fighting News.

 

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GSP set to announce retirement – Khabib offers one final fight

GSP expected to announce retirement. BUT, Khabib may throw a spanner in the works

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Former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Georges St-Pierre is expected to announce his official retirement tomorrow in a planned press conference

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GSP was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 217 in November of 2017 when he submitted then UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping to snatch the title, becoming a two-weight champion.

Since then GSP has been out of action due to ulcerative colitis which forced him to vacate the Middleweight Title just over a month after winning. Since then GSP has been linked to ‘super fights’ with various opponent including Conor McGregor, Anderson Silva and most recently UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Today news broke that GSP has arranged for a press conference to take place tomorrow, where according to multiple sources, he is expected to officially announce his retirement. This comes after GSP says he wanted a fight with Khabib to become a three-weight champion (the first in UFC history) since that fight never materialised he now wishes to call an end to his fighting career for good.

However, since the news broke, Khabib has called out GSP stating that “he doesn’t want to be the reason St-Pierre retires” and that he wants to give the former champion one last fight. Khabib’s most recent outing inside the Octagon was a submission win over former Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in what was the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history, however, after the win Khabib scaled the cage and attacked Conor’s cornermen causing a brawl both inside and outside the cage.

Khabib received a 6 month suspension and a fine for the NSAC, however, Khabib’s training partners received 12 month suspensions and Khabib has gone on to state that he will not fight for the UFC until their suspensions are up, if that’s the case we won’t see Khabib inside the Octagon until at least November at the very earliest – Only time can tell now whether the time frame suits GSP’s desires, or if this is truly the end for one of the greatest fighters to have ever graced the Octagon.

If this truly is the end for GSP, then he leaves behind a legacy that many fighters will look up to, unbeaten for 13 straight fights, two-time UFC Welterweight Champion and one-time UFC Middleweight Champion. GSP is truly heading for the MMA Mount Rushmore.

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Cage Warriors 101 – Live Results & Updates

Live results from Cage Warriors 101

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Cage Warriors returns to Liverpool for an action-packed night of fights for Cage Warriors 101 – Full results and fight card details are below.

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Cage Warriors North West Undercard

Adam Shelley vs Marcus Lewis – CWA Lightweight Title Bout
Adam Shelley – R1 – TKO

Joffe Houlton vs Carl Dilks – Light Heavyweight
Joffe Houlton – R1 – SUB – Kimura

Adam Caldwell vs Ben Petches-Kelly – Lightweight
Ben Petches-Kelly – DEC

Harrison Teare vs Tom Somerset – Welterweight
Tom Somerset – R1 – TKO

Oskar Stachura vs Jamie Hayes – Welterweight
Jamie Hayes – R1 – TKO

Teddy Stringer vs Richie Lunt – Lightweight
Teddy Stringer – R1 – TKO

Danny Dixon vs Mariusz Mikolajewski – Welterweight
Mariusz Mikolajewski – R1 – SUB – Rear Naked Choke

Cage Warriors Under Card

James Sheehan vs Ian Garry – Welterweight
Ian Garry – Decision – 30-25, 30-25, 30-27

Andrew Lofthouse vs Gavin Kelly – Featherweight
Gavin Kelly – Decision – 30-27

Anthony O’Connor vs Steven Hooper – Lightweight
Anthony O’Connor – DEC

Mark Kinsella vs Tomasz Wojtyna – Welterweight
Mark Kinsella – DEC – 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Adam Wilson vs Harry Ettridge – Bantamweight
Adam Wilson – DEC

Main Card

MAIN EVENT
Tom Aspinall vs Sofiane Boukichou – Heavyweight
Tom Aspinall – R1 – KO

Bryan Creighton vs Manuel Bilić – Bantamweight
Manuel Bilic – R3 – Technical Submission

Tim Barnett vs Adam Ventre – 160lbs catchweight
Tim Barnett – R2 – KO

Matt Bonner vs Madars Fleminas – Welterweight
Madars Fleminas – SPLIT DEC – 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Mick Stanton vs Jenaid Ebanks – Middleweight
Mick Stanton – DEC – 30-26, 30-26, 30-25

 

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