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Shinobi War 11 – Full Results

Shinobi returned home this past weekend – Check out the results



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 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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Cage Warriors 96 Live Results



Cage Warriors 96 takes place today, live from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

The main event will see Liverpool’s Paddy Pimblett take on Soren Bak for the CW Lightweight Title – Also featuring on the card is Jonas Billstein as he takes on latecomer Mick Stanton on less than 24 hours notice – Jonas was expected to face off against Lee Chadwick who would be making his second defence of the Middleweight Title, however, Chadwick failed to make weight and was instantly stripped of his title on the scales – Jonas will now face Stanton for the now vacant CW Middleweight Title. The event will also see an amateur Grand Prix tournament.

Check out the results below live as they happen

Fight Card:

CW Academy North West Undercard (NON-TELEVISED)

Luke Bennett vs Sam Irving
Sam Irving def Luke Bennett – R1 0:54 – Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Mike Thompson vs Sean Alpin
Mike Thompson def Sean Alpin – Unanimous Decision – 30-27, 30-27, 30-26

JJ Jones vs Liam Carrol
JJ Jones def Liam Carrol – Split Decision –  29-28 28-29 29-28

CW Academy NW Grand Prix Semi-Finals

David Piotrowicz vs Carl Dilks
David Piotrowicz def Carl Dilks – TKO (Ground & Pound) – R2 0:44

Ivan Blanita vs Adam Cullen
Ivan Blanita def Adam Cullen – R2 – Submission (Americana)

Constantine Blanita vs Danny Williams
Constantine Blanita def Danny Willaims – Unanimous Decision – 30-25, 30-25, 30-25

Scott Harvey vs Liam Molloy

Prelims (6:30 pm – Sports Bible – Facebook)

Liam Gittins vs Kevin Cordero Lopez
Liam Gittins def Kevin Cordero Lopez – R1 4:36 – TKO

Anthony O’Connor vs Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar

Sam Creasey vs Conor Hignett
Sam Creasey def Conor Hignett – R1 4:03 – TKO (Ground & Pound)

Elliot Jenkins vs Mahmod Faour
Mahmod Faour def Elliot Jenkins – R2 – TKO

Main Card  (9pm – BT Sports / UFC Fight Pass)

Tim Barnett vs Matthew Bonner
Tim Barnett draws Matthew Bonner – Majority Draw -28-27, 28-28, 28-28

Nicolas Dalby vs Roberto Allegretti
Nicolas Dalby def Roberto Allegretti – R2 – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Jack Grant vs Aleksi Mantykivi
Jack Grant def Aleksi Mantykivi – R1 4:20 – KO

Vacant Middleweight Title Bout
Mick Stanton vs Jonas Billstein
Jonas Billstein (C) def Mick Stanton – R1 3:20 – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Vacant Lightweight Title Fight
Paddy Pimblett vs Soren Bak
Soren Bak def Paddy Pimblett – Unanimous Decision – 48-44, 48-45, 48-46

Keep checking back with MMAThread as we will be bringing you all the live backstage interviews with all your Cage Warriors 96 fighters.

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Cage Warriors 96 Preview

Cage Warriors returns to Liverpool as both Paddy Pimblett and Lee Chadwick fight in title bouts



Cage Warriors returns to the Echo Arena, Liverpool this Saturday, September 1st. The event is headlined by a lightweight title fight between Liverpool’s own Paddy “The Baddy” Pimbeltt and Demark’s Søren Bak

Paddy Pimblett (14-2-0) is fighting for the second time at Lightweight since moving up a weight class after losing his Featherweight Title to Nad Narimani back in 2017 at CW82.

Soren Bak (11-1-0) comes into this fight riding a three-fight winning streak with submission wins over Alexander Jacobsen and Martin Stapleton – This will mark Bak’s fourth Cage Warriors appearance.

Also fighting on the card is another Liverpool native, Lee “The Butcher” Chadwick (24-13-1). Chadwick is on a three-fight winning streak and is set to defend his Middleweight Title for the first time since beating Victor Cheng for the vacant strap back at CW88 in October 2017.

Chadwick’s opponent will be in the form of Germany’s Jonas Billstein (19-5-1), who himself is on a four-fight winning streak and is making his Cage Warriors debut. Billstein is a veteran of Bellator and ACB. His last fight back in May ended in a majority draw, but before that, he has won his previous two bouts, both by way of second-round submission.

Several other big names on the UK regional scene are also set to square off including the likes of Jack Grant (14-4-0), Connor Hignett (6-3-0) Liam Gittins (2-0-0) and Mick Stanton (3-2-0).

As well as a pack main card and prelims, before the show even begins fans will be treated to a wrath of amateur bouts, as Cage Warriors Academy: North West returns to action. The amateur card will feature a title bout at Light Heavyweight between David Piotrowicz and Carl Dilks, as well as a scrap for the Welterweight Title, as Ivan Blanita takes on Adam Cullen – Then at Lightweight, Ireland’s Constantin Blanita will take on Wales’ Danny Williams, and finally at Featherweight Scott Harvey will take on Liam Molloy for the title.

Cage Warriors 96 will take place this Saturday, September 1st from the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The event will air live on BT Sports for the UK fans and UFC Fight Pass for international viewers.

MMAThread will be live at the event conducting post-fight interviews with all your winners so be sure to check back, and don’t forget to comment below and share.

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Ferguson return targeted for UFC 229

Tony Ferguson will face Anthony Pettis at UFC 229



Former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson is set to make his return to the octagon on the main PPV card of UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor

Ferguson, whose MMA record currently sits at 23-3 (12-1 UFC) has been out of action since April after injuring his knee whilst tripping over production cables. This injury forced him out of his then highly anticipated bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov and forced the UFC to strip him of his Interim title – Instead of facing the new UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib upon his return, Ferguson will instead take on another former UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis.

The bout was revealed earlier today and will be added to the huge PPV card that is UFC 229, which features a Lightweight Title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and returning former Champion, Conor McGregor – It is unclear at this time where the fight will be placed on the card, but it is highly likely the bout will indeed be on the PPV portion of the event, if not Co-Main event.

Anthony Pettis (21-7 MMA, 8-6 UFC) comes into this fight with a submission win over Michael Chiesa back in July at UFC 226Petits, who was the last ever WEC Lightweight Champion, won his UFC Lightweight Title after beating Benson Henderson back at UFC 164 in 2013, he defended the belt once, before losing to Rafel Dos Anjos in 2015. Pettis is currently 3-2 in his last five UFC outings.

As things now stand UFC 229’s fight card is as follows:

Main Event – UFC Lightweight Title Bout:
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs Conor McGregor
Co-Main Event – Heavyweight Bout:
Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov
Lighteweight Bout:
Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis
Flyweight Bout:
Sergio Pettis vs Jussier Formiga
Light Heavyweight Bout:
Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes
Welterweight Bout:
Ryan LaFlare vs Tony Martin
Women’s Bantamweight Bout:
Lina Lansberg vs Yana Kunitskaya
Women’s Strawweight Bout:
Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig
Bantamweight Bout:
Sean O’Malley vs Jose Alberto Quinonez
Lightweight Bout:
Gray Maynard vs Nik Lentz

UFC 229 comes to you live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6th on PPV.

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“Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega is next” – Dana White

Brian Ortega has taken Frankie Edgar’s shot at the featherweight title by knocking him out.



Brian Ortega walked into UFC 222 on Saturday and took the right to be Max Holloway’s next challenger for the featherweight title.

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Ortega stepped in to fight Frankie Edgar in the evening’s co-main event after Holloway, who was originally scheduled to headline the card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against Edgar, had to pull out of the fight due to injury.

Ortega left no doubt in anyone’s mind as to who should be the next contender for the belt as he became the first man to finish the former lightweight champion, and in the opening round no less.

UFC president Dana White confirmed at the UFC 222 post-fight press conference that Ortega is next in line for Holloway.

“The fact we now have a title fight with him against Holloway, you know, Holloway looked incredible against Jose Aldo in his last fight and I’m excited about this” White said.

The only thing that surprised White about Ortega’s performance was the fact the submission specialist got the job done by way of his strikes.

“The guy is so incredible and well-rounded” White said of Ortega. “You’d think when he goes in and fights Frankie Edgar you’d bet anything he’s going to submit him if he’s going to win. And then he goes and knocks him out in the first round. This kid is super talented and has an incredible personality.”

The fight could well take place at UFC 226 in Las Vegas with both fighters already saying they would like to fight on the card, it’s just depending on Holloway getting cleared to fight by the doctors.

“I just saw Max, he came on The Ultimate Fighter as one of the coaches” White said. “He looks good, he’s walking good and, I don’t know, we gotta see what his doctor says and when he’s cleared, we’ll make that fight immediately.”

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