Sexyama to make ONE debut next month
Yoshihiro Akiyama fights former welterweight title contender Agilan Thani in the co-main event of ONE: Legendary Quest on 6/20 at Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China. The event will stream live and free on the Super App. Sexyama, 43, hasn't fought since a Split Dccision loss to Alberto Mina at UFC Fight Night 79 on November 28, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.
Brave CF champ: I'd massacre UFC fighters one by one
New Brave CF lightweight champion Luan Santiago, 24, coming off a spinning elbow KO win over former champ Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady was asked if he''ll go to the UFC: “Maybe. The best fighters are in Brave, so it’s obvious I would massacre them one by one. 80% of the UFC fighters are not as technical as the ones on the Brave roster. If I cross over, it’ll be just to confirm what I’m saying now. It’s a matter of time before I show the world that me and my team are on the top of the weight class.” h/t BE
Alex Volkanovski finally home after infection ordeal
Relax Gaming to release Buffer branded video slots games
Online casino content supplier Relax Gaming has announced its first branded content agreement, joining forces with two distinctive voices from the world’s of boxing and MMA for Let’s Get Ready to Rumble and It’s Time. The slots games are to feature likenesses and catchphrases from Bruce “The Voice of MMA” Buffer and his brother Michael “The Voice of Champions” Buffer. Bruce: “My brother and I are thrilled to be entering the world of video slots with a team as professional as Relax Gaming. Its ability to capture the essence and exhilaration of fight night has resulted in a hugely entertaining project. Sports fans, especially those keen on boxing and MMA, will have the opportunity to strive for greatness with two games that promise to deliver. To sports and gaming fans everywhere, we look forward to seeing you in the ring!” h/t Casino Beats
Coach ranks potential opponents for Khabib Nurmagomedov
AKA founder Javier Mendez: “Talking about four potential rivals for Khabib I can give my assessment from the [least] dangerous to the most dangerous. Max Holloway - the easiest for Khabib. Max has good boxing but it lacks the power to the lightweight division. Next on the list is Dustin Poirier. He’s got stamina and versatility. Tony Ferguson is my second choice. His elbows are very dangerous. And finally [the] number one contender for me is still Conor. His boxing is special, that’s his chance.” Blessed fights Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on 7/27, and Conor talks with Dana ... soon. h/t SportsDaily.ru
BRAVE signs undefeated bantamweight sensation Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria, born in Germany but representing Georgia and Spain, has six victories in his professional career, all of them coming via submission. All opponents but one tapped out within the first five minutes. Topuria fights out of Allstars gym, in Stockholm, Sweden, home of BRAVE contenders Guram Kutateladze and Khamzat Chimaev, as well as MMA stars Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latifi and is accustomed to fighting overseas.Yousef Nasser, Head of BRAVE Athlete Relations: "Ilia is the latest in a string of incredible talents coming out of Allstars, in Sweden. Along with Guram and Khamzat, Allstars have a real chance of threatening for the Bantamweight, Lightweight and Middleweight titles."