Sunday, March 20, 2016


The MMA world was focused on the Eastern Hemisphere this weekend with two major events in action in Myanmar and Australia respectively.

First up was ONE Championship 40 in Yangon, Myanmar. Flyweight Adriano Moraes rebounded from a split decision loss with a submission victory over Eugene Toquero. The submission (Brabo choke) came at 4:53 of round 1. Myanmar's own, Aung La N Sang defeated Mohamed Ali - no not that one - via guillotine at 2:38 of round 1 in the main event.

Heading south to Australia, UFC Fight Night 85 saw Lightweight Jake Matthews get a late finish over Johnny Case with a rear naked choke at 4:45 of round 3. Welterweight Neil Magny continued his impressive streak with a TKO of Hector Lombard at :46 of round 3. And in the main event Heavyweight Mark Hunt defeated Frank Mir via walk off KO at 3:01 of round 1.

Bellator has signed former TUF competitor and UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione.

Following his signature flip off the cage after a win, WSOF Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is still battling a potential suspension at the hands of the Boxing Commission in Colorado. The commission is said to have warned him not to do the celebration before the fight.

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Renan Barao will be moving up to Featherweight and facing Jeremy "Little Heathen" Stephens at UFC Fight Night 88.

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