A big week for Sydney Fights, due to the buy out of NJMMA we were able to secure a couple superstars at 322k+, and could fill some more roster spots, this is contrary to the roster shortage, that is planned to take us down to 3 fight cards per week, but as long as there is talent out there I'm ready to incorporate it, and make the Organisation better on the long run. This also means we'll be going on 4 fight cards a week at least another 4-5 weeks.
In other big news, 155 RISE Champ Stud Toddler was signed to a 1 superfight deal by SyFi, in all likelyhood it is expected he'll face current SyFi Champ Bernardo de Barros in a superfight, also contracts are not yet signed.....
So now to this weeks action: We have 3 packed weekend cards, with 2 title fights on Sunday,
let's start of with those:
Main Event Sunday:
185 title fight
Iso Paa v Dan Gee
Iso Paa (8-1) is ready to defend his just won belt for the first time. Paa took down Wayne Benning by TKO in Round 2, and is on an 8 fight win streak, all in SyFi. The Original Syfi product faces Dan Gee (12-1), who after starting his career in Bumfights likewise hasn't lost at SyFi, winning all his 4 bouts in our Sydney Prime Organisation. Gee won the right to be the No. 1 Challenger against Jacob Rees Mogg, an impressive Island trasfer, that spotted a 13-1 record.
Looking at both fighters styles, both fighters are thrilling stand-up fighters, that know how to grind out a decision, but that more often send their opponent to the Canvas. Both rely on wrestling aqnd Muay Thai as their prime skills, while Iso Paa may be the better all round fighter. Well, all in all this should be a great fight of two evenly matched fighters, where an prediction is so tough to make.
205 title fight:
Mister McNasty v Corey Smith Jr
After his impressive trilogy with Kevin Comeau, who as a result retired from MMA, Mister McNasty is on top of SFCs 205 division again. McNasty (13-4) lost his first fight at SyFi in July to Comeau, but battled his way back beating Cassidy to get a rematch, and TKO Comeau in Round 5, after dominating him 4 long rounds. Corey Smith jr. (8-1) perhaps has gone under the radar for some, but after loosing in his 2nd fight to Benjamin Bronckhorsten all has been up for him, and while Bronckhorsten is a midcarder, Smith jr. Won 7 in a row, beating talent like former champ Camara, Vesa and Zexi. His fight against Zexi was declared a No. 1 Challenger fight, and he took a Unanimous Decision, his 3rd fight over the distance, while all others where (T)KO, 2 of them KO of the night performance. McNasty lost his only SyFi fight by Decision, while all others by (T)Ko were wins. Both fighters here also guarantue a stand up battle, with both excelling in Boxing. Watch for a big long brutal battle, where McNasty is the paper favourite, but don't count Smith out.
Other days Main and Co-Main Event fights:
145 Ruben Nevez vs. Micky Munday
Friday is for the smaller weight classes, with all fights at 135,145 and 155, here we see 2 challenging 145 fighters, that with a win can likely qualify for a No. 1 Contender fight. Ruben nevez (9-4) is a veteran, that came from the Island, and surprisingly beat Chief Cheyenne, who we'll see in the Co-Main, by TKO in his first SyFi fight. With all the Island Hype, this catapulted him to No. 2 in the SyFi Rankings. Micky Munday, likewise is in his 2nd SyFi fight, he submitted John mills, and went to 5-1 being the former Torcida champ, the veteran enters this fight as the high flying favourite, a submission in Round 1 would be no surprise here either.
145 Chief Cheyenne vs. Wilner Fatiman
Cheyenne(12-2) rides high on his Island Popularity, and that keeps him high in the cards, after loosing the Island Round 3 fight, he lost suprisingly to Ruben Nevez, and now wants to get his career on track, and an opponent like Fatiman can be the chance to do that, Fatiman (9-6) is a long time EFA veteran, who beat Joca Carioca in his SyFi debut in unspectacular fashion by Decision. He is the clear underdog, but if he can get this fight to the ground he will have his chances.
155 Verneri Ahma vs. Xavier Merlin
The Main Fight on the undercard features a likely Championship Fight qualifier, but while all the talk is about the potential super fight, in this fight a new Top Contender for the title might be found. Ahma is 6-0 beating superstars Lermontov and Coburn, who is the last 155 champ of Torcida, as the Org closed down. That fight gave Ahma lots of hype, and so he enters the fight against former Champ Xavier Merlin (9-4). Merlin is known for his comeback qualities, but was denied re winning his title by DeBarros recently. A title he won against Evan Page, and lost to Jorghino Marcelo in his first defense. So both fighters will be severly tested here.
In other action former 155 champ Gennady Golovkin meets Evan Page for a rematch, in the first matchup of this two Page won in a fight of the night by Decision, Page qualified for a title fight against Merlin, but lost that by submission. Both fighters had a rocky road after their title fights, but want a win here to get back in title contention.
In the next fight, another former 155 champ Jorghino Marcelo tries to break a 2 fight loosing streak, that started with a loss to de Barros in a title fight, faces Danny Greene and wants to get back to winning ways.
Speaking of former Champs and gettin back on track, the same can be said about Gideon Navarro (9-3), who faces Steve Butabi (14-3) in the Saturday Main Event. It's not often you have fighters on a 2 fight loosing streak to meet in a Main Event, but both fighters have seen the highest spheres, and hold the popularity to fill an Arena. Navarro became the SyFi 170 Champ in May, and defended his belt succesful twice against Collins and Daugthrey(the current champ), before loosing twice to Roy Whittaker. In both fights Navarro simply didn't have Whittakers number, and got TKOed in fights he seemed to be in. So now he needs to get back against Butabi, who joined SyFi from the Island, but lost to Ross Warring in his SyFI debut, and wants to return to his winning Island paths.
Jamison Cassidy v Krit Leekpai
A battle of 2 205 contenders, that certainly had their setbacks already, but have gotten back on the winning path. Cassidy (7-1) lost his pre-to-last fight against Champion McNasty, and while his unbeaten status was gone, his MMA quality is still rising, so in a quest to return to the top, he beat Marky Mark, a dangerous fighter by Submission in his last outing. Now the submission specialist takes on Leekpai, in a rematch of the two. Leekpai since their fight in July has won 2 fights, and so he accepted the battle again. Clearly a good boxer, and winning all fights by (T) KO, Leekpai needs a better strategy to keep it standing this time. As he lost by submission in the first outing.
Just a quick look, at 170 Power Shark faces Ross Warring, while Shark has had an up and down start to SyFi fighting, Warring is on a 4 fight win streak he wants to keep going.
At 185 Arthur Menezes faces Wagner Resende in a Brazilian Battle of Warriors, while at 205 KruKru Tipitapa and Petr Antonovich want to rebound from their first SyFi defeats.
Sundays other fights:
Also just a quick look, as the card presents the 2 title fights:
At 265 in a veteran battle Dean Malenko faces Akamu Kalani , while Kalani makes his SyFi debut, Malenko was succesfull against Childress in his first SyFi battle.
At 205 Marky Mark and Bann Harrow both want to get back to winning ways in their careers, as they lost recently, Jimi Toa, in his SyFi debut vs. Denubis Majere round out Sundays Main Card, who is dominated by the 2 title battles.....