Aris Abdulloev

18-year-old Anis Abdulloev makes his MMA debut at Art of War Cage Fighting 22

Video interview with Anis Abdulloev above

Art of War Cage Fighting is smashing their way into the spotlight of Pennsylvania MMA with stacked fight cards on back-to-back nights.  AOW President, Mike Bickings deems this All-Star Weekend on April 1st and 2nd and is their 22nd and 23rd shows.  This will be the second time they have hosted consecutive shows on consecutive days as back in February of 2019, AOW 10 and 11 took place.

The All-Star Weekend will be hosted at the hottest spot in Philly…Live Casino and Hotel, who just recently celebrated their first-year anniversary and will welcome their first mixed martial arts events to their patrons.  Bickings, and matchmaker Jillian Peterson have worked feverishly and put together some amazing fights.  On the first night, April 1st, heavyweight Patrick “the Brick” Brady will stroll to the cage and take on Cesar Guiterrez in the main event.

Tim Sylvester vs Shawn Steffanelli and Trent Stump vs Will Dill also headline the professional portion of the card on the first night.

At AOW 23 on Saturday night, Matt Turnbull and his high energy style cap the night off in the main event vs Federico Vento IV and there will also be three championship belts on the line.

MyMMANews will be all over these two cards as I will be on commentary with “Korean Thunder” Ryan Kim Cafaro and Eugene “the Suitcase Kid” Aubry.  The legend himself, Eric Kowal, will be in attendance bringing live results and mega-star photographer William McKee will be shooting tons of amazing photos.

In a featured bout on April 1st, the very talented and exciting Brandon Bohannon welcomes Anis “Panthera” Abdulloev to the cage and the country.  Abdulloev is an amazing story.  This young man is 18 years old, has been in the country for only four months, and speaks very little English.  Anis Abdulloev is making his MMA debut but has trained in his homeland for years including boxing, sambo, and wrestling.

Please check out Abdulloev’s interview on the link below.  We had to improvise and had a very good interpreter to help guide Anis through my questions.  He has found a family and home very quickly with a huge, talented fight team at Grindhouse MMA and Fitness.  I am very interested in his performance which comes against a prospect that I think very highly of.  Tremendous match-up from AOW matchmaker Jillian Peterson.

You can get live results right here at MyMMANews or order the event on the Starfund App via pay-per-view.

Aris Abdulloev

Aris Abdulloev


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'Beautiful' Bob Meloni
More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews/pre-fight show host @ Art of War Cage Fighting and Ring of Combat The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.