Elite MMA Championship (EMC) returns on Saturday 4th December in Düsseldorf, Germany for EMC 8 where two, new promotional champions will be crowned.
In the main event, European standout, Konrad Dyrschka (12-2, 1NC), takes on Austrian finisher, Tamirlan Dadaev (20-7-1, 1NC) for the inaugural EMC lightweight belt. Current EMC bantamweight title holder, Stipe Brčić (9-2), looks to make history by becoming the company’s first-ever double champion in the evening’s co-headliner when he squares off with Brazilian, Nuno Costa (14-2), for the inaugural EMC flyweight championship.
Dyrschka, who has previously fought in KSW, is well-known on the continent and intends to continue his momentum after defeating Michael Rirsch at EMC 6 in May. He has finished 8 of 12 professional victories and plans on stealing the show while bringing his German fans to their feet. Winning the inaugural EMC lightweight belt would have Dyrschka hot on the heels of the best in Europe at 155 pounds.
Looking to silence the partisan crowd, Dadaev is set to compete for the thirtieth time next month. The 27-year-old is dangerous when the fight hits the mat and he can lock up submissions in an instant. Dadaev has shared the cage with UFC veterans, Nick Hein, Peter Sobotta and Piotr Hallmann previously so is no stranger to facing quality opposition.
Top Croatian fighter, Brčić, is dropping down to the flyweight division where he hopes to pick up a second championship belt. The EMC bantamweight king, who beat Kewin Jacques and Cage Warriors veteran Luca Iovine in one night to claim that title, is undefeated at 4-0 in the organisation. Ending the evening with a belt on each shoulder would set up a big 2022 for the 28-year-old.
Costa is currently riding a 7-fight winning streak and is determined to make a name for himself coming into unfamiliar territory. The 33-year-old has only competed once outside of his native Brazil but wants to make an impact in EMC. Costa’s fights rarely go the distance and action is guaranteed when he steps into the arena.
Further bouts featuring a plethora of European talent will be announced in the coming days as well as finalized broadcast details.