WCC 16 is back March 5 with an incredible night of action. For tickets go to www.WCCMMA.com.
World Cagefighting Championships 16 is set for this Saturday, March 5 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Let’s take an in-depth look at the top five fights on the card.
The main event at WCC 16 is a highly anticipated grudge match between Travis “Nothing To Something” Creamer and Sharif “Bamm Bamm” Jones.
Unless you have been living under a rock you know that Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor headline UFC 196 the same night at WCC 16. The trash talk that is going on between those two fighters is equally comparable to Creamer and Jones. You can log on to Facebook at any given moment, plop down a bucket of popcorn, scroll through your news feed and and let these two headlining WCC fighters entertain you for FREE.
The back and forth banter is building hype and the crowd will be fully engaged as Creamer who trains at Gracie 717 will be rallying around their hometown fighter. This will be Creamer’s first fight in nearly two years as he has not fought professionally since April 2014. He holds a 1-1 professional mixed martial arts record on top of an extremely impressive overall 8-1 amateur record.
Jones is also coming off a long layoff, not having fought since WCC X back in November 2014. His 2-0 pro record is flawless and if in the video below you will see “Bamm Bamm” has his eyes set on making Creamer his third victim.
SPEED VS. SPEED
What can be said about this co-main event? DON’T BLINK!!!!!!
Bellator, Legacy FC, and World Series of Fighting Veteran, Matthew “SMG” Lozano headlined the last WCC card in Lancaster defeating Corey Simmons via decision. His opponent, Adam Roll was also on the card, submitting Hefflefinger via guillotine choke in the very first round. CLICK HERE for full WCC 15 results from Dec. 5, 2015.
Lozano (5-3) has fought some of the very best in his division outside the UFC to include Damacio Page, Matthew Rizzo, Sedico Honorio, and Dave Morgan. To say the guy is fast is an understatement.
Roll (1-2) is making his fourth WCC appearance. His first two outings came in the form of losses to Desmond Moore and Blaine Shutt, also two EXTREMELY quick fighters.
While Lozano definitely has more professional experience, Roll comes who hails from Ohio, comes to fight each and every time. He is a very exciting and technically sound opponent for Lozano and if he can put SMG down, a rematch between Shutt and Roll could be set up to determine who the champion of that division truly is.
FIRST WCC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED
Who will walk away with the hardware? The WCC 205-pound strap is up for grabs as Lancaster’s own, Shane Wilson battles Matthew Spellen.
Wilson, a Marine Corps Veteran holds a perfect 3-0 amateur mixed martial arts record having performed at the last three WCC events consecutively.
Spellen is looking to right his ship after back-to-back losses. The New Jersey native currently holds a 3-5 amateur mixed martial arts record. His wins however have come in the form of submission or KO.
He does not play around. Wilson will need to keep his wits about him if he wants to keep his record without blemish.
A catchweight bout at 140-pounds will ultimately be for the organization’s bantamweight championship as Ben Moser (2-2) fights Jamal Johnson (5-3).
Moser is a Veteran of WCC XII, XIII, and XIV, with both of his wins coming by way of armbar submission.
Johnson, 23, fights out of Maryland and is coming off a loss in his last outing. He loves the guillotine choke as three of his five wins have come via this submission.
SPOKEN LIKE TRUE GOSPEL
Gospel Uche defeated John Brennan for the organization’s featherweight title improving his record to 4-2. He now stands at 5-2 having fought and won just last month in an outside organization.
Uche had defeated John Brennan previously in another organization and when Brennan was asked who he wanted to defend his WCC featherweight title against, he set his heart on avenging the loss. Unfortunately for Brennan he would fall a second time.
Uche was the most charismatic fighter on the card as he earned the organization’s amateur lightweight title and bolted into the audience before returning to the cage, celebrating for the camera, and delivering a post fight speech in the town where his opponent hailed, and still received a huge pop for his efforts.
Now Serrano has his shot against Uche. This fight also is a rematch as Uche defeated Serrano in December 2014 via guillotine choke submission in the first round. Serrano has not fought since although he has a wealth of experience, holding an 8-13-1 amateur mixed martial arts record.
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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that middleweight contender Marcin Prachnio has suffered an injury and is out of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER. The blockbuster fight card will, however, proceed as scheduled for 14 January at the Jakarta Convention Center. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend his title against Prachnio’s replacement, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar.
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Invicta FC 21 – Megan Anderson vs Charmaine Tweet
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Featherweight: Charmaine Tweet (9-5) vs. Megan Anderson (7-2) Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-2) Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5) Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (2-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (4-0) Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs. Jenny Liou (6-4) Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs. Brieta Carpenter (0-0) Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs. Celine Haga (10-13) Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs. Christina Ferea (0-0)
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Main Card Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pešta lex White vs. Tony Martin
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlović Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker
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Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California and is headlined by mixed martial arts legends Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz.
Fight card Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson
Preliminary card (MyMMANews.com) Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack May vs. Dave Cryer Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner Christian Gonzalez vs. Danial Rodriguez Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron Rob Gooch vs. James Ba Rebecca Ruth vs. Colleen Schneider
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