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  1. Joseph "Bopo" Morales
    Joseph Morales
    12.11.2017, 6:28 PM ET
  2. Author: USFL Approver: Gregory

    Joseph Morales had an extensive youth Pankration record, winning the California States, U.S. National and World Championships in the sport. 
  3. Anthony Frank
    Anthony Frank
    12.11.2017, 4:41 PM ET
  4. Author: USFL Approver: snakeman88

    Anthony Frank was the 2010 FILA World Pankration Champion at 60kg (Combined WPFA & FILA world championships in Krakow, Poland). A former California State Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling champion, Anthony has also placed twice at the national Level in Freestyle as a junior. 
  5. Andrejs Koroļovs
    Andrejs Koroļovs
    12.11.2017, 1:14 PM ET
  6. Author: Lefaindcrow Approver: Guard Play

    Pankration champion of the Baltic. Grappling and Brazil jiu-jitsu Baltic amateur champion. Pankration champion of Latvija. 
  7. Ultimate Fighting Championship
    UFC
    12.11.2017, 12:12 AM ET
  8. Author: mikeyg Approver: MassaBruce

    Current Champions:

    Heavyweight (265 lbs) - Stipe Miocic

    Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) - Daniel Cormier

    Middleweight (185 lbs) - Robert Whittaker

    Welterweight (170 lbs) - Tyron Woodley

    Lightweight (155 lbs) - Conor McGregor

    Interim Lightweight (155 lbs) - Tony Ferguson

    Featherweight (145 lbs) - Max Holloway 

    Bantamweight (135 lbs) - TJ Dillashaw

    Flyweight (125 lbs) - Demetrious Johnson

    Women's Featherweight (145 lbs) - Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino

    Women's Bantamweight (135 lbs) - Amanda Nunes

    Women's Flyweight (125 lbs) - Nicco Montano

    Women's Strawweight (115 lbs) - Rose Namajunas

  9. Ultimate Fighting Championship
    UFC
    12.04.2017, 11:36 AM ET
  10. Author: Nathanli Approver: TAZ48

    Current Champions:

    Heavyweight (265 lbs) - Stipe Miocic

    Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) - Daniel Cormier

    Middleweight (185 lbs) - Georges St. Pierre 

    Interim Middleweight (185 lbs) - Robert Whittaker

    Welterweight (170 lbs) - Tyron Woodley

    Lightweight (155 lbs) - Conor McGregor

    Interim Lightweight (155 lbs) - Tony Ferguson

    Featherweight (145 lbs) - Max Holloway 

    Bantamweight (135 lbs) - TJ Dillashaw

    Flyweight (125 lbs) - Demetrious Johnson

    Women's Featherweight (145 lbs) - Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino

    Women's Bantamweight (135 lbs) - Amanda Nunes

    Women's Flyweight (125 lbs) - Nicco Montano

    Women's Strawweight (115 lbs) - Rose Namajunas

  11. CM Punk
    CM Punk
    12.03.2017, 9:04 PM ET
  12. Author: PeachClobbers Approver: TAZ48

    On December 6 2014 at UFC 181, Joe Rogan alongside Mike Goldberg and Dana White announced that Phil "CM Punk" Brooks had indeed signed to compete in the UFC's middleweight division. His first opponent was also stated to be someone with relative experience.


    This rumored announcement has been skeptical as there was a non-compete clause in the WWE's existing contract with Phil. CM Punk later explained that due to the technicality that the WWE was an independent promotion, that a non-compete clause was non-effective against him signing with the UFC.

    "CM Punk" has been known to be training jiu-jitsu with members of the Gracie family. 

  13. Dewayne Reed
    Dewayne Reed
    11.30.2017, 6:14 PM ET
  14. Author: Jason Lederfine Approver: WastelandWanderer

    Dewayne Reed did not fight Zack Williams at V3Fights 58, he was replaced by Chris Vichathep.  The outcome of the fight is correct. 
  15. Joakim "Cigano JR" Helgesen
    Joakim Helgesen
    11.28.2017, 8:38 AM ET
  16. Author: JDSCiganoUFC Approver: Gregory

    Joakim Helgesen is an amateur mma fighter and kickboxer from Norway.



    Accolades: Silver medalist in the Norwegian cup in Kickboxing. 


    Upcoming kickboxing fight is 20th of January 2018.

  17. Joakim "Cigano JR" Helgesen
    Joakim Helgesen
    11.27.2017, 6:04 PM ET
  18. Author: JDSCiganoUFC Approver: Kuma

    Joakim Helgesen is an amateur mma fighter and kickboxer from Norway.



    Accolades: He is a silver medalist in the Norwegian cup in Kickboxing.


    Next kickboxing fight is 20.jan 2018 in Risor, Norway.

  19. Joakim "Cigano JR" Helgesen
    Joakim Helgesen
    11.27.2017, 1:09 PM ET
  20. Author: JDSCiganoUFC Approver: Gregory

    Joakim Helgesen is an amateur mma fighter and kickboxer from Norway.



    Accolades: He is a silver medalist in the Norwegian cup in Kickboxing.

  21. Victoria Fight League 5
    Victoria Fight League 5
    11.27.2017, 1:09 PM ET
  22. Author: Gonzalo Campos Approver: Gregory

    Victoria Fight League 5 es un evento de MMA y Grappling que se realizará el 1 de diciembre en los Salones Roquenublo de Pobla de Farnals (Valencia, España). Entre sus principales alicientes se encuentran Tito Beltrán, 'Agus' Jiménez, Yan Blasco y Álvaro Fresno.
  23. Joakim "Cigano JR" Helgesen
    Joakim Helgesen
    11.26.2017, 1:28 PM ET
  24. Author: JDSCiganoUFC Approver: WastelandWanderer

    Accolades: He is a silver medalist in the Norwegian cup in Kickboxing.
  25. M-1 Global
    M-1
    11.25.2017, 8:35 PM ET
  26. Author: MassaBruce Approver: TAZ48

    The current M-1 Global champions are:

    Heavyweight (93+ kg*): Vacant (since the last champion, Alexander Volkov, signed with the UFC)

    Light Heavyweight (93 kg): Vacant (since the last champion, Rashid Yusupov, signed with PFL)
    Middleweight (83.9 kg): Artem Frolov

    Welterweight (77.1 kg): Alexey Kunchenko
    Lightweight (70.3 kg): Damir Ismagulov
    Featherweight (65.8 kg): Khamzat Dalgiev

    Bantamweight (61.2 kg): Movsar Evloev
    Flyweight (56.7 kg): Aleksander Doskalchuk
    * generally "encouraged" to come in under or up to 120 kg anyway.

  27. Giovanni "The Punisher" Melillo
    Giovanni Melillo
    11.25.2017, 5:53 PM ET
  28. Author: MousasiMMA Approver: Gregory

    Melillo is also 1-0 as an amateur, having defeated Antonino Carticiano by 2nd round TKO (punches), in a welterweight bout (-78 kg) at an event called Cage Warrior I on March of 2014 in Italy.

  29. Arnel "Ronin X" Ylanan
    Arnel Ylanan
    11.24.2017, 11:45 AM ET
  30. Author: PJTORMIS Approver: Gregory

    FORMER AMATEUR BOXER AND KICKBOXER


    BJJ Purple Belt under Deftac Vagabond MMA Cebu


    * PAN ASIANS NOGI "GOLD" (2015 BLUE BELT-under 61.5 kg)
    * ASJJF DUMAU CEBU INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP "SILVER" (2016 BLUE BELT-Light Feather)
    * VISAYAS JIU JITSU OPEN "GOLD" (2016 BLUE BELT-under 62 kg)
    * VISAYAS JIU JITSU OPEN "BRONZE" (2016 BLUE BELT-Absolute)
    * HASI SUBMISSION GRAPPLING INVITATIONAL WINNER (JANUARY 2016)

    * ASJJF DUMAU PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JIU JITSU OPEN "GOLD" (2016 BLUE BELT-Adult Light Feather)

    * ASJJF DUMAU PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL OPEN NO-GI "BRONZE" (2016 mix Purple/Blue-Adult Light Feather)

    * ASJJF DUMAU PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JIU JITSU OPEN "SILVER" (June 2017 BLUE BELT-Master Light Feather)

    * ASJJF DUMAU PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JIU JITSU OPEN "GOLD" (October 2017 BLUE BELT-Master Light Feather)

    * ASJJF DUMAU PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL OPEN NO-GI "GOLD" (October 2017mix Purple/Blue Belt-Master Light Feather)


    Has won 8 straight Pro and Pro Amateur MMA competitions via 1st Round Finishes. (2013-2016)
     

  31. Bellator MMA
    Bellator MMA
    11.20.2017, 7:36 PM ET
  32. Author: MB alias Mboris Approver: Gregory

    Current Champions

    Heavyweight - Vacant

    Light Heavyweight - Ryan Bader

    Middleweight - Rafael Carvalho

    Welterweight - Douglas Lima

    Lightweight - Brent Primus

    Featherweight - Patricio Freire 

    Bantamweight - Darrion Caldwell


     Female 


    Featherweight - Julia Budd

    Flyweight - Lei Macfarlane

  33. Brave Combat Federation
    BCF
    11.18.2017, 6:24 PM ET
  34. Author: MassaBruce Approver: TAZ48

    Current Brave CF Champions: 



    Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)- Klidson Farias

    Welterweight (170 lbs)- Carlston Harris 

    Lightweight (155 lbs)- Ottman Azaitar 

    Featherweight (145 lbs)- Elias Boudegzdame

    Bantamweight (135 lbs)- Stephen Loman

  35. Filip "SVK" Laporcak
    Filip Laporcak
    11.18.2017, 11:18 AM ET
  36. Author: WastelandWanderer Approver: TAZ48

    Born in Sobrance, Slovakia, Laporcak immigrated to New York City in 1996. Living there for four years, his family decided to make another move to Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he spent most of his childhood. He naturally became interested in mixed-martial arts through watching early UFC fights and through his dad having been a former competitor back in Slovakia. 


    He began his mixed-martial arts journey at Straight Blast Gym of Niagara in Saint Catharines under head-coach Rich Beaupitt in 2007. Through SBJ, he secured some amateur fights based in Montreal, Quebec and put together an undefeated record of 3-0. In high-school, he competed in various wrestling and grappling tournaments and became well-known throughout the Niagara region for his natural talent in combat sports. A few years after his high-school graduation he moved to Newmarket, Ontario while keeping active training sessions at SBG. However, it was common to find Laporcak mingling with top-notch coaches and fighters including a personal one-on-one training session with Chris Weidman’s striking coach Ray Longo at Longo-Weidman MMA on Long Island in February 2016.    


    It was at this time Laporcak looked into something that could really boost his reputation and with the help of SBG, he was able to compete in the Amateur MMA Provincial Championship event in Brantford, Ontario.


    It was here he fought and defeated Lonnie Herrington with a third-round rear-naked choke submission for the 185-pound Ontario Grappling Association’s MMA Championship title. This win granted Laporcak entry into the Canadian National Amateur MMA Championship Tryouts in Lethbridge, Alberta in May of 2016. 


    In his opening fight in Alberta, Laporcak faced Travis Lussier and finished him via TKO in the second round. 


    Laporcak faced Colton Boxell in the second day of the tournament and finished him via TKO in the third round.


    This victory earned him a chance at the International Mixed-Martial Arts Federation World Title in Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2016. Laporcak learned that he and seven other division representatives would have the opportunity to be accompanied and cornered in Vegas by Lee Mein (Jordan Mein’s father) and current UFC lightweight contender Kajan Johnson. 


    In preparation for Vegas, Laporcak wanted to ensure his training was of the highest calibre and this is when he discovered a new gym in Etobicoke, Ontario called Xtreme Couture. He learned of the training services offered by UFC light-heavyweight fighter Misha Cirkunov and his coach Rob Santos at this gym and took it upon himself to get all the coaching he needed from fighters of a stronger skill-set. 


    In his first fight of the Vegas tournament, Laporcak fought Toni Stockmann where a series of leg kicks and punches rendered him unable to continue the fight in round one in his first and only loss.


    Upon returning to Newmarket, he vowed to continue training solely under Cirkunov and Santos. Over the next few months, he also had numerous opportunities to train with Glory kickboxing fighter's Simon Marcus and Matt Embree.


    Laporcak’s dedication to attending training sessions at the gym and working with Cirkunov and Santos has positioned him as one of Cirkunov’s top training partners in his UFC fights. Laporcak was a part of his training preparation for his bouts against Ion Cutelaba, Nikita Krylov and Volkan Oezdemir. 


    In the meantime, Rob Santos cornered Laporcak in a match against Matt Northcott at Wreck MMA Amateur Fighting Championships in London, Ontario in April 2017. Laporcak defeated Northcott via unanimous decision to return to a winning streak. 


    Laporcak continues training at Xtreme Couture Etobicoke and is helping Misha Cirkunov prepare for his upcoming fight on Dec. 16, 2017 at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg. 


    Laporcak intends to start his professional mixed-martial arts career in 2018.

    WastelandWanderer
    • Location: Riga, Latvia
    • Member Since: 01.13.2015

    WastelandWanderer   |   11.18.2017 8:34 AM

    fixed it

  37. Filip "SVK" Laporcak
    Filip Laporcak
    11.18.2017, 8:33 AM ET
  38. Author: dveenhof Approver: WastelandWanderer

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    Born in Sobrance, Slovakia, Laporcak immigrated to New York City in 1996. Living there for four years, his family decided to make another move to Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he spent most of his childhood. He naturally became interested in mixed-martial arts through watching early UFC fights and through his dad having been a former competitor back in Slovakia. 


    He began his mixed-martial arts journey at Straight Blast Gym of Niagara in Saint Catharines under head-coach Rich Beaupitt in 2007. Through SBJ, he secured some amateur fights based in Montreal, Quebec and put together an undefeated record of 3-0. In high-school, he competed in various wrestling and grappling tournaments and became well-known throughout the Niagara region for his natural talent in combat sports. A few years after his high-school graduation he moved to Newmarket, Ontario while keeping active training sessions at SBG. However, it was common to find Laporcak mingling with top-notch coaches and fighters including a personal one-on-one training session with Chris Weidman’s striking coach Ray Longo at Longo-Weidman MMA on Long Island in February 2016.    


    It was at this time Laporcak looked into something that could really boost his reputation and with the help of SBG, he was able to compete in the Amateur MMA Provincial Championship event in Brantford, Ontario.


    It was here he fought and defeated Lonnie Herrington with a third-round rear-naked choke submission for the 185-pound Ontario Grappling Association’s MMA Championship title. This win granted Laporcak entry into the Canadian National Amateur MMA Championship Tryouts in Lethbridge, Alberta in May of 2016. 


    In his opening fight in Alberta, Laporcak faced Travis Lussier and finished him via TKO in the second round. 


    Laporcak faced Colton Boxell in the second day of the tournament and finished him via TKO in the third round.


    This victory earned him a chance at the International Mixed-Martial Arts Federation World Title in Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2016. Laporcak learned that he and seven other division representatives would have the opportunity to be accompanied and cornered in Vegas by Lee Mein (Jordan Mein’s father) and current UFC lightweight contender Kajan Johnson. 


    In preparation for Vegas, Laporcak wanted to ensure his training was of the highest calibre and this is when he discovered a new gym in Etobicoke, Ontario called Xtreme Couture. He learned of the training services offered by UFC light-heavyweight fighter Misha Cirkunov and his coach Rob Santos at this gym and took it upon himself to get all the coaching he needed from fighters of a stronger skill-set. 


    In his first fight of the Vegas tournament, Laporcak fought Toni Stockmann where a series of leg kicks and punches rendered him unable to continue the fight in round one in his first and only loss.


    Upon returning to Newmarket, he vowed to continue training solely under Cirkunov and Santos. Over the next few months, he also had numerous opportunities to train with Glory kickboxing fighter's Simon Marcus and Matt Embree.


    Laporcak’s dedication to attending training sessions at the gym and working with Cirkunov and Santos has positioned him as one of Cirkunov’s top training partners in his UFC fights. Laporcak was a part of his training preparation for his bouts against Ion Cutelaba, Nikita Krylov and Volkan Oezdemir. 


    In the meantime, Rob Santos cornered Laporcak in a match against Matt Northcott at Wreck MMA Amateur Fighting Championships in London, Ontario in April 2017. Laporcak defeated Northcott via unanimous decision to return to a winning streak. 


    Laporcak continues training at Xtreme Couture Etobicoke and is helping Misha Cirkunov prepare for his upcoming fight on Dec. 16, 2017 at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg. 


    Laporcak intends to start his professional mixed-martial arts career in 2018.

  39. Do Hyung Kwon
    Do Hyung Kwon
    11.17.2017, 9:15 AM ET
  40. Author: WastelandWanderer Approver: Gregory

    Hyung Kwon fought under Lethwei rules at the "2017 Lethwei in Japan Grand Prix" event, taking on a wiley Burmese slugger in Soe Htet Oo - at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. 


    For the duration of the contest both fighters opted to engage in a 'rock em sock em' winging wild punches, while Kwon was the one mainly on the receiving end of kicks. After settling in Kwon began to add up takedowns and throws from  his clinch knocking the wind out of Htet Oo, while also finding a home for his power punches against the Burmese veteran as the fight progressed. After 4 hard rounds the fight was declared a draw.

    WastelandWanderer
    • Location: Riga, Latvia
    • Member Since: 01.13.2015

    WastelandWanderer   |   11.16.2017 6:31 AM

    spwlling fix

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    • Member Since: 01.13.2015

    WastelandWanderer   |   11.16.2017 6:32 AM

    spelling

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