Canadian World Series of Fighting fighter (WSOF) Ryan Ford (22-5-0) suffered a first round submission loss to Jake Shields at WSOF 14 Saturday evening.
It’s being billed as the Battle of the Spartans.
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Thompson won the TWI Britain’s Strongest Man contest in 2006 and finished 8th in the IFSA World Championships. It’s his first light-heavyweight bout.
“So pumped up to be making my debut at 205lb,” he said. “I’m motivated and hungry, that can only mean trouble for Brett. Nobody is the division is as powerful and explosive as I am.”
McDermott represents Flex MMA out of Manchester, and this fight will mark his return since a BAMMA 12 second round submission loss to Thomas Denham.
“Oli Thompson has fought some of the biggest names on some of the biggest shows in the MMA circuit, to fight him on a show as great as BAMMA is going to be the highlight of my mma career,” McDermott said. “He’s a mountain of a man which I’m ready to climb to try and gain the victory”
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#2 Rory MacDonald caught #10 Tarec Saffiedine with a beautiful striking combination to force referee Herb Dean to call the fight in the third round at UFC Fight Night 54.
It was a night of upsets starting with the main event at UFC Fight Night in Stockholm, Sweden.
While Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story face off in Stockholm, Eastern Canada welcomes favourite son #2 Rory MacDonald and #9 challenger Tarec Sadffiedine to Halifax.