Welcome to the most recent version of Missed Fists the place we shine a lightweight on fights from throughout the globe that will have been missed in these hectic occasions the place it looks as if there’s an MMA present each different day.

As everyone knows by now, large mismatches manufacture MMA mirth and there may be loads of that this week, however first, let’s head all the way down to sunny Florida the place for higher or for worse, sporting organizations are starting to chill into full gear together with the long-running Titan FC promotion.

Joey Yshua vs. Ryan Schwartzberg
Christian Ynastrilla vs. Philip Keller

Out there on UFC Struggle Go, Titan FC 61 went down in Miami final Friday, and the six-fight card produced a pair of memorable submissions.

We’ll have loads of mismatches to spotlight later, however this primary clip options two fighters making their professional debut, featherweights Joey Yshua and Ryan Schwartzberg. This can go down as one to recollect for each of them, although Yshua will most likely be the one bringing it up at events.

It’s unclear if Schwartzberg although he might robust this case out or if he didn’t know the way a lot hazard he was in, however both means he was handed a ticket to Choke-out Metropolis.

Bantamweight prospect Christian Ynastrilla topped that submission with this beautiful triangle choke of Philip Keller.

Ynastrilla, 24, improved to 6-1 with the win and appears like he’ll be a prime man for Titan FC earlier than finally making a transfer to an even bigger promotion.

Now then, we promised you squash matches, and squash matches you shall have.

Kenan Dzhafarli vs. Vitaliy Kozak
Pavel Pinzul vs. Andrey Petrov
Eduard Savchenko vs. Maliksha Bairamov

On Saturday in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, World Warriors Preventing Championship held its first present (accessible free of charge on YouTube) since February and boy, did they discover an unfortunate lineup of jobbers to take some knocks right here.

Let’s begin with the principle occasion, the place Kenan Dzhafarli, a bantamweight with a 17-12 professional report took on Vitaliy Kozak, who was 0-2 in his professional profession.

Sir, I’d like to talk to the fee.

In an consequence that shocked completely nobody, Dzhafarli did Kozak a favor and easily rushed throughout the cage and put an absolute beatdown on him. The official time of the stoppage was 14 seconds, however as quickly as Kozak curled up like a capsule bug this one most likely ought to have been waved off. I’d go sub-10-seconds for Dzhafarli right here.

Kozak’s different two losses each clocked in at underneath a minute and I’d wager Dzhafarli was conscious of that and needed to set the report.

The co-main occasion wasn’t fairly as dangerous, although technically Pavel Pinzul’s 4-Four report meant he was eight occasions as skilled as opponent Andrey Petrov, who had however one professional loss heading into Saturday.

Make that two professional losses for Pinzul now. He kicked his leg out of his leg!

On paper, this subsequent matchup between Eduard Savchenko and Maliksha Bairamov isn’t that dangerous, in reality Bairamov was really the extra skilled fighter. However Savchenko’s 1-Zero was nonetheless extra spectacular than Bairamov’s 1-5, particularly when you think about that every one 5 of Bairamov’s losses have come by means of submission.

Savchenko added to that tally with a third-round armbar that at the very least gave the followers their cash’s price.

Ruslan Tomskikh vs. Evgeny Pavlov
Fedor Durymanov vs. Fayzullo Muminov
Ilya Bochkov vs. Maksim Tkachenko
Ilya Kireev vs. Ivan Bukhtoyarov

Co-promoting with M-1 International, Russia’s Struggle Membership Sech placed on a present in St. Petersburg on Saturday that includes fighters that have been extra evenly matched, although there was nonetheless an oddity, which we’ll get to in a second.

First, right here’s Ruslan Tomskikh sending Evgeny Pavlov to get a room for 2 with Ryan Schwartzberg in Choke-out Metropolis.

Right here’s your public service announcement for the day: Whether or not you’re about to nap or about to snap, it’s okay to faucet!

Fayzullo Muminov didn’t have a lot selection within the matter as he ran right into a proper hand straight down the pipe from Fedor Durymanov.

That’s a end that might make even “The Final Emperor” crack a smile… or at the very least barely increase one of many corners of his mouth.

Talking of heavyweight greats, right here’s a KO by Ilya Bochkov that evoked reminiscences of Stipe Miocic’s beautiful championship win over Fabricio Werdum.

The ol’, “catch me in case you can” counter punch.

And now for one thing actually weird.

That’s Ivan Bukhtoyarov getting subbed by Ilya Kireev moments after failing to safe a leglock. If the phrases “Bukhtoyarov” and “failing to safe a leglock” sound acquainted it’s as a result of in line with Sherdog’s Jay Pettry, this is similar man who bought knocked out going for the same transfer two days previous to this struggle!


It appears to be like like Bukhtoyarov is likely to be on that Joao Paulo Rodrigues schedule, however even that doesn’t reply a number of questions raised by Pettry, who confirmed that it was the identical Ivan Bukhtoyrav in each fights.

  • How might he be cleared to struggle twice in two days after being knocked out?
  • How might he struggle at gentle heavyweight within the first struggle after which middleweight within the second struggle? (My guess is that he weighed in just over the middleweight restrict, like 187 kilos or one thing. Dan Henderson did this for the Fedor Emelianenko struggle, weighing in at 207 kilos for his or her “heavyweight” bout.)
  • Did he actually journey 500 miles from Minsk to Saint Petersburg to make this occur? That’s, like, a 10-hour journey!

In conclusion: MMA.

Elvis Rodriguez vs. Danny Murray

That entire Bukhtoyarov scenario is making my head spin, although not as badly as Danny Murray’s head was most likely spinning (segue!) after consuming this rocket jab from Elvis Rodriguez at a Prime Rank Boxing present in Las Vegas final evening.

No 10-count wanted, poor Murray bought straight Wanderlei’d.

We finish issues on a somber be aware this week, mourning the dying of Abdulmanap, the daddy of UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The 57-year-old not solely raised and educated one of many pound-for-pound biggest fighters of all time, he was additionally a number one determine within the Dagestani martial arts neighborhood that has produced numerous professional fighters, a lot of whom have graced this very function.

Relaxation in peace Abdulmanap, and condolences to Khabib and the remainder of the Nurmagomedov household.

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