GoFightLive is back with another terrific weekend of combat sports action as there are six cards that take place this weekend, with five on Saturday and one on Friday, as always only on GFL.tv. The fights covered in this article all take place on Saturday night.
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V3 Fights takes place at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, and the main event is a three-round welterweight bout between Trey Manley and Dinh Bates. It's an amateur fight, meaning three-minute rounds. Manley has a 3-0 record so far in amateur MMA competition while Dinh is 5-1. Dinh has won five fights in a row, including four by submission, with all his fights coming in V3 Fights. Both guys ae young in their careers and while this fight isn’t make-or-break for either guy, it’s still important for both men to have a good performance.
Warriors Way Muay Thai 16: Richards vs Petroulias takes place at Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster, Victoria, Australia, with the main event being Pat Richards vs. Alexi Petroulias in a Muay Thai bout. It’s hard to find too much information about either man, but from what we do know, both guys are highly decorated in their sport and should put on a fantastic show for Muay Thai fans.
Spartyka Fight League XV takes place at Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Virginia, and the main event is a five-round lightweight title bout between Andres Encinales and Damon Minor. It’s an amateur title fight, so the five rounds are three minutes each. Encinales has fought all six of his amateur bouts in Spartyka Fight League so far, going 4-2 with four all four wins coming by way of submission. Minor, meanwhile, is 21 and is an impressive 9-1 so far in his career, including winning his last five fights in a row. Both these guys have impressive records and this should be an exciting fight for the fans.
Cage Combat 25 takes place at Humble Civic Center in Humble, Texas, United States, and the main event of the evening is a five-round featherweight title fight between Josh Altum and Alonzo Sanchez. Because this is an amateur fight, the rounds are three minutes total each, not five, meaning these two will be fighting for 15 minutes or less for the 145lb belt. Altum made his amateur MMA debut in 2014 and while he did lose his first fight, he’s won all four of his fights since then, with all of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission. At just 19, Altum has a very bright future in the sport. Sanchez, meanwhile, is 22 years old and is 7-1 in his career, presently running a five-fight win streak with four stoppage wins during that time. Both these fighters appear to have serious potential in the sport and the winner of this bout may very well turn pro sooner than later, not to mention being crowned the Cage Combat featherweight champion.
SCL 51: Retribution takes place at Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado, United States, and the main event is a good one as Hayward Charles meets Kris Hocum in a three-round middleweight bout. Charles is 14-6 in MMA so far and recently picked up a huge win over UFC veteran Bubba McDaniel. He is running a four-fight win streak with all those wins coming by way of submission, which is normal for Charles, as 13 of his 14 career victories have come by way of tapout. A veteran of Legacy FC, Charles is close to making the UFC at this point. Hocum, on the other hand, is 8-5 in his career and at 31 years of age recently picked up the biggest win of his career over Josh Cavan in WSOF. Hocum has fought in organizations such as RFA, VFC and ROF and is an exciting fighter because he’s almost always in fights that end by stoppage. There’s a good chance someone gets finished here, with the winner of the fight potentially getting called up to the big show.