Around the world of MMA this weekend: Cro Cop and Paul Daley in Moscow

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Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source- Credit: Daniel Herbertson

It’s easy for smaller regional fight cards to be lost in between all the UFC Fight Nights. But they shouldn’t be forgotten so here we go this week:


The premier MMA promotion in South Africa puts on a fight card in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa this Thursday November 7th:

Don Madge vs Leon ‘The Iron Lion’ Mynhardt
Gideon ‘Juggernaut’ Drotschie vs Fraser ‘The Omen’ Opie
Michiel Opperman vs Francois ‘The Frenchman’ Kabulu
Bernardo ‘The Black Panther’ Mikixi vs Brendon Groenewald
Vandam Mbuyi vs Sors ‘Guru’ Grobbelaar
Sean ‘The Monster’ Robinson vs Chris ‘Danger’ du Pont
Christophe ‘Bomaye’ Walravens vs Roelof ‘The Wolf’ Scheepers
Morne ‘Chap’ Prinsloo vs Marcel ‘Little Hammer’ Teniers
Bruno ‘The Major’ Belabela Mukulu vs Juan ‘Legacy’ Lubbe
Chad Hepburn vs Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa
Donald ‘Superman’ Nzirawa vs Regis Muyambo
Lourens Botes vs Boney Bukaka


This under the radar promotion has a card with a few surprisingly big name veterans competing in Moscow, Russia this Friday November 8th:

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic vs Alexey Oleinik
Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley vs Alexander Yakovlev
Edvard ‘Lionheart’ Vartanyan vs Florent Betorangal


Shooto puts on a fight card at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan this Saturday November 9th with a number of rising talents in Japan:

Ryuichi Miki vs Yosuke ‘Tobizaru No.2′ Saruta
Tadaaki ‘Onibozu’ Yamamoto vs Yoshitaka ‘Nobita’ Naito
Keita Ishibashi vs Hideto Okada
Toshiro Chihama vs Hitoshi Ogasawara
Yoshinori Suzuki vs Yoshikazu Fujiishi
Yusei Shimokawa vs Tomohiro ‘Kiteretsu’ Hagino
Atsushi ‘Atch Anarchy’ Takeuchi vs Tomoaki Ota
Yutaka Saito vs Takanori Gulliver
Tank Tank vs Hideki Sato

KOTC: Dynamite

King of the Cage puts on a fight card at the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wisconsin this Saturday November 9th with rising talents:

Dominique Steele vs. Zak Ottow
Superheavyweight: Charles Rodgers vs. Deon West
Bernard Webster vs. Alex Figueroa
Aaron Drouse vs. Mequon Frechette
Chad Rinas vs. John Metoxin
Kyle Laude vs. Jordan Seufzer
Kenton Soufal vs. Alex Cooney
Keith Burks vs. TBD


A fight card is taking place in SORRISO, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL this coming Sunday November 10th:

Versus Marciliano Caffone de Lima vs Murilo Marques
Maciel Souza vs Ezequiel Machado
Tiago Goncalves vs Wallison Latino
Paulo ‘Paulinho’ Barbosa vs Ricardo Ricardo
Maciel Pereira Campos vs Rafael Nascimento

King of the Cage: Dynamite will be available on MAVTV. Going to watch any of these fight cards? Leave a comment!


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A native Californian, Matthew Salzer first fell in love with martial arts when he was introduced to wrestling at the age of 11 by his mother. Close to the same time he fell in love with Mixed Martial Arts while living in Japan when he was introduced to PRIDE FC on public Japapese TV. Matthew has experience in wrestling both as a successful athlete, graduating from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences on a partial scholarship and as a coach with high school experience at Orange Lutheran and Villa Park High Schools and at the kids club level with Team TCB and Team Crucifixtion Wrestling Clubs. In addition to success in school and in athletics, Matthew also has experience in the MMA industry, having served with the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Association (CAMO) and is an active member on the website. He also recently started writing for the website Funky Monkey MMA with his own column titled Matthew's Corner.