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5 exciting MMA fights you may have forgotten about

5 exciting MMA fights you may have forgotten about

UFC Fight Pass has grown exponentially in size, racking in around 450,000 subscribers worldwide, combat sports fans can access over 20,000 historic fights from 35 different promotions 24-7, which includes the likes of Strikeforce, PRIDE and the WEC. I sat and sifted through the streaming platform in search of five wicked, action-packed, and for the basis of this article, lesser-known fights you may have forgotten about. Some you may have heard, as they are all-time greats. Narrowing down only five awesome bouts was a challenge. But who doesn’t love a good challenge?

Ichy’s Fighting Academy hopes to produce Puerto Rico’s first UFC fighter

Ichy’s Fighting Academy hopes to produce Puerto Rico’s first UFC fighter

Ichy Gonzalez started training in 1979, starting with Karate and eventually moving on to Kung Fu. With the start of MMA, my heart inclined towards the Mixed Martial Arts.” Back when Ichy was preparing for an MMA fight with his trainer Bill Martinez and Orlando Tiky Sanchez, he fractured his ribs on two occasions and it impaired his dreams of entering a cage. Because of this undying passion for the sport, Ichy’s Fighting Academy was born. 2002 marked the year Ichy began chasing a new team.

Justin Wetzell

Justin Wetzell

“Believe it or not, I and a buddy on my wrestling team organized a fight club that we ran out of high school! It was nuts, we had gloves, mouthpieces, vaseline, and even “judges” After wrestling was over I wasn’t satisfied with how things ended, so I wanted to keep competing but I was also over wrestling.” And then Justin got into MMA.

Reo Yamaguchi

Reo Yamaguchi

Reo started 3 years ago and already has won a gold medal competing in the MMA Oceania Championships, silver medal in 2018 in the Junior World Championships, a silver medal of the same year in the Junior World Championships and also in the Junior European and Junior World Championships from 2019. This is how serious and devoted Reo is about the sport of MMA.

Following current trend of contender series signings

Following current trend of contender series signings

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown whether the new season of DWCS will be delayed. However, there have been a few rumblings regarding the opportunities given. Although UFC will have fewer fighters to choose from due to not having regional fights leading up to the first episode, there is still plenty of talent to choose from. The following names have been mentioned for Season 4 of DWCS.

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