Australia vs Russia: Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’

Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov
Alex Gorgees, Damir Ismagulov

Australia and Russia were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the first bout of the evening, Damir Ismagulov, 27, (Дамир Исмагулов) of Orenburg, Russia faced Alex “Hitman” Gorgees, 23, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Both Ismagulov and Gorgees made their UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Originally, Ismagulov replaced Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson, 34, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England as the opponent of Joseph “Irish Joe” Duffy, 30, of Donegal, Ireland, who was eventually replaced by Gorgees.

Pearson pulled out of the fight due to a broken nose. Duffy withdrew citing a rib injury.

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Born in Australia on August 11, 1995, Gorgees is representing Australian Top Team. He is entering the cage as an undefeated fighter at “UFC Fight Night 142,” which marked his eighth bout as a professional MMA fighter.

Gorgees’s head trainer and fellow Sydney resident Suman Mokhtarian, 26, is also making his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Mokhtarian, who is of Iranian descent, is the younger brother of UFC fighter Ashkan “The Assassin” Mokhtarian, 33.

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Ismagulov was born in Kazakhstan on February 3, 1991. He has been competing professionally since 2014 and is training in Orenbug.

Before joining the UFC, Islamagulov competed mostly in M-1 Global. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the 19th professional MMA bout of the Kazakh fighter.

Fight Result

Ismagulov and Gorgees competed in the lightweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Ismagulov, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. This made the Kazakh contender the first fighter to defeat Gorgees, who now has 7 wins and 1 loss.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 142” improved Ismagulov’s professional MMA record to 17 wins and 2 losses. He is now riding a 12-bout winning streak.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and United States were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check the complete fight card on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Philippines vs Italy: Brandon Vera, Mauro Cerilli fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’

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Two title bouts were on the card of “ONE: Conquest of Champions,” which took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018. In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Challenging Vera in the “ONE: Conquest of Champions” main event, Cerilli made his ONE Championship debut. He was the Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion before joining ONE Championship.

Cerilli is a certified finisher and is known for his knockout power and submission skills. Prior to “ONE: Conquest of Champions,” he won five bouts consecutively, four of which ended with emphatic knockouts.

The Italian heavyweight has been competing professionally since 2012. He also previously competed in Magnum Fighting Championship and Venator Fighting Championship, among others.

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Vera is a mixed martial arts veteran who is of Filipino and American descent. After competing for over a decade as one of the world’s best martial arts talents, he joined ONE Championship on December 5, 2014.

A devastating striker, Vera is known for his thunderous leg kicks as well as his well-rounded skills. He captured the ONE Heavyweight World Championship with a stunning knockout victory over Paul “Tyhpoon” Cheng, 40, of Taiwan on December 11, 2015.

The most recent bout of Vera prior to “ONE: Conquest of Champions” took place on December 2, 2016. He successfully defended his title from Hideki “Shrek” Sekine, 45, of Japan.

Fight Result

Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the heavyweight world championship bout between Vera and Cerilli after 1 minute and 4 seconds in the first round. The Filipino-American defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” improved Vera’s professional MMA record to 16 wins, 7 losses and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Cerilli now has 12 wins and 3 losses.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Co-Main Event

In the co-main event of the evening, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. After five five-minute rounds, the Filipino contender won via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Vera during an open workout prior to the “ONE: Conquest of Champions” fight night:

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[PHOTOS] Philippines vs Singapore: Eduard Folayang, Amir Khan fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’

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ONE Championship held “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 23, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of the Philippines and Amir Khan, 24, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship.

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Khan is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. When he was 13 years old, he started his Muay Thai training, which helped him overcome Tourette Syndrome.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked Khan’s 14th bout in ONE Championship. Capturing the ONE Lightweight World Championship would make him the first ever homegrown Singaporean to become a ONE Championship world champion.

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Representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines, Folayang is the third ONE Championship athlete to hold the ONE Lightweight World Championship. He earned the title on November 11, 2016 but lost it to Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam on November 10, 2017.

Folayang has been competing professionally since 2007. “ONE: Conquest of Champions” marked his 15th bout in ONE Championship.

Fight Result

After five five-minute rounds, the lightweight world championship bout between Folayang and Khan was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Yuji Shimada raised the hand of the Team Lakay fighter, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” improved Folayang’s professional MMA record to 21 wins and 6 losses. On the other hand, Khan now has 11 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Main Event

In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger in the first round.

Meanwhile, watch the recent bout of Folayang and Khan in the Philippines here:

[PHOTOS] Philippines vs India: Honorio Banario, Rahul Raju fight at ‘ONE: Conquest of Champions’

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The Philippines, India and Singapore were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018. Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, it is the fourth and last ONE Championship event in the Philippines in 2018.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” featured eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. In the 10th bout of the evening, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Manyakan, Benguet, Philippines faced Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju, 27, of India and Singapore.

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Originally from Kerala, India, Raju is now based in Singapore. He competed in Singapore Fighting Championship and Universal Reality Combat Championship before joining ONE Championship.

“ONE: Conquest of Championship” marked Raju’s third bout in ONE Championship. On four days notice, he took the fight against Banario, replacing  “Crazy Dog” Park Dae Sung, 25, of Seoul, South Korea, who had been pulled out of the card due to medical concerns.

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Banario is the first ever ONE Featherweight World Champion, reigning from February 2, 2013 to May 21, 2013. He is currently fighting in the lightweight division of ONE Championship.

The Mankayan native was coming out of a loss to Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore. On September 8, 2018, the Singaporean fighter submitted his Filipino opponent via rear-naked choke at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon.”

Fight Result

Banario and Raju competed in an MMA bout in a catch weight of 79 kg. After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, referee Olivier Coste raised the hand of Banario, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. It marked the third consecutive loss of Raju in ONE Championship and the Banario’s eighth victory in the organization.

Raju now has 5 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Banario improved his professional MMA record to 14 wins and 7 losses.

“ONE: Conquest of Champions” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of Baguio City, Philippines and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. After five five-minute rounds, the Filipino contender won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, 35, of Terracina, Latina, Italy challenged reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of Manila, Philippines. The Filipino defending champion knocked out his Italian challenger in the first round.

Meanwhile, watch the recent bout of Banario and Raju in the Philippines here: