[Fight Week!] Almighty Fight Night 1: Full updated fight card and preview

Almighty Fighting Championships returns on 10th December 2016 for their first all amateur show, Almighty Fight Night 1. The promotion has released the full fight card to MMA Mad.

The event takes place at the Brain and Brawn Fitness centre in Leeds, England.

The main event features an exciting middleweight contest between two surging amateurs Igor Puskarskis and Fabian Edwards.

Puskarskis (11-0 MMA) is perfect in his amateur career thus far. The Team Elite Latvian-born fighter has won the Full Contact Contender and the Shinobi War middleweight titles. A submission win over  Graham Mealand at FCC 13 earned Puskarskis the title and then he defended it against Tarro Grogan at FCC 14 via majority decision. In his most recent bout, for the vacant Shinobi FC middleweight title, Puskarskis defeated Amadeusz Arczewski to earn his second British amateur title.

Edwards (9-0 MMA) is also currently unbeaten as an amateur and is racking up his own trophy case of amateur titles on the English circuit. Edwards is currently the Shinobi, FightStar Championship, MMAC, Golden Ticket Fight Promotions and Battle Arena middleweight champion. “The Assassin” is also the brother of UFC welterweight Leon Edwards.

Also on the night, two amateur title bouts will be on the line as the flyweight and featherweight title will be up for grabs.

Khalid Patel (2-0) who has fought on the first two Almighty Fighting Championship cards will look to defend his title against submission specialist Jordan Baxter (3-0 MMA). Patel won the AFC flyweight title in his last bout via split decision against Robbie Brown at Almighty Fighting Championship 2. Baxter has finished all of his eight amateur wins by submission.

In the other title bout of the evening, Luke Westwood (11-0 MMA) was originally scheduled to take on Welsh prospect Aidan James (11-3 MMA) for the vacant featherweight title. However, James recently pulled out the fight due to injury and the promotion are currently looking for a replacement. Westwood, who has won six of his eleven wins inside the distance and has a perfect amateur record.

Also on the night, an eight-man lightweight, a four-man middleweight and a four-man featherweight tournament will begin. The middleweight and featherweight tournaments will be contested over two events, whilst the lightweight tournament will span three events.

Check out the full fight card below:

Main Event

Igor Puskarskis vs. Fabian Edwards

Amateur title bouts

Khalid Patel vs. Jordan Baxter for the AFC amateur flyweight title
Luke Westwood vs. TBC for the AFC amateur featherweight title

Liam Gittins vs. Jake Hadley
Dawid Zan vs. Chris Green
Dawid Oskar vs. Ash Roden

Lightweight Tournament

Oscar Ownsworth vs. David Bowmer
Danny Williams vs. Emil Niedzwiecki
Nic Pirogan vs. Aaron Talent
Andy Dent vs. Mark Stredder

Middleweight Tournament

Sebastian Sroka vs. Matty Hodgson
Scott Mclellan vs. Justin Burlinson

Featherweight Tournament

Richard Mearns vs. Adam Jones
Adam Butterworth vs. Jack Paddison

Preliminary Card

Pav Sahota vs. Andy Smith
Mamil Kobidov vs. Eddie Calmo
Tommy Coyle vs. James Gough
Patrick Deyna vs. David Birtles
Gavin Mctear vs. Brandon Elwell
Seattle Best vs. Stan Daleckis

Amateur B

Zach Fry vs. Liam McCracken
JJ Jones vs. Brian Kenwright

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