Jack Felton

After a successful first event, the Virtual Fight Tour is coming back with more star-power.

Virtual Fight Tour promoter Jessie Wray announced Monday that the pay-per-view event would be making a second run, this time headlined by defending Virtual Fight Tour champion Bailey Murphy taking on the legendary Jack Felton. Felton is widely considered to be one of the best lightweight fighters in the history of the sport, with numerous world championships over the span of his long career. He has been hot recently, with a runner-up finish to Elijah Everill in the Irish Open open weight championship and an overall grand championship win at the 2020 Compete Nationals. Murphy is on just as impressive of a roll, however, as he is the defending Diamond Nationals lightweight overall grand champion and recently defeated Tyreeke Saint to claim the inaugural Virtual Fight Tour title.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. There will be other fights on the card that are yet to be determined or announced. The Murphy-Felton matchup certainly feels like an unstoppable force will meet an immovable object. Will Team Straight Up's Bailey "B-Reel" Murphy take another step forward on his journey to become the best point fighter in the world, or will Jack "Iceman" Felton of Team All-Stars use his veteran experience to add another win to his résumé? If you want to find out, tickets can be purchased now at FightTour2.myuventex.com.

For results and analysis of the first Virtual Fight Tour event click here, and stay tuned to Black Belt Magazine for more information about the Virtual Fight Tour.

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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

The Legendary Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame has never before been documented in a single location. Now, you can learn about all the icons that have achieved one of the greatest honors in all of martial arts.

Black Belt Magazine is proud to announce the NEW Member Profiles feature for the Hall of Fame. At the time of this article, the online records account for every inductee from the inaugural year of 1968 all the way through 1990 (upwards of 200 martial artists). The page will be updated continuously and will include every inductee through 2020 in the near future. For now, you can enjoy images and facts about the legendary members for each induction they received before 1991. Take advantage of this never-before-seen opportunity to learn about many of the martial artists who contributed to the lifestyle, culture, and community that every martial artist experiences today.

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ONE Championship kicked off their 2021 campaign in Singapore on Friday, January 22, with ONE: Unbreakable.

The six-bout card featured five finishes including in the main event as Capitan Petchyindee Academy ousted Alaverdi Ramazanov for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship.

See how all of the action went down in The Lion City with this recap of ONE: Unbreakable.

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