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UFC fighter celebrates with the splits and spoiling a pregnancy announcement after securing a UFC contract.

Undefeated contender Jordan "The Monkey King" Leavitt (6-0) submitted Jose Flores with an arm-triangle choke in the first round of his bout in the opening promotion of Dana White's Contender Series, season four. Although the win was impressive, his post-fight celebration and interview have earned Leavitt a great deal of social media attention.

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The well-respected coach of Team Next Level is attempting a new way to organize point fighting events.

Point fighting has historically been a tournament-based sport, in which fighters strive for success by defeating multiple opponents in a bracket. There have been a few isolated incidents of invitational fights for the ESPN2 broadcast of the ISKA U.S. Open Night of Champions and exhibition fights at other tournaments, but a pay-per-view-style event similar to boxing or UFC promotions has never been organized for point fighting. Jessie Wray, the coach of Team Next Level, is looking to change that with his Virtual Fight Tour Pay-Per-View promotion on Saturday, August 15th at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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On Monday, ONE Championship formally announced its next two events: No Surrender II & III. The events will take place on August 14 and August 21, respectively, and feature six bouts per card.

On July 31, ONE returned with ONE: No Surrender. The successful event marked their first event back since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and officially kickstarted their return to a full event schedule.

At ONE: No Surrender II, Saemapetch Fairtex and Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym will meet in the evening's main event with eyes toward a potential bantamweight title shot with a victory. The remainder of the card is lined with an additional two Muay Thai bouts, two mixed martial arts contests, and a kickboxing co-main event between Leo Pinto and Mehdi Zatout.

One week later, another bantamweight Muay Thai affair will be showcased in ONE: No Surrender III's main event. Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort takes on Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai as the event's premier contest.

Three more Muay Thai bouts fill the card along with two mixed martial arts matches.

As the event schedule heats up, ONE is bringing the best martial artists from around the world to compete on its global stage.

ONE: NO SURRENDER II

  • Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)
  • Leo Pinto vs. Mehdi Zatout (ONE Super Series kickboxing – bantamweight)
  • Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Akihiro Fujisawa (mixed martial arts – catchweight of 59.5 kilograms)
  • Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy vs. Pongsiri PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – featherweight)
  • Yodkaikaew Fairtex vs. John Shink (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
  • Huang Ding vs. Fahdi Khaled (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)

ONE: NO SURRENDER III

  • Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort vs. Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)
  • Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy vs. Sok Thy (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)
  • Shannon Wiratchai vs. Fabio Pinca (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
  • Wondergirl Fairtex vs. Brooke Farrell (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – strawweight)
  • Marie Ruumet vs. Little Tiger (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – atomweight)
  • Ben Royle vs. Quitin Thomas (mixed martial arts – featherweight)

ONE Championship made its triumphant return in Bangkok with ONE: No Surrender on Friday, July 31. The six-bout event featured some of the biggest names in Muay Thai and kickboxing and helped put the spotlight back on the organization after several months without a marquee event.

While the COVID-19 pandemic halted the event schedule, ONE: No Surrender was a step in the right direction with sensational talents and matches to kick start the back-half of the year for Asia's largest sports media property.

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Loren Mack Joins World's Most Innovative, Fastest Growing League In PFL

The Professional Fighters League has added a globally-recognizable figure to the executive team in Loren Mack.

Mack, who has experience working with the UFC and ONE Championship, joins PFL in the role of Vice President of Corporate Communications.

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