ACB 54 in Manchester on the 11th of March at the Manchester Arena has just added an exciting Light-Heavyweight bout to the card in an international match-up that will see Brazillian submission artist, Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes, take on the ‘The Polish Bear’ Przemyslaw Mysiala, on British soil in a fight that could have World title implications.
With a new Light-Heavyweight champion, Thiago Silva, only just claiming gold in ACB’s first event of the year ACB 51 in California earlier this month both Magalhaes and Mysiala will be looking to make a statement in this fight that will let Silva know he shouldn’t get too comfortable with that belt just yet.
Magalhaes is the latest big name signing for the promotion and he’s made no secret about his title aspirations within the promotion. The UFC veteran is a submission expert finishing 11 of his 14 wins by way of submission. Going 4 and 1 since leaving the UFC he has shown that his killer instinct and the form that caught the eyes of many MMA fans and promotions around the world but as the old adage goes – there are no easy fights at this level and that is an adage that rings true here as Magalhaes first test in the ACB cage is the very dangerous London Shoot Fighters Przemyslaw ‘The Polish Bear’ Mysiala.
If the ACB commentators Frank Mir and Bryan Lacey thought they would have a night off of difficult to pronounce names with this show being in the U.K. they had another thing coming! Luckily Przemyslaw Mysiala also goes by the nickname of ‘The Polish Bear’ and you only have to watch a couple of his fights to see why. With an aggressive and smothering style, he sets his target on his opponent with nothing but destruction on his mind. Undefeated in his last 5 fights and with 16 of his victories 20 career wins coming in the 1st round he is a force to be reckoned with. This bout could also turn into a grappling display of epic proportions over half of these wins by submission.
ACB have shown no signs of shielding their big names signings and this match-up between these two just goes to show that. A victory for one of these fighters could see the next fight for them being for ACB gold.
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Saul Rogers vs. Pat Healy Official For ACB Manchester!
The fight many UK MMA fans have been waiting to hear about has finally been signed and agreed for ACB Manchester as local talent and top lightweight fighter Saul ‘Tha Hangman’ Rogers officially has an opponent for ACB Manchester.
The man who will step into enemy territory to take on the local hero is UFC veteran, Strikeforce stand-out and former Titan FC Lightweight champion ‘Bam Bam’ Pat Healy. Healy is one of the most experienced fighters in the MMA world with a career that has seen him cut his teeth with the best in the world this will unbelievably be his 58th walk to the cage to do battle and he will have to call on all those years experience to take the win over the rising star that is Saul Rogers.
Saul was ACB’s biggest signing of 2016. Seen by many as the uncrowned champion of the UFC’s TUF series he has been on an upward trajectory that has seen him go 12 and 1 in his MMA career while currently riding a 6 fight win streak. He has a high pressure all-action style which has seen off 9 of his opponents in the very first round and with a nickname like ‘The Hangman’ it’s should be no surprise that 8 of his 12 wins have come by submission.
This is another huge fight that brings big names and top-level experience to the Manchester Arena and to the lucky fans that will get to witness it.
The Young Guns Are Out At ACB 54 As Yousaf Takes On Morrison At 145lbs
An all British Featherweight battle has been signed for ACB 54 in Manchester that will see two of the countries best prospects, Shoaib Yousaf and Javonne Morrison, lock horns under the roof of the Manchester Arena on March the 11th.
Shoaib Yousaf was one of the hottest prospects on the amateur scene with an undefeated record that saw him claim the World Title at the IMMAF amateur championships back in July of 2016. Yousaf carried that impressive form and hype into his pro debut at ACB 47 in Glasgow where his supreme ground game earned him a first round submission victory against the game Denis Ahern that set the Hydro Arena alight and caught the eyes of the ACB matchmaker in attendance. Following that electric debut, Yousaf was offered, and signed, a multi-fight deal with the promotion that will see his second pro-test come at ACB 54 in Manchester.
That test will come in the form of Javonne Morrison who will be looking to derail the Yousaf hype train in front of his home fans on March the 11th. Morrison, the Manchester-born lad, is a dangerous and skilled opponent with KO power. Yousaf’s chin is one thing that is yet to be truly tested and with 4oz pro gloves on as opposed to the 8oz amateur gloves, Morrison will be looking to see if Yousaf can pass that test.
Yousaf may come in as the heavy favourite in this fight but Morrison won’t let that phase him as he will see this as an opportunity to steal that hype and catch the eyes of the MMA world himself.