Eagle FC (Eagle Fighting Championship) is all set to hold Its very first event on North American soil. The Khabib Nurmagomedov owned promotion’s fight card will take place in Miami, Florida on January 28. It features plenty of big name MMA fighters.
At the top of the bill, it features Tyrone Spong and Sergei Kharitonov at heavyweight. The card will also see the return of former UFC light-heavyweight champion ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans. Rashad retired from active competition after his loss to Anthony Smith in 2018
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Eagle FC is rapidly making strides in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. The former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov bought the promotion in 2020 and named it after his own nickname. The upcoming card will be its 44th event.
Eagle FC 44: Fight Card
Aside from the main and co-main event, this card features fights that guarantee entertainment. One such fight is going to be Ray Borg vs Cody Gibson in the Bantamweight division. Let’s take a look at the entire fight card.
Main Event: Tyrone Spong vs Sergei Kharitonov (Heavyweight, 265 pounds.)
Co-Main Event: Rashad Evans vs Gabriel Checco (Light-Heavyweight, 205 pounds)
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Rest of the Main Card: Ray Borg vs Cody Gibson (Bantamweight, 135 pounds)
Ramazan Kuramagomedov vs John Howard (Welterweight, 175 pounds)
Raimond Magomedaliev vs Anthony Njokuani (Welterweight, 175 pounds.)
Prelim: Arman Ospanov vs Dylan Salvador (Lightweight, 155 pounds.)
Yorgan De Castro vs Shaun Asher (Heavyweight, 265 pounds.)
Miles Hunsinger vs Demarques Jackson (Super Lightweight, 165 pounds.)
Shawn Bunch vs Adi Alić (Bantamweight, 135 pounds.)
Sitik Muduev vs Ayadi Majdeddine (Lightweight, 155 pounds.)
Loik Radzhabov vs Zach Zane (Super Lightweight, 165 pounds.)
Former UFC fighters on the card
The aforementioned Rashad Evans and Ray Borg are the two most well known former UFC fighters to feature on this card. While Rashad captured gold during his run, Ray Borg fell short of it. However, he was always a top contender in the Bantamweight division due to his mobility and speed.
Other than these two, Cody Gibson also featured in the UFC for a period of time. He won only 1 of his 4 fights in the organisation before getting cut. John Howard had a run of 7 fights in UFC, winning 3 of them and losing 4.
During his 8 fight stint in the UFC, Anthony Njokuani won 3 fights and lost 4. Former UFC heavyweight Yorgan De Castro had 4 fights under the UFC umbrella. He came into the organisation after winning a fight on DWCS (Dana White’s Contender Series). But Castro lost all 3 of his next fights in the main promotion and got cut.
Eagle FC 44: How and where to watch?
For MMA enthusiasts, this fight card will be free to watch. Fans can either catch it on the FLXcast app or they can visit the official website of Eagle FC and catch the stream there for free.
In the USA
American audiences will be able to catch steam at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT.
In the United Kingdom
British MMA fans will have the opportunity to watch the fights live at 11 pm GMT.
MMA fans in India will be able to watch the event live at 4:30 am IST.
The card will be live for the Russian fans from 2:00 am Moscow time.