Saturday November 19 was a very good day for the Blackzilians. That night six fighters fought in several shows. Michael Chandler, Carrington Banks, Linton Vassell fought at Bellator 165. Kamaru Usman travelled to Brazil to fight at UFC Fight Night 100 event in Sao Paulo. Tywan Claxton fought at XFN tournament and advanced to the semifinals. Also training at the Blackzilians was Marthin Hamlet Nielsen. He fought in Birmingham and successfully won his debut M.M.A. fight and got a belt straight away.
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler fought against former UFC champion Benson Henderson in a thrilling back-and-fourth fight. The champion Chandler got a split decision victory and retained his title. Also on the main card was Linton Vassell that took on Francis Carmont and took home the unanimous decision as he controlled Carmont throughout the fight. In the undercard Carrington Banks kept his undefeated record as he dominated his fight against Jake Roberts.
At UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo we saw Kamaru Usman taking on Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner Warlley Alves. He won the fight via unanimous decision and extended his winning streak to four fights and looking to get a top 15 fighter next. He even challenged Damian Maia who was sitting ringside so you can’t deny Usman his motivation and drive.
Also we saw Tywan Claxton fighting at XFN, an amateur event which hosted a 16 man tournament in the featherweight division. He won the first fight a few months ago and the second one was this weekend. He won his fight and will now move on to the semifinals. Then we had Marthin Hamlet Nielsen out of Norway that came to Florida to train with the team. He would make his M.M.A. debut this weekend and fought for a title right away. He beat Ponder to take home his first M.M.A. belt. Nielsen is a decorated world medalist in Greco Roman.
So having six fighter fighting and winning all of them is a huge accomplishment and it shows that the team is working hard to stay on top.