Worldwide MMA Preview – CES, Prize, Adrenalin, Max and Top FC

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With no UFC this weekend, it is a perfect opportunity to check out some of the other shows around the world.

On Friday CES MMA 30 from Rhode Island, United States features Julian Lane of TUF infamy in the main event. He faces CES mainstay Luis Felix for the lightweight strap. Lane has won four straight since losing to Paul Felder in 2013. Former UFC fighters, Patrick Walsh, Peggy Morgan and Dan Lauzon are also competing on the card.

Also in America on Friday night, but this time in Denver, Colorado Prize FC 10 is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC fighter Joshua Copeland and Jason Ackerman. Copeland earned a UFC spot by beating Jan Jorgensen and extending his record to 9-0 but he lost twice in the UFC before being released and now looks to get his career back on track. Ackerman is the reigning Prize FC heavyweight champion and holds a 6-1 professional record.

On Saturday morning TOP FC present a card from Seoul which features two title fights.  In the main event the final of a lightweight tournament will be contested between Dong Hyun Kim and Jung Min Kang. In the co-main event prized prospect Kwan Ho Kwak will put his unbeaten 6-0 record on the line to try and win the vacant bantamweight title against Han Bin Park who has a 6-2 record himself. Kwan has five KO/TKO finishes on his record and while he is still raw his athleticism and aggressiveness has garnered him significant interest so far in his short career.

As far as British action goes Adrenalin Fight Night: Crush from Swansea, Wales is the best action. Alex Enlund fights Phil Raeburn in the main event. While both are Cage Warriors veterans, Enlund had the much more distinguished run as he went 5-1 in the promotion including a victory over Artem Lobov and capturing the featherweight title in his last fight by beating Nad Narimani.

In Brazil on Saturday night Wagner Prado will defend his Max Fight light heavyweight title for the first time against Aldo Silva. Prado has an 11-2 record and his only defeats came in the UFC to Phil Davis and Ildemar Alcântara. Prado bested Silva before making the move to the UFC so Silva will be looking for revenge.