On March 2, the WWFC-14 mixed martial arts tournament was held in Kyiv’s Palace of Sports, which brought together MMA fans in the capital.
At tournaments in mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters with different combat schools perform. The rules allow any strikes, except for particularly traumatic ones, like elbow strikes. The fight takes place in the octagonal ring (octagon).
The WWFC-14 Ukrainian promotion once again gathered its best fighters, who went into a cage throughout the evening and showed great level fights. Even in the first fights of the evening, in which young promising fighters performed, there were intrigues, unexpected tricks and even a bloody knockout in the first minute of the battle.
In addition to the fights themselves, the glove of Conor MacGregor, a well-known Irish MMA fighter who recently became the face of the WWFC title partner Parimatch, also brought fans to the capital. There were a lot of people willing to consider the glove in which Conor fought against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The influence of the famous Irish on the event was enormous. In addition to the fact that McGregor’s face adorned almost every wall, in two fights fighters from the Irish SBG room took part. And both went home with victories.
Lomachenko had to stand against Richard Commey, the IBF title holder, but he got injured in the title fight and thus cannot go toe-to-toe with the Ukrainian.
The contract for the fight between Lomachenko and Crolla has not been signed yet, but promoters Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn reached the principal agreement.
Anthony Crolla has 45 fights behind him on the professional ring; 34 of those are victories (13 KO's). He is also the ex-holder of the WBA belt in the lightweight division, which he lost to Jorge Linares. Crolla also lost his revenge against the Venezuelan. However, after winning the next three fights, he became the necessary candidate for the title fight with Ukraine's renowned world champion Lomachenko.