Much has been made of Ian Machado Garry's widely-publicized split from Birmingham gym Team Renegade, but despite the parting of the ways, one of the staples of the gym has come out to defend the Irishman in response to some of the comments thrown at him ahead of his bout at UFC 296.
Elias Garcia captured the inaugural Oktagon flyweight title at Oktagon 48 in Manchester after Welsh challenger Aaron Aby was stopped between rounds after a keenly-contested matchup at the AO Arena.
Oktagon 48 is heading to the United Kingdom, with the largest arena in the country set to play host to the promotion's debut event in England.
A spectacular night at Stvanice came to an anticlimactic conclusion as Losene Keita suffered a fight-ending leg injury one minute into his title unification bout with featherweight champ Mate Sanikidze at Oktagon 45 in Prague.
Oktagon MMA is set to bring a new reality TV show to the UK and Ireland, and they’ve signed up two big names to serve as rival coaches for the season.