At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of March.
Unified MMA 36: Mayhem (Enoch, Alberta) – Mar. 1
Teddy Ash def. Dominique Steele via TKO at 5:00, RD. 4 – Wins Middleweight Title
Ash has now won seven of his last eight fights.
Jake Lindsay def Pat Pytlik via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:25, RD. 2 – Wins Welterweight Title
Former UFC lightweight Lindsay earns two straight wins for the first time since Feb. 2014.
Shane Campbell def. Menad Abella via Unanimous Decision
UFC veteran Campbell has now won four of his last five fights.
Cage Warriors 102 – (London, England) – Mar. 2
Jolton Santos def. Craig White via Unanimous Decision
Former UFC welterweight White has now lost three straight fights for the first time in his career.
Brad Wheeler def. John Maguire via TKO (Punches) at 1:43, RD. 2
UFC veteran Maguire has now alternated between wins and losses in his last six fights.
Destiny MMA: Throwdown (Waipahu, Hawaii) – Mar 2
Russell Doane def. Diego Silva via Unanimou Decision
Doane has now won two of his last three fights and earns his first win outside the UFC since Nov. 2013.
CFFC 73: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – Mar. 2
Azunna Anyanwu def. Christopher Daukaus via TKO at 4:05, RD. 2 – Heavyweight Title
Former UFC heavyweight Anyanwu has now won six of his last seven fights.
RCC Intro 3 (Ekaterinburg, Russia) – Mar. 9
Godofredo Pepey (14-6) vs. Pavel Gordeev (13-1) – No Contest (Illegal Knee)
Cage Warriors 103 (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Mar. 9
Nicolas Dalby def.. Alex Lohore via TKO (Punch) at 1:47, RD. 1
Former UFC welterweight Dalby pushed his winning streak to three straight.
Mads Burnell def. Ahmed Vila via Submission (Japanese Neck Tie)
UFC veteran Burnell earns back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 2016.
Total Warrior Combat (Lansing, Michigan) – Mar. 9
Jarred Brooks (14-2) vs. Josh Robinson (12-12) – Flyweight Title **BOUT CANCELLED***
Fight Hard MMA (St Louis, Missouri) – Mar. 9
Charles Bennett (30-40-2) vs. Chuka Willis (9-5) **BOUT CANCELLED***
BRAVE CF 22 (Pasay, Philippines) – Mar. 15
Jose Torres (8-1) vs. Amir Albazi (11-0) **BOUT CANCELLED due to an injury to Torres***
Rolando Dy def. Mehmosh Raza via TKO
UFC veteran Dy looks earns back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 2016.
ACA 93 (St. Petersburg, Russia) – Mar. 16
Mikhail Malyutin def. Rob Emerson via Unanimous Decision
Former UFC/Bellator fighter Emerson suffers back-to-back losses for the first time since Sept. 2009.
Hacran Dias def. U. Gadzhidaudov via Unanimous Decision
UFC veteran Dias makes his two straight victories
Muslim Magomedov def. Chris Camozzi via TKO
UFC veteran Camozzi suffers his fourth straight loss.
Dominate FC 3 (Tacoma, Washington) – Mar. 23
Anthony Hamilton (18-9) vs. Kyle Keenay (19-24) **BOUT CANCELLED***
Eternal MMA 42 (Southport, Queensland, Australia) – Mar. 23
David Martinez def. Mike Wilkinson
Late replacement Martinez handed UFC veteran Wilkinson his fourth loss in a row.
KSW 47 (Lodz, Poland) – Mar. 23
Phil De Fries def. Tomasz Narkun via Unanimous Decision
UFC veteran De Fries earns his fifth straight win and halts Narkun’s seven-fight win streak.
Caged Aggression 24 (Davenport, Iowa) – Mar 23
Dan Hornbuckle def. Jason Louck via KO
Former Bellator title challenger Hornbuckle fought for the first time since Aug. 2014 and snapped a four-fight skid.
CES 55 – (Hartford, Connecticut) Mar 29
Matt Bessette def. Tim Dooling via Unanimous Decision
UFC veteran Bessette earns his first win since May 2015 while Dooling has now lost three of his last four fights
Eric Spicely def. Caio Magalhaes via TKO (Punches) at 4:00, RD. 1
Former UFC middleweight Spicely earns back-to-back wins while Magalhaes drops his fourth straight fight
ACA 94 (Krasnodar, Russia) – Mar. 30
Albert Tumenov (18-5) vs. Murad Abdulaev (18-6) – Welterweight Title **BOUT CANCELLED, Moved to Apr. 27***
ONE Championship: A New Era (Tokyo, Japan) – Mar. 31
Demetrious Johnson def. Yuya Wakamatsu via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:40, RD. 2
Former UFC flyweight champion Johnson got back on the winning track and handed Wakamatsu his third loss his last four fights.
Timofey Nastyukhin def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (Punches) at 4:05, Rd. 1
Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Alvarez suffers back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.