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 April.
Xtreme Fight Night 357 (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – Apr. 4
Emily Ducote (7-5) vs. Katherine Roy (2-2) **BOUT CANCELLED PER TAPOLOGY**
Fights Night Global 92 (Moscow, Russia) – Apr. 6
Ali Bagautinov def. Vartan Asatryan via unanimous decision
UFC veteran Bagautinov earned his fifth win in a row.
Shamrock FC 317 – (Kansas City, MI) Apr. 6
Bobby Voelker def. Cameron VanCamp via unanimous decision
Former UFC/Strikeforce welterweight Voelker pushed his winning streak to four straight and signed a contract with Bellator MMA.
Rumble In The Cage 61 (Lethbridge, Alberta) – Apr. 12
Jesse Bongfeldt def. Micah Brakefield via TKO at 4:50, RD. 1
UFC veteran Bongfeldt competeed for the first time since Nov. 2011 and won back-to-back fights for the first time since Sept. 2009.
RWC 2 (Golina, Poland) – Apr. 13
Damian Stasiak def. Nikolay Kondratuk via submission at 1:50, RD. 1
Former UFC bantamweight Stasiak snaps a three-fight losing streak.
Fusion Fight League: Diesel’s Last Ride (Great Falls, Montana) – Apr 13.
Joe Riggs def. Jared Torgeson via submission at 2:55, RD. 1
Former UFC title challenger Riggs wins at light heavyweight.
Fusion Fight League: (Butte, Montana) – Apr. 20
Ariel Beck (4-5) vs. Ashley Deen (4-5) **BOUT CANCELLED PER TAPOLOGy ***
RIZIN 15 (Yokohama, Japan) – Apr 21
Jiri Procházka def. King Mo via TKO at 3:02, RD. 3 – Retains Light Heavyweight Title
Prochazka looks to pushed his winning streak to eight straight. Mo has now lost three in a row.
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ben Nguyen via TKO at 2:53, RD. 1
UFC veteran Horiguchi pushed his winning streak to 12-straight.
Ulka Sasaki (22-6-2) vs. Kai Asakura (12-1) ***BOUT CANCELLED PER TAPOLOGY***
Damien Brown def. Koji Takeda via unanimous decision
UFC veteran Brown earns his second-straight win after a three-fight skid.
Titan FC 54 – (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – Apr. 26
Andreas Michailidis def. Marcel Fortuna via TKO at 4:26, RD. 1
Former UFC light heavyweight Fortuna suffers his third straight loss in his Titan FC debut.
Cage Warriors 104 (Carfidff, Wales) – Apr. 27
Tom Watson (17-9) vs. Aaron Khalid (10-4-1) **BOUT CANCELLED PER TAPOLOGY***
XKO 45 (Arlington, Texas) – Apr. 27
Rashad Coulter (9-4) vs. Veron Lewis (6-4) **BOUT CANCELLED PER TAPOLOGY***
Is there a notable MMA veteran competing this month that I missed? Or is there a matchup that has been changed? Hit me up on Twitter @LynchOnSports, and I’ll add it in or fix it up. Thanks.