INTERNATIONAL SCENE | Super Fight League Finalizes Seccond Card Line Up And Broadcast Plans
Super Fight League 2 is back this Saturday live from Chandigarh and once again fans from all over the world will be able to tune in and experience the action live and free on YouTube at 18.45 Indian Standard Time (IST) 06.15am PDT, 13.15 GMT on Saturday 7th April.
Featuring Duffee v Grove, Kelly v Healy and Shlemenko v Minowa alongside the best domestic talent and top music entertainment, SFL 2 promises to deliver a fantastic night of fights to fans live and free via YouTube.com/SFL.
Duffee v Grove (HW)
Headlining the fight-card will be the SFL debut of one of the most explosive and exciting young heavyweights on the planet today, American Todd Duffee. Renowned within the MMA community for possessing the fastest KO in UFC history. Duffy’s appeal lies in a record that guarantees excitement; every fight he has ever been involved in has ended via knockout.
Up against Duffee is popular UK based South African Neil Grove, boasting an equally exciting record of all 11 wins coming via KO or TKO. Grove is counting on using experience to his advantage and is looking for the KO over Duffee. Both men will be looking to showcase their skills and make an impact with their SFL debuts in a classic crossroads fight.
Kelly v Healy (LW)
The big name fights do not stop there, as also on the card is Englishman Paul Kelly, a noted lightweight fighter famous for putting on exciting bouts thanks to his tenacity and kickboxing skills. A former three time winner of the UFC’s fight of the night award, Kelly specializes in enthralling the crowd. He will get every chance to do so against Ryan Healy. Healy, an aggressive fighter with 10 knockouts to his name is promising a superior ground game following an intensive camp with Team Quest.
Shlemenko v Minowa (MW)
Top ranked MW Alexander Shlemenko is 44-7 at only 27 years old and holds the record for career wins in Bellator. Currently riding a 7 fight win streak, this tough young fighter has a huge fan base in both Russia and Japan and is looking to make his mark against Japanese MMA legend Ikuhisa Minowa (“Minowaman”) Ikuhisa, a veteran of 93 bouts and winner of the DREAM “Super Hulk” Tournament is 7th all time in the history of the sport in wins. This bout will see two of the most experienced fighters in MMA go head to head in a match up that has fight of the night written all over it.
SFL CEO Ken Pavia (@KenPavia) said: ‘As a fight fan how can you not be excited about this card? Arguably the most athletic HW in the game is back in Todd Duffee. He’s taking on Neil Grove – all of Grove’s wins have come by finish inside of two rounds; expect fireworks.’
Pavia continued: ‘One of the biggest names in Russian MMA, Alexander Shlemenko, squares off against one of the biggest names in Japanese MMA. Shlemenko is 20-2 in his last 22 fights and holds the career record for most wins in Bellator history. Minowa has notable wins over Phil Baroni, Don Frye, Gilbert Yvel, and was the DREAM Super Hulk Champion. They have 97 wins between them. Paul Kelly returns after a year layoff to face the durable Ryan Healy in what promises to be a stand and bang affair. Once again this event can be viewed live and for free on YouTube and will be available on archive as well.’
Paul Kelly V Ryan Healy (LW)
Chaitanya Gavali V Pierre Daguzan (FW)
Bharat Kandare V Soro Ismael (FW)
Alexander Schlemenko V Ikuhisa Minowa (Minowaman) (MW)
Anup Kumar V Dilanga Rathnaweera (Catchweight 132lb)
Ricky Singh V Shalika Senanayake (LW)
Colleen Schneider V Cherie Buck (Catchweight 130lb)
Todd Duffee V Neil Grove (HW)