Tonight is the night! The Asylum Fight League returns to the Asylum Arena in South Philly for the year ending MMA Spectacular. This is the 36th show for the Carl Mascarenhas and the Asylum Fight League team, of which I am a proud member. I can't wait to step into the cage tonight, because I know that the fighters are going to be going all out, as they always do at Asylum shows.
The card is stacked as always, and the production will be top notch. If you have never seen an Asylum show live, you should really try to make it down to South Philly for the event. You can even treat yourself to a Philly cheese steak afterwards.
Here's a complete description of tonight's fights:
Asylum Fight League is back with its latest installment Asylum Fight League XXXVI on October 8 at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This 18-bout card will feature some of the top prospects on the East Coast headlined by a rematch title fight.
In the main event, Champion Danny Holmes (3-0) battles challenger Akeim Leonard (2-2) for the Asylum Fight League Light Heavyweight Championship in a rematch. The bout is coming on the heels of their first fight in March where Holmes defeated Leonard by majority decision to win the vacant title. Asylum listened to the fans and booked an immediate rematch to this close fight. Holmes and Leonard will get another five rounds to sort out who is the real Asylum Fight League Champion. Expect Holmes to come in to the fight with a chip on his shoulder as he believes he clearly won the first fight. He will be in the mindset of wanting to finish Leonard to prove a point to the people that doubted his first victory. For Leonard, he will try to make the most of this immediate rematch and show why he deserves back-to-back title fights, with the champ. With both men being so familiar with one another, don't expect a very long feeling out process. This fight should pick up exactly where the last one left off so be ready for early fireworks as these two gladiators lock horns in the middle of the cage. With that said, the slightest variation to a game plan could make the difference from this fighting going another five rounds or ending in KO or submission. Both Holmes and Leonard know whatâ??s at stake and will be ready.
In other action, Mikey Riley (3-1) fights Delroy McKoy (3-2) in a 155 lb contest. Riley is known for his great cardio as all 3 of his wins have come by decision. He wears out his opponent by pushing the pace and picking his shots, either in standup or on the ground. McKoy sports a similar style but also takes more chances in the cage which have both benefited and hurt him in his previous fights. Expect McKoy to try some unorthodox moves in the beginning to try and get Riley to play his game of high risk/high reward.
Asylum Fight League XXXVI comes to you live and direct on October 8. With an 18-bout fight card you can be there will be plenty of knockouts, submissions and great fights. Don't miss this exciting event which has become a proving ground for some of the top fighters in the North East. If you can't be there live, the only way to see this show is to order it exclusively through the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.