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SFL 6: Friday Night Fights – Xavier Foupa Pokam vs Claudio Henrique Da Silva


14 fights, 12 stoppages and millions of new fans later, SFL is set to end the first month of the Friday Night Fights series with a bang by showcasing four top international fighters at SFL 6 on October 26th, once again live and free to watch on YouTube channel:

SFL 6: Friday Night Fights – Xavier Foupa Pokam vs Claudio Henrique Da Silva

SFL 5: Recap

SFL 5 was a night of submissions, with five of the shows seven fights ending via choke. The shows headliner – rising star Lakwinder Singh Sekhon – lived up to his nickname ‘Lightning’ by choking out his opponent in just 71 seconds but not before coming under some heavy fire himself. Sekhon stays undefeated with all wins coming via way of stoppage. Meanwhile the women’s SFL Challengers champion Manjit Kolekar began her journey in MMA with an impressive second round TKO win against former rival Ritika Singh.

After the impressive knockouts of SFL 4, slick and dangerous grappling skills were showcased in SFL 5, highlighting the ever evolving ground game of India’s elite fighters.

SFL COO Dan Isaac said of SFL 5 “Supreet Bedi [SFL TV host] summed it up perfectly when she said , ‘If you can surprise the COO and matchmaker of the SFL you’re  doing something right’.  These two shows have been just the tip of the ice-berg , we have ‘never heard of’ talent being signed up almost every week. The SFL training camp is full to capacity and the next few shows are going to wake everyone up to Indian MMA.”

Catch up on all the action here:


SFL ends the first month of Friday Night Fights by matching up two of the organisations top five ranked middleweights, in former UFC star Xavier Foupa-Pokam and Brazilian sensation Claudio Henrique Da Silva.

Frenchman Foupa-Pokam is fighting for the second time in the SFL, after a brutal TKO victory against Joey Guel in SFL 1. Da Silva is looking to maintain his hugely impressive seven fight run of destruction that has seen him both KO and submit opponents spectacularly.

In the talent division of female flyweights, SFL showcases two more of the very best around. Colleen ‘The Beautiful Disaster’ Schneider will face of against Egypt’s Aya Saeid Saber. Schneider is another making her second SFL appearance, already having won her first fight on SFL 3 via TKO.

Schneider said: ‘It has been a long time since I last fought so I can’t wait to get back in the O-Zone to put on another exciting fight for the SFL fans. I want to become the best of SFL’s female flyweight division.’

Tune in on Friday 26th October to catch the second episode of SFL Friday Night Fight Night and witness another spectacular night of Indian MMA. Don’t forget to join in the excitement and play along with the new SFL MMA fantasy game where you can predict how and when the fights will finish.

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Jeremy Brand started up this lovechild called back in 2009. It began as a hobby project and has turned into much more. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the mats, as he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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