Rise FC 5 is set to take place on November 30th, 2019 in Chilliwack, BC. The main event was announced today on Rise FC’s Instagram page. Chad “The Monster” Anheliger will be defending his bantamweight championship against Chilliwack local Jamie “The Gremlin” Siraj.
Chad Anheliger became the Rise FC bantamweight champion earlier this year after defeating Craig Maclean via TKO. Winning the bantamweight title turned Anheliger into a “double champ”, as he was already the Rise FC flyweight champion. This is Anheliger’s first fight since becoming the champion as he dealt with a broken hand from the win. Anheliger’s career started slow with a 2-5 record but he looks to have turned things around. Riding a seven fight win streak and having eight of his nine wins come from a finish, odds are the judges won’t play a factor in this fight.
Jamie Siraj is looking to add another title to his collection. Siraj is the former BFL bantamweight champion and is the current Unified MMA bantamweight champion. The recent rumors were that Siraj might get a short notice fight when the UFC came to Vancouver but that wasn’t the case. This is the third time Siraj is stepping into the Rise FC cage. He previously defeated Gabe Sagman at Rise FC 3 and more recently defeated Blake Sigvaldason at Rise FC 4. Seven of his eight wins have come from a finish and he is currently on a five fight win streak, Siraj will be fired up to be the main event in his hometown at Rise FC 5.
When asked what fans can expect in this fight, Rise FC president Sabah Fadai had the following to say:
“Well when you get two of the best bantamweights in the country, that are on a huge win streaks, you can only expect fireworks. Both of these guys can finish the fight at any given time. I know I won’t even be blinking during this fight.”