BREAKING: Eagle FC Adds One More Fight to Their January Card as Another UFC Heavyweight Takes on Shaun Asher

Published 12/27/2021, 1:45 PM EST


Khabib Nurmagomedov’s promotion, Eagle FC, is all set for its big American debut. The Russia-based promotion is going all-out for its first global project, Eagle FC 44, in the United States. Plus, the promotion is actively recruiting fighters to make up its fighting card for the same occasion. Now reportedly, the latest inclusion to the card is former UFC heavyweight Yorgan De Castro.

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The UFC took off ‘The Mad Titan’ from their roster in April after three back-to-back losses. De Castro(7-3)  in his last UFC fight suffered a KO loss against Jarjis Danho at the UFC Vegas 23 event. Notably, Castro’s last UFC win came against Justin Tafa back in 2019.

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Since then, he has fought and lost to Greg Hardy, Carlos Felipe, and Danho. However, The Portuguese broke his 3 fight losing streak in November in a fight against Danyelle Williams at his new promotion CES MMA.

Now, according to reports, ‘The Mad Titan’ will be fighting against former Bellator fighter Shaun Asher(13-4-1) at the Eagle FC 44 event in a heavyweight setting. The veteran Shaun ‘The Bully’ Asher recently joined the MMA scene after a two-year rest. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old lost his only bout in 2021 against Steve Mowry at Bellator 257 by knockout in the first round.

Who is on the Eagle FC 44 fight card?

‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov has been preparing for a global event ever since he retired from MMA as a professional fighter. Since then, the MMA legend has donned the role of a promoter. Now, as Eagle fighting championship’s North American events comes close, we have a clear picture of the fight card.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – JUNE 25: Kevin Lee celebrates after his submission victory over Michael Chiesa in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 25, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

According to Cageside press, the current card looks as follows:

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  • Tyrone Spong vs. Sergei Kharitonov
  • Rashad Evans vs. Gabriel Checco
  • Ray Borg vs. Cody Gibson
  • Renan Barao vs. Horacio Gutierrez
  • Ramazan Kuramagomedov vs. John Howard
  • Miles Hunsinger vs. Demarques Jackson
  • Yorgan De Castro vs. Shaun Asher

Tyrone Spong and Sergei Kharitonov’s clash will be headlining the event. Besides, a high-voltage fight between former UFC welterweight Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez is also cooking. Meanwhile, the event will have FLX Arena in Miami, Florida as its venue on January 28th, 2022.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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