Who’s Next… Battlefield Fight League 43

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Battlefield Fight League 43 went down Saturday night from the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, BC. The card featured a non title match up between Battlefield Fight LeagueFeatherweight champion Jeremy Kennedy and Drew Brokenshire along with a Middleweight contenders fight between Brendan Kornberger and Mike Jasper.

Keep in mind, in most cases the match-ups listed here are hypothetical and have not been announced or rumored to be taking place unless otherwise noted.

Let us know your thoughts on who should be up next for the big winners and the rest of the card and who you think would win our hypothetical match-ups.

145lbs- Jeremy Kennedy (8-0) vs. Gavin Tucker (8-0)
***BFL Featherweight Title Fight
Kennedy returned from 15 month long absence to absolutely dominate Drew Brokenshire en route to a unanimous decision victory. Post fight fans inside the Hard Rock Casino fans were very vocal on where they would like to see Kennedy as chants “UFC,UFC,UFC” rang through the event centre. Considering Kennedy’s unblemished record a UFC call may not be far off but with his long lay off another bout or two would be wise before taking the big show jump. Despite Kennedy letting his feeling known on social media post fight respectfully calling out Sabah Fadai for a match up at BFL 44 June 11th. Now the prospect of Kennedy versus Fadai is an intriguing match up but an East versus West throw down between two undefeated studs is just to good to overlook. With Tucker booked to defend his ECC 145 lbs. strap June 25th there is no chance of them meeting at June 11th but if Tucker comes out unscathed during his title defense and Kennedy is good to go there is no better option for a BFL 46 main event. We can finally see who is the number one Canadian prospect at Featherweight outside the big show and then we can start talking about a UFC call up.

185lbs- Ryan Janes (8-1) vs. Mike Jasper (10-3)
***BFL Middleweight Title Fight
Prior to Jasper landing a fight ending right hand right behind his ear Brendan Kornberger was working his way back to a match up with Middleweight champ Ryan Janes. With one punch Mike Jasper changed all that and immediately shot himself to the front of the line as BFL number one Middleweight contender. The Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA protégé withstood a shoulder injury in the first round, 2 groin strikes and a massive gash over his eye and was still able to pull off the fight ending blow mid way through the 3rd round. That toughness he demonstrated along with his experienced record makes him a solid match up for Janes. Janes has not fought since defending his belt last July against the aforementioned Kornberger. Having not experienced a loss since 2009 Janes has won 7 straight 6 of which have been by choke submission. The Zugec Ultimate Martial Arts product has been a submission machine and he would have more wins on his record if he fought more granted he has fought 3 times in 2 years which for Janes is a lot. BFL cannot let their title get stale and Janes does garner a lot of fans in the BC based promotion so a match up between him and the guy that knocked off the number one contender makes nothing but sense.

185lbs- Brendan Kornberger (6-3) vs. Matt Baker (13-9)
Brendan Kornberger might have the nicest 6-3 record in Canadian MMA. His first loss was against then undefeated WSOF Middleweight contender Krasimir Mladenov a fight Kornberger definitely lost but he stood stall against the experienced combat sport veteran. Beside that his losses to Janes and Jasper were fights that he was soundly winning before being submitted by Janes and TKO’d by Jasper. Now with another loss Kornberger will need to get back on the horse and with BFL being a smart regional promotion meaning they enjoy promoting BC based fighters. Baker a sometimes Middleweight and sometimes Light Heavyweight is the next highly ranked BC fighter and with him coming off a lose as well, a 2nd round submission loses to former Bellator champion Emanuel Newton, makes perfect sense. Being a experienced veteran Baker is a great match up to see if Kornberger still has what it takes to return to title contention or maybe Baker can make a title run of his own. Either way BFL gets a BC based fighter to promote who can put butts in seats en route to developing another title challenger while the fans win by getting a chance to see an exciting Middleweight tussle.

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2 Responses to “ Who’s Next… Battlefield Fight League 43 ”

  1. Jeremy kennedy says:

    Sign me up

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  2. Disarming_you says:

    Kennedy vs fadai? Test the levels. Or if he wants a veteran what about Demarce if he makes it to 145? Kennedy definitely has lots of talent but would love for him to step it up in competition now and I think he knows that as well.

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