Who’s Next… Battlefield Fight League 44


Battlefield ThumbBattlefield Fight League 44 went down Saturday night from Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia (Check out the full results HERE). In the main event Chris Anderson defended his Pro Welterweight Title against Curtis Harriott and in the co-main event Jamie Siraj put Nick Ghaeni to sleep to capture the vacant Pro Bantamweight Title.

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.

170lbs- Chris Anderson (4-0) vs. Leo Xavier (4-0-1)
By defeating Curtis Harriot for the third time Chris Anderson cemented himself as the head Welterweight honcho inside the BFL cage. From his theatrical “Bukwas” entrances, his Nick Diaz-esque post fight interviews and his never back down fighting Anderson is also garnering a massive fan following outside the cage. What do you do when you have a fan favorite star, well you need the anti-hero a true antagonist and the former BFL bad boy Leo Xavier fits that bill to a tee. Xavier is a former BFL amateur Welterweight champion and a former BFL Pro Middleweight champion who this past weekend handed the formerly undefeated Thomas Richardson his first defeat. With BFL always doing a tremendous job promoting BC based talent this fight not only nails that but add in the similar records and BFL amateur prestige this fight is a literal no brainer. Styles make fights and it will be Anderson’s striking versus Xavier’s superior grappling with fans finding out who truly is British Columbia’s Welterweight kingpin.

135lbs- Jamie Siraj (3-1) vs. Nick Ghaeni (2-1)
Yes a rematch, if anyone has followed these two on social media you’d known the hate these two have for each other. Their first match up at BFL 36 was marred by controversy as the majority felt that Jamie Siraj had done enough to get the decision nod but it was Nick Ghaeni who the judges gave the fight two. Following a string of issues on Siraj’s side bout number 2 went down this weekend and it was “The Gremlin” who not only came out victorious but also emerged at the newly crowned BFL Bantamweight champion. Now with one bout a piece, a fantastic social media battle and an epic back and forth angry interview the stage is set for the rubber match. With the belt on the line and the fact Ghaeni was slept this past weekend the tension should reach a boiling point for bout number 3 and with all the factors in place for a fantastic vendetta style rematch it’s BFL and more importantly their fans that will be the true winners in what should be an epic battle.

135lbs- Kevin Kellerman (1-0) vs. Craig Maclean (1-1)
A product of the BFL amateur system Kevin Kellerman made a successful pro debut by TKOing Vaz Lep in the second round this past weekend. Craig MacLean also had a successful pro debut at BFL 33 in 2014 then suffered his first pro defeat at BFL 40 in 2015 to the aforementioned Nick Ghaeni. Both men are former BFL amateur Bantamweight champions and both lost their title in their final amateur BFL. With BFL’s 135 lbs. division starting to thin out these young prospects are exactly what is needed to inject some life into it. Now let’s see who will become a future title challenger in what should easily be a fan pleasing affair.

2 Responses to “ Who’s Next… Battlefield Fight League 44 ”

  1. mmafan says:


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  2. Jungle says:

    Chris vs Leo big fight!!!

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