Who’s Next… Rumble in the Cage 59


Rumble in the Cage 59 went down last weekend from the Servus Sports Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta (Check out the full play-by-play HERE). The card featured Sheldon Doll, Justin Basra, Maged Hammo picking up big wins. Neil Berry returned from a nearly 10 year layoff and John Nguyen made a successful pro debut.

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.

205lbs- Sheldon Doll (7-3) vs. Adam Hunter (7-2)
Sheldon Doll has gone 4-0 with four finishes since his return from a four year layoff from competition. With a 7-3 record overall it’s time to see if Doll can take a step up in competition and get a win over a top talent in the Light-Heavyweight division. Adam Hunter recently returned from a 2 year USADA suspension and lost a first round TKO to the #1 Canadian Light-Heavyweight Marc-Andre Barriault. Hunter would be a stiff test for Doll and a challenge to see where Doll fits in to the Light-Heavyweight picture in Canada.

135lbs- Justin Basra (5-0) vs. Michael Hay (5-1)
Justin Basra picked up a hard fought victory over Joaquin Calderon at RITC 59 last weekend and is currently set to face Adam MacDougall at Unified 35 in his next bout. Assuming Basra keeps the ball rolling and extends his record to 6-0 the logical next matchup for Basra would be a Battle of Alberta matchup against Michael Hay who is on a three fight win streak and has only lost to TUF 27 Winner Brad Katona.

145lbs- Maged Hammo (9-5-1) vs. Clay Dixon (5-1)
Maged Hammo picked up an exciting come from behind victory against a tough Fred Stonehouse last weekend, his first in almost two years. Hammo improved his record to 9-5-1 and has finished every one of his wins. Clay Dixon holds a 5-1 record with his only loss being against top prospect Alex Martinez. Both Hammo and Dixon could use a big win in their careers to propel them to the next level in the Featherweight division.

205lbs- Neil Berry (8-8) vs. Tyler Weran (3-0)
Neil Berry returned from almost ten years away from the cage. Berry did not waste any of that time, earning his BJJ black belt during his absence from MMA competition. Berry did not need his grappling prowess in this fight as he easily dispatched Jordan Murray in under a minute using a vicious onslaught of elbows. Berry has indicated that he’d likely be fighting at Light-Heavyweight going forward and a solid test of his skills would be the undefeated Tyler Weran out of Saskatoon. Weran has won all three of his pro outings following a pair of Amateur victories and has finished four of his five opponents.

4 Responses to “ Who’s Next… Rumble in the Cage 59 ”

  1. Brandon Chase says:

    I’ll take on Maged Hammo no problem (: at ufc Undisputed 3

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  2. Bjjfan says:

    Why does ritc never have title fights? Lee in my opinion needs to get a new cage and some new shiny belts. Great ran fight promotion. Just missing the few things to make it one of the best in Canada.

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  3. John S says:

    I believe there aren’t any belts due to budget. Seems to be the same reason it’s local fighters only it seems. I like seeing local guys as much as the next fan but it would be nice to see some different match ups made with local vs non local.

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  4. Lol says:

    Book Bongfeldt vs Hicks for a belt. Hicks was running around Lethbridge afterwards saying he’d beat doll in a rematch and walk through Bongfeldt and make it look easy. id pay to watch that one

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