Thiago Silva, Pat Healy will fight for Chechens

in January in Cali.

January 13, 2017 the domestic ACB debut overseas promotion in Irvine, California, USA. Irvine is famous for its low crime rate, high level of education and location of headquarters of famous companies, such as Blizzard, Broadcom and Verizon Wireless. And this is really a wonderful place to hold landmark show ACB 51. The company once again came to the organization of the event with all responsibility. Matchmaker not completed work on drawing up the tournament infarction, but a preliminary list of matches already boasts big names.

A pleasant surprise was the signing of the famous Brazilian light heavyweight Thiago Silva, who previously played in the UFC. Fighter has become famous not only for wins over such serious rivals as Rafael Kavalkante, Keith Jardine and Matt Hammill, but for substitutions of doping tests, as well as threats of arms to his ex-wife, after which he was arrested and fired from UFC 2 years ago. Rival of offensive fighter will be the American Jared Torgeson.

In addition to Torgesona, card serves six representatives of the United States and Canada. Among them we should mention the three veterans who are well known to fans of mixed martial arts - Michael Kyle, Paul Buentello and Tim Haig. Another good news will debut of newly signed Estonian heavyweight Denis Smoldareva. ACB debut tournament in the US promises not only to raise awareness of Russian MMA, but also to arrange a decent show.

Preliminary card of the tournament 51 ACB

Thiago Silva (Brazil) vs Jared Torgeson (USA)

Musa Hamanaev (Russia) vs TBA

Denis Smoldarev (Estonia) vs TBA

Michal Andrishak (Poland) vs Mike Kyle (USA)

Shamil Nick (Belgium) vs Alexander Pimentel (Brazil)

Paul Buentello (USA) vs Tim Haig (Canada)

Magomed Ginazov (Russia) vs TBA

Rodney Wallace (USA) vs TBA

Guillermo Martinez (Cuba) vs Jesse Taylor (USA)

Murad Kalam (Russia) vs Kyle Reyes (Guam)

Isaac Pimentel (Brazil) vs Corey Alexander (USA)

Danny Martinez (USA) vs Darren Mima (USA)

The lightweight division of ACB roster has next replenishment. The contract with the league signed a 33-year-old - the former UFC fighter and former champion Pat Healy Titan FC, nicknamed «Bam Bam». Now he takes 107 th place in the ranking Fightmatrix.

Record professional MMA: 33-22.

Statistics of wins: 7 by KO, 15 sabmishenom 11 decision.

In his career professional MMA fighter Pat Healy met with many experienced fighters, and one of them was Habib Nurmagomedov. That evening, Pat was defeated by unanimous decision.

January 13 at the ACB 51 tournament in Irvine, California (USA), Pat Healy will fight against Brazilian Leandro «Buscape» Silva.