AFL RESULTS: Brandao KO’s Wagy for the AFL Featherweight Title
Action Fight League Promotions returned to the Hard Rock hotel & Casino on January 20,2023 for a night of Professional Mixed Martial Arts. Ten (10) fights on the card filled with UFC veterans and local talent that brought fans to their feet.
The Main Card featured UFC Veteran Diego Brandao ( 27-20) against Bellator & Titan FC Veteran Matt Wagy (13-8). The Co-Main event placed UFC Veteran Markus “The Joker’ Perez (14-6) against Fight Lab Veteran Chase Gamble (7-8).
Local Favorites on the card included Frank Torres of SerGym in Hialeah Florida and Richard Mayol from MMA Masters of Miami Florida. Jason Somchay vs Nekoro Bunsie in the only KickBoxing match of the night. Rudisel Mora from the cuban style of MMA, JudoKickBox (JKB) tested his skills against newcomer and hard hitting fighter Mihai Culai.
Diego Brandao, coming off a win at Ural FC in Russia six months ago , steps into the cage for his debut with Action Fight League. Diego went up against a younger opponent , with a bigger reach , Matthew Wagy. Wagy is coming off a loss from his last fight with Professional Fighters League (PFL) on ESPN 2. Wagy came into the fight hungry, prepared, focused and visualizing his hand being raised in the air.
Unfortunately for Wagy , Diego had other plans for the younger opponents outcome of the fight. Diego landed a flying knee to the head that Knocked Wagy out in 3:12 of the 1st round. Diego walking away with the AFL Featherweight Title Belt. A rematch is in the talks in which Wagy will get his chance to go after the belt in April 2023.
Stay tuned for Brandao vs Wagy 2 and other fighters on the card for April.
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