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Meet undefeated German bantamweight Katharina Lehner. The 27-year-old Cologne native holds the Respect Fighting Championship and Young Blood Night 135lbs titles and has now set her sights on challenging herself on the big stage.
01. Daniel Weichel (38)
02. Martin Zawada (27)
03. Nordin Asrih (24)
04. Dennis Siver (22)
05. Alan Omer (20)
05. Mario Stapel (20)
07. Andreas Kraniotakes (18)
08. Jonas Billstein (17)
08. Max Coga (17)
08. Abus Magomedov (17)
11. Jessin Ayari (16)
11. Ruben Crawford (16)
11. Peter Sobotta (16)
14. Gregor Herb (15)
14. Stephan Pütz (15)
Anzahl der Siege in Klammern.
Wir freuen uns sehr, mit mehr als der Hälfte (türkis hinterlegt) im Laufe ihrer Karriere als Agentur oder Berater gearbeitet zu haben, oder das nach wie vor zu tun.
Control Master Management – das Schwungrad des deutschen MMA!
Control Master Management (CM), one of the leading full-service management and marketing agencies in Europe with offices in Berlin, Germany and Vilnius, Lithuania has joined forces with Modern Sport Management (MSM), based in Warsaw, Poland to further strengthen their footprint in the Polish marketplace. Poland has already been one of CM’s key markets for the past seven years and MSM founder Sebastian Świerkot will spearhead CM’s expansion plans and serve as primary contact for all of our Polish and Polish-speaking fighters.
Control Master Management represents professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters and was established in January of 2008. We specialize on up-and-coming fighters from Europe, South America and the Middle East. During the past seven years, we have led a dozen European fighters into the UFC and worked with all major European promotions including BAMMA and Cage Warriors (England), Cage and Fight Festival (Finland), Fight Nights and M-1 (Russia), GMC (Germany), KSW and MMA Attack (Poland), Superior Challenge (Sweden) and WFC (Slovenia).
Founded in 2014, MSM owner Sebastian Świerkot is a Polish-German sports agent who is bringing his expertise from the football market into the MMA space. Świerkot has worked as a scout for various first and second division clubs in Germany including 1. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Braunschweig and Hannover 96. Besides working as a sports agent, Sebastian owns his own conveyance company, Modern Logistics, and has excellent business contacts both in Poland as well as Germany at his disposal.
Follow young Polish mixed martial arts fighter Piotr Hallmann in his quest to become the World Freefight Challenge lightweight champion.
Control Master lightweight Piotr Hallmann clinched the World Freefight Challenge 155-pound title with a stellar performance against Southeastern Europe’s number one lightweight, Vaso Bakocevic. Consequently, the international MMA media was full of praise for the young Polish fighter. Here are some excerpts:
“Polish MMA fighter Piotr Hallmann (11-1) of Mighty Bulls Gdynia won the lightweight belt of Balkan organizations Freefight World Challenge (WFC) on Sunday. The Pole won by technical knockout in the second round after a fierce fight against Montenegro’s Vaso Bakocevic in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The duel was eventually decided after the beginning of the second round. In the first round, Hallmann had already gained the upper hand over the Montenegrin “Psychopath”. There were brief moments of danger due to Hallmann’s overly aggressive fighting style, but roughly a minute into the second round, the referee broke up the fighters and sent Bakocevic to the ring doctor. A moment later the decision was made that the fight had to be stopped as the cuts were too deep. Thus, the student of Grzegorz Jakubowski picked up the most important trophy of his career.” — Fightsport.pl
“Of the four title fights, the audience at Hala Tivoli was most impressed by the lightweight clash between Piotr Hallmann and Vaso Bakocevic. The Polish fighter already went up on the scorecards in the first round and just continued his devastating work in the second stanza, so referee Grant Waterman had no choice but to stop the fight.” — Žiga Švigelj, Fighter.si
“In a lightweight battle, Piotr Hallmann of Poland, the winner of the first Casino Fight Night Erfurt “Old School Tournament”, won the vacant strap after a commanding performance against Vaso Bakocevic from Montenegro. Hallmann had taken the fight on short notice for the injured Slovenian Bojan Kosednar. Hallmann was knuckled down early in the first round, but that seemed to wake him up and he took control of the fight standing up, before the referee had to stop the fight in the second due to a cut over Bakocevic’s eye in the second round.” — Jan Großöhmigen, Groundandpound.de
“Piotr Hallmann (11-1 in MMA) has added the title of WFC lightweight champion to his rich collection of trophies, stopping Vaso Bakocevic (11-2-1 in MMA) in the second round of the championship duel at gala WFC 17 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The student of Grzegorz Jakubowski began aggressively, attacking his opponent who provoken and shoved him at the weigh-ins. The Montenegrin countered, however, and a strong flail sent Hallmann to the canvas. Piotr quickly recovered and began smashing his rival with knees in the clinch as well as strikes and soccer kicks on the griznd. After the first five minutes, the advantage of one of the best Polish lightweights was not subject to discussion as Bakocevic tumbled back to the corner, bleeding from a cut above the eyebrow. In the second stanza, Hallmann connected with a few more strong blows, which convinced the English referee Grant Waterman to stop the fight because of the inability of Bakocevic to continue to fight.” — Piotr Meru, MMARocks.pl
“Everything but boring was a high-octane tilt for the vacant lightweight strap between Poland’s Piotr Hallmann and Montenegro’s Vaso Bakocevic. The 23-year-old “Psychopath” added fuel to the fire by shoving “Pletwal” at the weigh-ins, and that prompted the Jakubowski student to unleash a beating of epic proportions. The fight was a good reminder how much damage a well-rounded fighter can do using Pride rules. By the time the first round ended, Bakocevic stumbled back to his corner bloody and confused with a fractured nose and a nasty gash on his eyebrow. The 25-year-old Polish navy officer had used knees to the head on several occasions to turn the Montenegrin’s face into a crimson mask. Midway through the second round, the ring doctor had seen enough and rescued Bakocevic from permanent damage.” — Tim Leidecker, Sherdog.com
“Piotr Hallmann endured two knockdowns to become the new WFC lightweight champion in an action packed affair. Great heart was shown by both competitors, but a cut suffered by Vaso Bakocevic meant the bout had to be called to an end early in the second.” — Dean Parr, WFC.si
Sometimes a picture or in this case a video says more than a thousand words, so without further ado, here is Piotr Hallmann’s systematic destruction of Kevin Donnelly at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship Fight Night 5.
Germany’s top heavyweight, Andreas Kraniotakes, continues to build his reputation as a man willing to step up on short notice.
With just two and a half weeks to prepare, Kraniotakes has agreed to face Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Mike Hayes for the vacant heavyweight title of England’s Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. The bout will take place March 16 at the promotion’s “Fight Night 4” event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Cage Warriors director Graham Boylan confirmed the booking to Sherdog.com on Monday.
The 30-year-old “Big Daddy” Kraniotakes accepted similar spontaneous job offers last year when he took on 6-foot-10 Englishman Dave Keeley just three weeks after knocking out Jay Mortimore. Most notably, he also stepped in for the injured Pedro Rizzo and took on former UFC heavyweight championTim Sylvia at ProElite 2 with only 18 days’ notice.
“I am overwhelmed by the opportunity Cage Warriors has given me,” Kraniotakes, who is currently training in Romania, told Sherdog.com on Monday. “It’s a dream come true to finally be fighting for a world title at this stage of my career and I’m fully determined to bring that belt home. Of course, 20 days is not a lot of time to prepare for a five-rounder, but I’m still in good shape from my last fight at Cage Warriors and positive that I can deliver another good performance.”
Hayes, 31, is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest circuit who holds an impressive 16-4-1 record. “300” has been to the big show before, making his third pro fight for Strikeforce and later grinding out a 2-1 record inside the Bellator Fighting Championships with wins over Steven Banks and Neil Grove. Hayes has also faced UFC veterans Mario Miranda and Fabiano Scherner in his five-year professional career.
The winner of this heavyweight battle will succeed Jeff Monson as the Cage Warriors heavyweight champion. The “Snowman” won the title by submitting Tengiz Teodoradze in April of 2005 and defended it once against Frenchman Marc Emmanuel later that year. The belt was vacated when Monson signed with the UFC and was unable to defend it for more than a year.
Article courtesy of Sherdog.com.
In a heavyweight headliner, Germany’s Andreas Kraniotakes (13-5) reigned supreme and made quick work of Ukrainian competitor Dmitry Poberezhets (10-5-1).
Kraniotakes bloodied his opponent, forced him to the mat, and then tapped him out with a deep first-round rear-naked choke.
The main-event fight was part of Cage Warriors 46, which took place today at Stereo Plaza in Kiev, Ukraine. The night’s main card streamed live on MMAjunkie.com following prelims on Facebook.
After landing some knees from the clinch, Kraniotakes forced the fight to the mat and worked from back mount. Poberezhets covered and tried to avoid positional progress, but Kraniotakes peppered him with punches and eventually secured his hooks and worked for a rear-naked choke.
A bleeding Poberezhets got to his knees, and his face quickly showed a look of desperation. After losing his mouthpiece, he was forced to tap out moments later from the deep choke.
The fight (the fifth of six to end via submission on the night’s main card) ended at the 3:27 mark of the first round.
“It was bloody, it was a submission, and it ended in the first round,” Kraniotakes said. “What more could you ask for?”
It was a rather stress-free performance for Kraniotakes, who’s now 4-1 in his past five fights.
“My corner was doing a good job of telling me the time,” he said. “I realized I had some time to soften him up and did that.”
Harris, Voitenko, Sitenkov earn stoppage wins
After taking a beating early in the fight, Phil Harris (20-9) rebounded and ultimately tapped out Remi Morvan (8-7).
Morvan scored a takedown, took the mount position, and rained down some punches. But after a scramble, Harris briefly took top position and battered Morvan with ground and pound that noticeably slowed him. Harris then pulled his opponent into guard, slapped on a triangle choke, and added an armbar to get the tap-out.
“I’m over the moon, but he’s a lot stronger than I thought,” Harris said. “His jiu-jitsu is really good. He had me in trouble.”
In a lopsided welterweight fight, local product Alexander Voitenko (8-3) used dominant wrestling skills and a steady stream of punches en route to a third-round TKO victory over Dan Hope (8-5).
Voitenko, fighting in front of a hometown Kiev crowd, dominated the fight from the clinch and on the mat. He bloodied Hope in the first round, and it never got much better for the Brit.
The stoppage came early in the third round, when Voitenko moved to the mount, trapped an arm, and rained down punches that landed flush. The ref waved off the fight after a half-dozen of the heavy blows.
In the night’s opening bout, Lithuanian fighter Artemij Sitenkov (14-7) wasted little time in submitting fellow flyweight Neil Seery (9-9) with a slick first-round submission.
While in the clinch against the cage, Sitenkov dipped, grabbed a leg, rolled, and forced the tap-out via kneebar. The stoppage came in just 55 seconds.
“I thought I’d win with a submission, but I wasn’t planning to do that exact submission,” he said. “He gave me his foot, and well, I couldn’t not submit him.”
The full Cage Warriors 46 results included:
MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com)
Article courtesy of MMAJunkie.com.
Finnish lightweight Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (19-5-1) downed his second-straight UFC veteran, earning a second-round TKO over Kyle Watson (13-8-1) at Saturday’s Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 event.
Vainikainen avoided Watson’s grappling attack and used occasional standup flurries to control the action before a cut forced the end of the fight.
The bout served as the featured matchup of the event, which took place at The Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center & Spa in Beirut, Lebanon, and streamed on MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com).
Watson continually pushed in from the outside, grinding away in the clinch and looking to work the fight to the floor. However, Vainikainen remained upright on each occasion and began to show a little disdain in his posture when they would break. Watson finally scored a trip in the closing minutes but landed on bottom and had to work himself back to his feet. Once there, it was Vainikainen who scored his own takedown and then landed several crisp punches during an ensuing scramble.
Watson looked to open up the striking game a bit in the second frame, but Vainikainen answered with straight punches down the pipe. Watson struggled to get inside, and when he finally did get a clinch, a deep gash on his forehead saw blood pour over both competitors. A quick doctor’s inspection revealed a nasty cut, suffered at some point when Watson pushed into the clinch, and the fight was waved off.
Vainikainen, who is now unbeaten in his past nine fights, admitted it wasn’t the way he wanted to win the fight but was still thankful for the win.
“Kyle Watson is a really tough guy,” Vainikainen said. “Every fighter hates a fight stopped due a cut, so I don’t like that, but I’m very happy for the win.”
In the night’s middleweight co-feature, Swedish prospect Mats Nilsson (8-1-1) overwhelmed “The Ultimate Fighter 6” finalist Tom Speer (19-6)
Speer worked hard for a takedown in the early going and then avoided a few triangle-choke attempts while on top. As Speer continued to drive forward, Nilsson slipped out to the side and swept to top position, where he controlled the action through the first frame.
Nilsson again took top position in the second, but he did little in terms of offense and focused more on positioning. It wasn’t enough for the referee, who brought the fight back to the feet.
On the restart, Nilsson avoided a few lumbering strikes on the feet before working into the clinch and tripping Speer to his back again. Nilsson instantly worked into an arm-triangle choke position, and after a few technical adjustments to the position, he was able to finish the fight from the mount.
The once-beaten Nilsson now boasts a four-fight win streak. Speer sees a four-fight win streak snapped.
In featherweight action, Finland’s Matteus Lahdesmaki (12-8-3) earned an impressive submission win over the favored Graham Turner (18-7).
After some initial kickboxing exchanges, Lahdesmaki earned a trip takedown and them immediately attacked for a kimura. While the move looked like it had potential, Lahdesmaki used it as more of a setup, transitioning deftly around to the back and locking in a rear-naked choke. The smooth finish came at the 2:19 mark of the opening round.
In the night’s second middleweight tournament fight, Faycal Hussin (7-2) advanced to the semifinal round with a brutal finish of Gareth Joseph (9-5).
Joseph brought the fight to the floor with a bodylock and looked to be in a dominant position on the floor. But Hussin scrambled back to his feet and unloaded a striking assault that left Jospeh completely out of it and yet somehow standing on his feet. As he swayed helplessly near the fence, the fight was mercifully waved off in just 74 seconds.
In the evening’s first middleweight-tourney fight, Swedish prospect Victor Cheng (8-2) advanced to the semifinals with an exciting win over over Matt Gabel (7-3) in a bout that featured a few odd moments.
The oddities began in the first round, with an inadvertent cup shot from Cheng. They got stranger when the bout referee stopped the match mid-Gabel guillotine to warn of heel kicks to the spine and then restarted the fight back in the choke. The round then finished with a deducted point, as Gabel landed an upkick to Cheng at the bell while he was still on a knee.
Despite the odd opener, Cheng earned a decisive win in the second. Cheng rocked Gabel on the feet with a vicious barrage of punches and then worked to the back when the fight hit the floor, sinking in the rear-naked choke.
In the night’s main-card opening bout, welterweight John Donnelly (7-5) had difficulty dealing with the controlling grappling game of Portugal’sDomingos Mestre (9-4). Donnelly started as the aggressor looking first to strike and then for a first-round choke, but Mestre quickly reversed and settled into top position. He’d spend most of the remainder of the three-round bout there and cruised to a unanimous-decision win. Mestre turned up the heat in the final few minutes, opening a gash on his opponent’s forehead with his ground-and-pound attack, but he was unable to earn a stop against the gritty Donnelly.
Article courtesy of MMAJunkie.com.