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Shakur Stevenson Breaks Down Felix Caraballo, Stops Him In Six

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WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful 130 pound debut against Felix Caraballo, working him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.

Stevenson toyed with his opponent, breaking him down with every shot before, eventually ending the fight with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to his knees and his gloves on the canvas and while stuck there because of the pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.

With the win, the 2016 silver medallist Stevenson retained his unbeaten record and improved to (14-0, 8KOs). Stevenson was placed a 100-1 favourite, heading into the fight and he proved right the bookmarkers by winning all the five rounds (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) before the stoppage, dropping Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) twice in the first round…

UFC 243 : Jake Matthews To Fight Rostem Akman

UFC 243 : Jake Matthews To Fight Rostem Akman

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Jake Matthews will be taking on Sweden's Rostem Akman at UFC 243, as announced on Thursday by UFC Officials, an event scheduled to take place at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Oct. 5

The last time Matthews fought in Melbourne was in December and he saw is four fight winning streak snapped by Anthony Rocco Martin, who submitted him in front of his hometown fans. 
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Matthews had accumulated a 7 - 4 record in the UFC since he debuted as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations back in 2014.

Akman (6-1), who won all his amateur fights by stoppage and submissions, was first in the Octagon back in June when he lost a unanimous decision against Sergey Khandozhko. He was a short-notice replacement for an injured Bartosz Fabinski. 

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