Dusseldorf, Germany: All fighters made weight earlier today ahead of Elite MMA Championship 5 tomorrow night, Saturday, September 5. The inaugural EMC heavyweight champion will be crowned as Japanese Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (23-11-1) meets former BAMMA champ & Bellator veteran Stuart Austin (14-6) of the UK.
The four-man EMC Welterweight Grand Prix also kicks-off tomorrow as Ismail Naurdiev (19-4) competes for the first time since leaving the UFC and takes on top Polish prospect Tymoteusz Lopaczyk (7-1). In the other semi-final PFL veteran Pavel Kusch (23-7) faces Georgia’s Amiran Gogoladze (10-1), who recently completed an undefeated run in M-1. The finalists will then square-off at EMC 6 with the winner crowned the EMC welterweight champion.
Elsewhere on the card KSW heavyweight superstar Erko Jun (3-1) returns to action against Polish bruiser Damian Olszewski (2-3), fast-rising German prospect Konrad Dyrschka (10-1) collides with Italian bad boy Walter Pugliesi (7-2), and two more heavyweights clash as German wrestling machine Kasim Aras (4-1) faces CroCop Team’s Sasa Milincovic (7-2).
EMC 5 is available to watch live around the world on FITE.tv starting at 7pm CET/6pm BST/1pm EST.
EMC 5 Weigh-In Results
Inaugural EMC Heavyweight Title
Satoshi Ishii (110.8 kg) vs. Stuart Austin (111.7 kg)
Welterweight Grand Prix Semi Final 2
Ismail Naurdiev (77.5 kg) vs. Tymoteusz Lopaczyk (77.4 kg)
Erko Jun (100.9 kg) vs. Damian Olszewski (116.8 kg)
Welterweight Grand Prix Semi Final 1
Pavel Kusch (77.4 kg) vs. Amiran Gogoladze (77.4 kg)
Sasa Milinkovic (111.8 kg) vs. Kasim Aras (112.1 kg)
Konrad Dyrschka (77.4 kg) vs. Walter Pugliesi (77.2 kg)
Sara Luzar Smajic (61 kg) vs. Kaylee Vos (61.6 kg)
Pascal Hintzen (65.9 kg) vs. Said Eidi (65.8 kg)
Ibrahim Cholo (70.6 kg) vs. Tobias Eylitz (70.5 kg)