KCFC WILL RING SOME BELLS AT BELLATOR 284
Undefeated—at 10-0-0!—Kill Cliff FC heavyweight "Tall" Steve Mowry looks to defend that impressive record in the co-main event Friday in Sioux Falls, SD, when he confronts Valentin Moldavsky, whose own record is not too shabby: 11-2-0. The Pittsburgh native Mowry, whose overall streak is 17 wins in a row with no losses, stands 6'8 with a 79-inch reach and is a true beast at 265 pounds.
His international opponent will have a height (6'1) and reach (75-inches) deficit. But Moldavsky is ranked No. 28 as an MMA heavyweight and is a slight favorite. KCFC's Mowry, ranked at No. 65, will need everything he's got to take him down.
KCFC;s "Merciless" Mitch McKee, with an upstart record of 2-0-0, puts his own undefeated status on the line against 5-4-0 Tony Ortega in the bantam bout. And it's McKee's Bellator debut!
The heavily medaled NCAA All-American wrestler has been learning to take a punch at Kill Cliff FC's gym in south Florida while he learns to strike. “It was frustrating at first, but when I kinda started to get the hang of it it became exciting to go in every day and feel like I’m growing again,” he tells Overtime Heroics. You can read it here.
McKee, a 24-year-old from Minnesota, is the heavy favorite vs. the 29-year-old Nebraskan Ortega. Legendary Head Coach of Kill Cliff FC Henry Houft will be in McKee’s corner for the first time in this upcoming fight.
Watch all the action on Showtime at 6 p.m. ET.
KCFC PFL ACTION
Kill Cliff FC's Dilano Taylor, coming in at 1-1-0, has a seemingly even match up Saturday against Rory MacDonald who is also 1-1-0. Someone will be 2-0 (or maybe 1-1-1!) when the PFL welterweight semifinal is finished.
Watch it on ESPN and ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET.
LAST WEEK'S KCFC RESULTS
In other news, Kill Cliff FC's Anvar Boynazarov met with an Erik "The King" Silva first-round (1:32) technical knock out in Week 3 of Season 6 of Dana White's Contender Series. Solid striker Silva earned a UFC contract for his trouble. Boynazarov, a featherweight from Uzbekistan, couldn't absorb the relentless elbows of the Venezuelan. But it's early in his career—3-1-0—so it's back to the gym for his next tilt.
Similarly, things did not go so well for KCFC's Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday in Las Vegas. The welterweight gave Geoff Neal a good, action-packed fight until he couldn't: The fight was stopped in the third round when it was clear Luque fell prey to Handz of Steel. The KCFC Silent Assassin now sits at 21-9-1. See you at training!