The past weekend had been a feast for fight fans around the world, right from UFC 232 to Rizin 14 to PFL 2018 World Champions. However, throughout these events the banner of American Top Team has been held high all through.
The flag bearer was, undoubtedly, Amanda Nunes who became the first women champ champ in UFC defeating Cris Cyborg. At Rizin 14, former UFC flyweight challenger Kyoto Horiguchi (26-2), another American Top Team member, earned his 11th straight victory and secured the inaugural Rizin Fighting Federation bantamweight title with a guillotine finish of Bellator 135 – pound champion Darion Caldwell.
Coach Mike Brown took to Twitter to congratulate all his fighters.
Monster weekend!!! Amanda Nunes wins the UFC featherweight belt, Kyoji Horiguchi wins Rizin Bantamweight belt, 3 ATT fighters (Schulte/Lins/Magomedkerimov) won million dollar PFL tourney, and Kayla Harrison moves to 3-0. #notbad #americantopteam
— Mike Thomas Brown (@mikebrownmma) January 1, 2019
In the PFL 2018 World Championship, Magomed Magomedkerimov put a stop to the Ray Cooper III knockout train to become the inaugural welterweight champion.
While fellow ATT fighter Natan Schulte rallied against Rashid Magomedov to win the million dollar along with PFL lightweight belt. Despite showing ridiculous toughness Josh Copeland dropped a fourth round TKO at the hands of Philips Lins.