ANHELIGER, CHAN CLASH FOR FLYWEIGHT CROWN IN CALGARY
Aug 17, 2018
Chad Anheliger will fight Terrance Chan for the inaugural Unified MMA Flyweight Championship at Unified 35 on Nov. 16 at Genesis Centre in Calgary.
Anheliger is riding high with five straight impressive wins heading into his first title fight; four of the Calgary product’s victories during that time have come by finish. Chan, meanwhile, holds a 4-1 record as a pro, with three of the Vancouver flyweight’s wins coming via stoppage.
Both fighters are hungry to have a Unified belt wrapped around their waist in November. More importantly, the two competitors agree, they’re both hungry to put on a show in Unified MMA’s Calgary debut.
“I’m winning this fight — there’s no way I’m not,” Anheliger says. “I know Terrance is tough and he does a lot of things well, but I’m better than him everywhere. He’s going to pick how he’s going to lose, and the fans are going to be on their feet.”
Counters Chan, a former professional poker player, “I fight for the challenge — to test myself. Anyone who’s accomplished what (Anheliger) has definitely has to be respected. But I intend to finish him; that’s always my goal. It’s ideally a first-round stoppage, either I knock him out or submit him.”
Also at Unified 35 on Nov. 16 in Calgary, LIVE on UnifiedMMA.ca, Jamie “The Gremlin” Siraj and Patrick “The Prince” Ward will meet in a battle of top Western Canadian bantamweights. Siraj, a TriStar Gym fighter, brings a 5-2 record into battle, while Ward is coming off a big victory over the previously unbeaten Denys Zelenskiy in Saskatchewan.
Tickets for Unified 35 will be available via UnifiedMMA.ca on Aug. 24.