Former UFC fighter Chris Fishgold will be in one of the featured bouts of the Hexagone MMA card in January.

The most anticipated bout is a catchweight clash between two experienced and renowned finishers as British UFC veteran Fishgold (18-4-1) and France’s Yazid Chouchane (8-3) meet at 73 kg.

Fishgold’s last four MMA fights were with the UFC where he faced notable top-tier talents such as Calvin Kattar. Prior to that, the Liverpool native established his pedigree on the European circuit as a three-time world lightweight champion with Cage Warriors.

With his high caliber grappling, Fishgold is particularly formidable on the ground and boasts an impressive 13 submission finishes across his 18 victories.

Chouchane comes to the promotion off the back of a recent 46-second victory via strikes at UAE Warriors and a four-fight stint with the promotion. He also possesses significant competitive experience dating back to 2011 under ‘Pankration’ rules, preceding the legalization of MMA in France (in January 2020).

The night’s headline spot is taken by former judo world champion, Laëtitia Blot (4-0) as she defends her flyweight world title against Lithuanian striker Ernesta Kareckaite (3-0).

Among the four women’s bouts on the card, other upcoming talents to watch are Eva Dourthe (5-5) who faces returning Bellator veteran Stephanie Ielo Page (7-4-0); and the promising Nora Cornolle (3-1) matched against Brazil’s Priscila de Souza (12-10).

While Dourthe won the very first European Beatdown women’s belt and has ten fights to her name, Cornolle is an excellent judoka and Muay Thai world medallist from a military background, who is on a three-fight win streak. Her last outing with UAE Warriors saw her finish with a magnificent ground-and-pound sequence.

The event airs live on DAZN from the Zenith de Paris in France on January 22.


World Flyweight CHAMPIONSHIP – Women’s 56.7kg:
Laetitia Blot (4-0-1, France) vs. Ernesta Kareckaite (3-0-1, Lithuania)

Men’s Catchweight 73kg:
Chris Fishgold (18-4-1,UK) vs. Yazid Chouchane (8-3, France)

Men’s Catchweight 64kg:
Dean Garnett (9-2-1, UK) v.s Miguel Haro (9-9, France)

Men’s Welterweight 77.1kg:
Romain Debienne (7-4, France) vs. Victor Verchere (6-2, Brazil)

Women’s Strawweight -52.2kg:
Stephanie Ielo Page (7-4, France ) vs. Eva Dourthe (5-5, France)

Men’s Middleweight -83.9kg:
Matthieu Letho (3-2, France) VS Tobiasz Lewandowski (2-2, Poland)

Women’s Bantamweight -61.2kg:
Nora Cornolle (3-1, France) vs. Priscila de Souza (12-10, Brazil)

Men’s Light Heavyweight -93.0kg:
Damien Losco Remy (3-1, France) vs. Martin Horsky (3-4, Czech Republic)

Men’s Lightweight -70.3kg:
Wilson Varela (6-5, Portugal) vs. Kacper Brozdziak (4-3, Poland)

Men’s Lightweight – 70.3kg:
Parwaiz Arabzai (4-2, Afghanistan) vs. Nika Kobaxidze (1-2, Georgia)