PRESS RELEASE: 12.7.21 Combat sports stars Tyrone Spong, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva headline Eagle FC 44

Combat sports stars Tyrone Spong, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva headline Eagle FC 44

UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans also returns to the cage at Jan. 28 event

MIAMI – Eagle FC, the promotion founded by undefeated MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, is proud to announce that multiple-time kickboxing world champion Tyrone Spong and former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will collide in the main event of Eagle FC 44 on Friday, Jan. 28.

Additionally, UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 2," will compete in the co-main event against an opponent who will be revealed shortly.

Eagle FC 44, which will be held at the brand new FLX Arena and streams live on the FLXcast app, marks the first card for Eagle FC to take place in the U.S.

"Tyrone Spong is one of the greatest strikers in the history of combat sports, with more than 100 wins as an elite kickboxer and an undefeated boxing record, as well, to go along with his MMA experience," Eagle FC CEO Rizvan Magomedov said. "Meanwhile, 'Bigfoot' Silva is one of the most well-known heavyweights in MMA history, having faced nearly all of the sport's biggest names during his time in the UFC, Strikeforce and EliteXC. 

"Add in the return of a true MMA legend in Rashad Evans, and we've got a great start to Eagle FC 44, with several more exciting announcements coming very soon."

Spong, Silva and Evans will join Nurmagomedov, Magomedov and FLX Media CEO Alan McGlade at Eagle FC's kick-off press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Interview opportunities will be available following the press conference, as well as a tour of the incredible production facility. 

For further information or inquiries, or to RSVP for the Dec. 15 press conference, please contact Daniela Morgan at press@eagleonflx.com.

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ABOUT EAGLE FC:

Founded by one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and managed by CEO Rizvan Magomedov, Eagle FC is the MMA league that was built for the people, by the people, with the intent of putting our fighters and fans first. Featuring elite talent from around the globe, Eagle FC began promoting top-level cards in 2017 and seeks to find athletes who, like the promotion, are obsessed with greatness. New events are staged every month in the U.S. and select international locations.

ABOUT FLX MEDIA:

Working under the guidance of CEO Alan McGlade, FLX Media is a dynamic media entertainment company that is wholly responsible for the development and production of live and taped Eagle FC programming, as well as the global distribution of all Eagle FC content. U.S.-based MMA events are held at the state-of-the-art FLX Arena in Miami. All live and on-demand programs are distributed internationally to more than 200 countries via the FLXcast apps. MMA fans can sign up at GoFLX.com.

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