Rome, Italy: The Golden Cage 3 debuted on UFC FIGHT PASS over the weekend and showcased some of the best of Italian MMA.
Taking place at the Heaven Fight Arena in Rome, Italy, on Saturday, February 6th, TGC 3 featured ten professional fights in total with a non-televised amateur undercard.
In the main event Leonardo Damiani improved to 10-2 with a second round submission win over Marco Saccarro (6-3) in what was a thrilling contest from start to finish. Michele Baiano (4-0) won the inaugural TGC featherweight title with a first round TKO win over previously undefeated Nizar Ben Amara (4-1).
Elsewhere on the card UFC veteran Danilo Belluardo (13-6) got back to winning ways and top prospects Wisem Hammami (5-0), Walter Cogliando (10-1), Dylan Hazan (4-0), & Giuseppe Ruggeri (5-0) all registered wins.
The Golden Cage 3 Results:
Main Event – Non-Title Bout
Leonardo Damiani (10-2) def. Marco Saccarro (6-3) via submission (rear-naked choke), round 2, 4:35.
Wisem Hammami (5-0) def. Franc Agalliu (3-1) via TKO (ground and pound), round 1, 2:44.
Inaugural TGC Featherweight Title
Michele Baiano (4-0) def. Nizar Ben Amara (4-1) via TKO (punches), round 2, 3:10.
Walter Cogliandro (10-1) def. Greg Shestakov (7-2) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).
Mohammed Walid (3-0) def. Fabio De Luca (3-2) via submission (guillotine), round 1, 2:35.
Danilo Belluardo (13-6) def. Daniele Miceli (9-4) via TKO (punches), round 3, 4:18.
Dylan Hazan (4-0) def. Carlo D’Ambrosio (0-2) via TKO (ground and pound), round 1, 0:52.
Dumitru Girlean (3-0) def. Simone Patrizi (3-1) via KO (head kick), round 1, 0:47.
Emanuele Sabatino (2-0) def. Enzo Tabbia via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-27).
Giuseppe Ruggeri (5-0) def. Domenico Colucci (4-5) via submission (rear-naked choke), round 1, 3:48.