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Austin Bashi Joins Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship

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Rising bantamweight Austin Bashi (7-0) is set to take the next step in his MMA endeavors, as he signed with Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship.

The No. 1 ranked bantamweight in Michigan currently sits undefeated at 7-0. Bashi has torn through the competition since he turned pro in November of 2020. The twenty-year-old is expected to make his APFC debut on August 12 as part of the APFC Midwest Invitational. No opponent has been announced as of this writing.

The Midwest Invitational put on by APFC is pegged to go down in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The event will feature both pro, and amateur bouts, as up-and-coming athletes from the region vie to make a statement. The action begins at 7 p.m. (EST), and tickets can be purchased through the promotion’s website.

Austin Bashi Making a Statement

The young fighter from West Bloomfield Township has made an incredible statement in less than two short years. Along the way, Bashi has earned victories and championships and is quickly gaining the respect of his fellow peers. On August 12, Austin Bashi will participate in his third fight of 2022. Not only does he stay busy inside the cage, but Bashi also enters, and wins multiple wrestling, and grappling tournaments in between fights. One look at his Instagram, and it’s clear that he takes next to no days off.

In his last outing, Bashi once again dominated his opponent, when he beat the hometown favorite Chris San Jose. That scrap went down in June, as the two fought it out in the main event at Lights Out Championship 8. Two months earlier, we saw Bashi finish Erion Zekthi to win the Shamrock FC bantamweight title.

Every opponent Austin Bashi faces attempts to play the same card. “He’s just a kid” is a statement heard time and time again, but the “kid” from Michigan continues to make grown men look lost inside the cage. Nine victories in a row, when you consider Bashi’s two amateur fights.

He currently holds two KO wins, one submission victory, and four dominating decisions. Eyes will be on Bashi on August 12, as the superstar in the making looks to go 8-0.

Other fighters expected to compete in the Midwest Invitational include

Additional athletes and bouts are expected to be announced in the coming days. The card is subject to change.

Featured image credits to Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship

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