ADXC 3: Get ready for Big Dan’s return with his merciless heel hook at the ADXC 1

February 4, 2024

With March 2nd still a couple of weeks away, the third installment of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship is not quite here yet, but the organization is working tirelessly alongside AJP to unveil the upcoming tournament’s line-up soon. However, that’s not to say that we have no information, as some athletes were casually name-dropped by the official matchmaker, among them the ADXC 1 champion “Big” Dan Manasoiu.

Fighting in a Grappling bout against Antonio Assef, Big Dan made waves in the preliminary card as he overpowered his opponent with a dominating underhook and then countered a leg attack with his winning heel hook. All in all, the fight was done in under a minute and it stands as a testament to his technique and the danger he poses inside the ADXC cage.

So, to rev up the engines for the ADXC 3 and Big Dan’s return to the organization facing Pedro "Bombom" Alex, check out his fight below and, if you’re looking for a refresher course on the battles from the previous tournaments, go to and enjoy the first two editions of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship!