Early every week, UCS’s Luke Irwin will list the twenty-five fights he’s most looking forward to catching the most, based on absolutely no analytical data or substantial criteria.
Just like in Your Weekend in Combat Sports, fights are color-coded to differentiate.
MMA is in ORANGE.
Boxing is in RED.
Muay Thai/Kickboxing/Karate is in BLUE.
Grappling/Jiu-Jitsu/Wrestling is in PURPLE.
25. Vacant WBC Youth Silver Junior Bantamweight Championship: Joshua Franco (10-0) vs. Oscar Mojica (10-2) [Golden Boy on ESPN]
24. Vacant WBC Silver Female Super Middleweight Championship: Mery Rancier (7-8-3) vs. Claressa Shields (2-0)
23. Vacant WBC International Silver Heavyweight Championship: Ian Lewison (12-3-1) vs. Robert Helenius (24-1)
22. Featherweight Bout: Christopher Martin (30-8-3) vs. Tramaine Williams (10-0) [HBO PPV Boxing]
21. Light Heavyweight Bout: Cedric Agnew (29-2) vs. Dmitry Bivol (10-0) [HBO PPV Boxing]
20. Heavyweight Bout: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (18-17) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (24-6) [M-1 Challenge 80]
19. Featherweight Bout: Kaito Ozawa (11-3-2) vs. Saikyo Haruma (9-1) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
18. Super Welterweight Tournament First Round: Hirono Yu (19-9-1) vs. Sanny Dahlbeck (35-11-1) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
17. Lightweight Bout: Jon Tuck (9-4) vs. Takanori Gomi (35-12) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
16. Cruiserweight Bout: Bogdan Stoica (48-10) vs. Hao Guanghua [Wu Lin Feng: China vs. Romania]
15. Flyweight Bout: Carls John de Tomas (6-0) vs. Naoki Inoue (10-0) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
14. Welterweight Bout: Colby Covington (11-1) vs. Dong-Hyun Kim (22-3-1) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
13. USBA Middleweight Championship: Luis Arias (c) (17-0) vs. Arif Magomedov (18-1) [HBO PPV Boxing]
12. Heavyweight Bout: Andrei Arlovski (25-14) vs. Marcin Tybura (15-2) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
11. IBF World Female Junior Featherweight Championship: Marcela Eliana Acuna (45-6-1) vs. Shannon O’Connell (15-4-1)
10. Vacant WBC FECARBOX Junior Welterweight Championship: Fidel Maldonado Jr. (23-3-1) vs. Pablo Cesar Cano (30-5-1) [Golden Boy on ESPN]
9. Super Featherweight Bout: Koji (21-9) vs. Taiga (18-4) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
8. Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Bethe Correia (10-2-1) vs. Holly Holm (10-3) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
7. K-1 Super Lightweight Championship: Wei Rui (c) (45-2) vs. Gunnapar Weerasakreck (98-27-3) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
6. WBA World Super Middleweight Championship: Tyron Zeuge (c) (20-0-1) vs. Paul Smith (38-6) [SAT.1 Boxing]
5. Featherweight Bout: Buvaisar Paskhaev (21-2) vs. Takeru (29-1) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
4. Welterweight Bout: Rafael dos Anjos (25-9) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (16-6) [UFC Fight Night: Correia vs. Holm]
3. K-1 Super Welterweight Championship: Kaew Fairtex (c) (137-31-4) vs. Masaaki Noiri (30-8) [K-1 World 70kg Grand Prix]
2. WBA Super/IBO World Junior Featherweight Championship: Guillermo Rigondeaux (c) (17-0) vs. Moises Flores (c) (25-0) [HBO PPV Boxing]
1. WBA Super/IBF/WBO World Light Heavyweight Championships: Andre Ward (c) (31-0) vs. Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1) [HBO PPV Boxing]