Your Weekend in Combat Sports

Your Weekend in Combat Sports

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Your Weekend in Combat Sports

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As always, programming is listed in EST
Live fights are in BOLD.
Premiere programming is in ITALICS.
MMA programming is in ORANGE.
Boxing programming is in RED.
Kickboxing/Muay Thai/Karate programming is in BLUE.
Wrestling/Jiu Jitsu/Grappling programming is in PURPLE.
Misc./Combination combat sports programming is in GREEN.

 

Friday March 15

6:00am: Brave 22 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
10:00am: 2019 NCWA National Championships (FloWrestling)
11:00am: 2019 NAIA Women’s Invitational (FloWrestling)
12:30pm: Collazo vs. Vargas/Conlan vs. Hernandez Press Conference (ESPN+)
1:00pm: UFC Fight Night Pre-Fight Show (ESPN+)
2:00pm: Polaris Pro 9 Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)
3:00pm: Spence Jr. vs. Garcia Weigh-Ins (Fox Sports 1/Fite.tv)
4:00pm: Polaris Pro 9 (UFC Fight Pass)
6:00pm: Fight To Win Pro 105 (FloGrappling)
6:00pm: 2019 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic (FloWrestling)
7:00pm: Jono Carroll vs. Tevin Farmer/Katie Taylor vs. Rose Volante (DAZN)
8:00pm: Titan Fighting Championship 53 (UFC Fight Pass)
8:00pm: Shamrock Fighting Championship 316 (FloCombat)
8:00pm: Fury Fighting Championships 31 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:30pm: Dynasty Combat Sports: St. Patty Showdown ($14.99 Fite.tv)
9:00pm: Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 21 ($16.99 Fite.tv)

 

Saturday March 16

8:00am: 2019 PJW Youth State Championship (FloWrestling)
10:00am: 2019 NCWA National Championships (FloWrestling)
10:30am: Shock N’Awe 29 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
11:00am: 2019 NAIA Women’s Invitational (FloWrestling)
12:00pm: Extreme Fighting Championship 77 (DAZN)
12:00pm: Elite Fight Night Volume 1 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
1:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till Prelims (ESPN+)
2:00pm: Collazo vs. Vargas Weigh-Ins (ESPN+)
3:00pm: 2019 PJW Youth State Championship (FloWrestling)
4:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till (ESPN+)
6:00pm: Montreal Fight League 10 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
7:00pm: UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Show (ESPN+)
7:30pm: PBC Pre-Fight Show (Fox Sports 1)
8:00pm: Spence Jr. vs. Garcia Prelims (Fox Sports 1)
9:00pm: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia/David Benavidez vs. J’Leon Love ($74.99 Pay-Per-View)

 

Sunday March 17

1:00am: PBC Post-Fight Show (Fox Sports 1)
1:00am: Absolute Muay Thai (UFC Fight Pass)
3:00am: Pancrase 303 (UFC Fight Pass)
8:00am: 2019 PJW Youth State Championship (FloWrestling)
3:00pm: Top Rank on ESPN Prelims (ESPN+)
3:00pm: 2019 PJW Youth State Championship (FloWrestling)
6:00pm: Luis Collazo vs. Samuel Vargas/Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez (ESPN+)

 

Top-10 Viewing Options: A man avoiding downtown on Sunday like the Bubonic plague holes himself in and mutters under his breath about the Irish.

 

1. UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till: Stunned that the UFC isn’t putting on a card in Ireland or that Bellator isn’t riding James Gallagher for all he’s worth, so this is refreshing!

2. Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia/David Benavidez vs. J’Leon Love: A fantastic main event and a garbage undercard. The polar-opposite of the upcoming Crawford-Khan card.

3. Jono Carroll vs. Tevin Farmer/Katie Taylor vs. Rose Volante: Katie Taylor’s last challenge until meeting the final boss, Delfine Persoon.

4. Luis Collazo vs. Samuel Vargas/Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez: I’m not sure if you realize this…*looks around*…but the Irish tend to come out on every March the 17th.

5. Polaris Pro 9: Another stacked lineup from our friends across the pond.

6. Titan Fighting Championship 53: An awesome title fight rematch headlines a damned fine TFC card.

7. Pancrase 303: Rafael Silva defends his King of Pancrase title in a top-heavy but solid offering.

8. Fight To Win Pro 105: Bringing judo to the forefront, a few bouts at a time!

9. Absolute Muay Thai: Fight Pass getting more and more into the muay thai game makes me a happy boy.

10. 2019 NAIA Women’s Invitational: More women’s wrestling is a goddamned great thing.

 

KICKBOXING/MUAY THAI

N/A

 

BOXING

5. Super Middleweight Bout: David Benavidez (20-0) vs. J’Leon Love (24-2-1) [PBC on FOX Pay-Per-View]

4. IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship: Tevin Farmer (c) (28-4-1) vs. Jono Carroll (16-0-1) [Matchroom on DAZN]

3. IBF/WBA/WBO World Lightweight Championships: Katie Taylor (c) (12-0) vs. Rose Volante (c) (14-0) [Matchroom on DAZN]

2. WBO World Flyweight Championship: Kosei Tanaka (c) (12-0) vs. Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2)

1. IBF World Welterweighty Championship: Errol Spence Jr. (c) (24-0) vs. Mikey Garcia (39-0) [PBC on FOX Pay-Per-View]

 

MMA

5. Lightweight Bout: Joseph Duffy (16-3) vs. Marc Diakiese (12-3) [UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till]

4. Titan Fighting Championship Flyweight Championship: Juan Puerta (c) (16-6) vs. Gustavo Balart (8-1) [Titan Fighting Championship 53]

3. Welterweight Bout: Gunnar Nelson (17-3-1) vs. Leon Edwards (16-3) [UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till]

2. Light Heavyweight Bout: Dominick Reyes (10-0) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (15-3) [UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till]

1. Welterweight Bout: Darren Till (17-1-1) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-13) [UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till]

 

GRAPPLING/WRESTLING

5. Welterweight Bout: Ross Nicholls vs. Vagner Rocha [Polaris Pro 9]

4. 175lb Black Belt Bout: Isaque Bahiense vs. Vitor Oliveira [Fight To Win Pro 105]

3. 185lb Grappling Bout: Gilbert Burns vs. Gleison Tibau [Titan Fighting Championship 53]

2. 55kg Black Belt No-Gi Bout: Ffion Davies vs. Gezary Matuda [Polaris Pro 9]

1. 90.7kg Black Belt Catchweight Bout: Jake Shields vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. [Polaris Pro 9]

 

Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: A man who came out on the plus-side for once attempts to bring some big-dick confidence into this week only to most likely fall into a wood chipper like in Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil.

 

Best Fight of the Weekend: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Juan Puerta vs. Gustavo Balart
If My Life Depended on One Pick: David Benavidez over J’Leon Love
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: UFC Fight Night: Masvidal vs. Till
Upset of the Week: Gunnar Nelson over Leon Edwards
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Jake Shields vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.

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