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 August 30
4:30am: Attila Kalman vs. Willis Meehan/Daniel Russell vs. Jayden Joseph ($19.95 Epicentre.tv)
5:00am: UFC Fight Night Pre-Fight Show (ESPN+)
6:00am: 2019 World Judo Championship Day 6 (FREE Fite.tv)
7:30am: M-1 Challenge 104 ($7.99 Fite.tv)
11:00am: Campbell vs. Lomachenko Weigh-Ins (ESPN+)
6:00pm: PBC on FOX Weigh-Ins (Fox Sports 1)
7:00pm: Fury Fighting Championships 36 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Lux Fight League 6 (UFC Fight Pass)
8:00pm: Fight To Win 123 (FloGrappling)
10:00pm: Legacy Fighting Alliance 74 (AXS)
10:00pm: Ferdinand Kerobyan vs. Daniel Evangelista Jr./Emilio Sanchez vs. Jose Santos Gonzalez (Facebook)
Saturday August 31
12:00am: 2019 World Judo Championship Day 7 (FREE Fite.tv)
3:00am: UFC Fight Night Prelims (ESPN)
6:00am: UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang (ESPN+)
6:00am: 2019 World Judo Championship Day 7 Final Block (FREE Fite.tv)
9:00am: UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Show (ESPN+)
9:00am: 2019 Super 32 Early Entry Tournament (FloWrestling)
1:00pm: Luke Campbell vs. Vasyl Lomachenko/Charlie Edwards vs. Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar (ESPN+)
4:00pm: Polaris Pro 11 (UFC Fight Pass)
5:00pm: Brave 25 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez/Duke Micah vs. Luis Roy Suarez Cruz (Fox)
Sunday September 1
12:00am: 2019 World Judo Championship Day 8 (FREE Fite.tv)
6:20am: 2019 World Judo Championship Day 8 Final Block (FREE Fite.tv)
3:00pm: PBC Face-To-Face: Porter vs. Spence (Fox)
3:30pm: PBC Fight Camp: Porter vs. Spence Part I (Fox)
7:30pm: Fight Card Entertainment: Supremacy 2019 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
Top-10 Viewing Options: If you have stuff to do during the day this weekend, you’re well and truly fucked.
1. Luke Campbell vs. Vasyl Lomachenko/Charlie Edwards vs. Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar: This card is loaded top-to-bottom, as if Loma needs any garnish, but this is an utterly fantastic card.
2. UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang: Set your alarm clocks, kids. Six AM for the main card, 3:00 for the prelims!
3. Polaris Pro 11: Ffion Davies vs. Talita Alencar is a banging headliner. Davies might be the hottest name in BJJ, male or female.
4. Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez/Duke Micah vs. Luis Roy Suarez Cruz: Caleb Truax pulling out because of his achilles really submarined this card. However, this is still your only prime-time offering.
5. Legacy Fighting Alliance 74: Not LFA’s best offering. Downright listless with no top prospects.
6. Fight To Win 123: Taking a backseat to Polaris this week, but a fine card, nonetheless.
7. PBC Fight Camp: Porter vs. Spence Part I: We’re four weeks out, fans, time to gas up the hype wagon!
8. Ferdinand Kerobyan vs. Daniel Evangelista Jr./Emilio Sanchez vs. Jose Santos Gonzalez: Golden Boy has been running events on Facebook and they’ve really been fun.
9. UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Show: Admit it, this will probably be the first time you see what actually happened.
t10. 2019 Super 32 Early Entry Tournament: There’s a small chill in the air. We’re not far from wrestling season, folks.
t10. 2019 World Judo Championship: The 2019 Worlds from Tokyo, and FREE! Sure, the viewing times aren’t ideal, but FREE!
4×5: Every week, UCS’s Luke Irwin will list his Top-5 bouts in each of the four major different combat sports that he’s looking forward to the most, regardless of any conventional criteria, merit, or logic.
5. 60kg Bout: Taio Asahisa (12-7) vs. Tomoya Yokoyama (6-1) [Krush 104]
4. 55kg Bout: Akihiro Kaneko (8-0) vs. Yuta Hayashi (5-4-1) [Krush 104]
3. Krush Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Finals: Jeiji (17-9) vs. Rui (12-7-1) [Krush 104]
2. 52kg Catchweight Bout: Josefine Knutsson (28-4) vs. Kotomi (6-2) [Krush 104]
1. Krush Super Lightweight Championship: Hayato Suzuki (c) (7-2-1) vs. Yasuomi Soda (26-8) [Krush 104]
5. WBA Oceania Middleweight Championship: Jeff Horn (c) (19-1-1) vs. Michael Zerafa (26-3)
4. WBA International Light Heavyweight Championship: Joshua Buatsi (c) (11-0) vs. Ryan Ford (16-4) [Top Rank on ESPN]
3. Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Povetkin (34-2) vs. Hughie Fury (23-2) [Top Rank on ESPN]
2. WBC World Flyweight Championship: Charlie Edwards (c) (15-1) vs. Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar (14-1) [Top Rank on ESPN]
1. WBA Super/WBO/Vacant WBC World Lightweight Championships: Vasyl Lomachenko (c) (13-1) vs. Luke Campbell (20-2) [Top Rank on ESPN]
5. Bantamweight Bout: Andre Soukhamthath (13-7) vs. Su Mudaerji (9-3) [UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang]
4. Women’s Flyweight Bout: Mizuki Inoue (13-5) vs. Wu Yanan (10-2) [UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang]
3. Welterweight Bout: Derrick Krantz (23-11) vs. Kenan Song (13-4) [UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang]
2. Welterweight Bout: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (21-5) vs. Li Jingliang (16-5) [UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang]
1. UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship: Jessica Andrade (c) (20-6) vs. Weili Zhang (c) (19-1) [UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang]
5. 185lb Black Belt No-Gi Bout: Dante Leon vs. Gabriel Arges [Fight To Win 123]
4. 110kg No-Gi Bout: Arya Esfandmaz vs. Satoshi Ishii [Polaris Pro 11]
3. Fight To Win Black Belt Featherweight Championship: Jose Carlos Lima vs. Samir Chantre [Fight To Win 123]
2. 77kg No-Gi Bout: Edwin Najmi vs. Mansher Khera [Polaris Pro 11]
1. 55kg No-Gi Bout: Ffion Davies vs. Talita Alencar [Polaris Pro 11]
Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: A man bathing in Ls is hoping to emerge with the sweet, sweet odor of mediocrity this week.
Best Fight of the Weekend: Luke Campbell vs. Vasyl Lomachenko
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Li Jingliang
If My Life Depended on One Pick: Joshua Buatsi over Ryan Ford
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: Top Rank on ESPN+
Upset of the Week: Li Jingliang over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez