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 October 18

1:00am: PFL Playoffs Post-Fight Show (ESPN+)
4:00am: Team Ellis Boxing: Camilleri vs. Colomban (FREE Epicentre.tv)
6:00am: 2019 Al Ain International Championship (FloGrappling)
9:30am: UAE Warriors 8 (FREE Fite.tv)
1:00pm: FITE in Focus: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8 (Fite.tv)
2:00pm: We Are Wolves: Ionut Baluta vs. Kyle Williams ($9.99 Fite.tv)
3:00pm: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8 Weigh-Ins (Fite.tv)
5:00pm: Max on Boxing (ESPN2)
5:30pm: UFC Live (ESPN2)
6:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman Prelims (ESPN2)
6:30pm: Top Rank on ESPN Prelims (ESPN+)
9:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman (ESPN2)
10:00pm: Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk/Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs. Luis Collazo (ESPN)
10:00pm: Emanuel Colon vs. Richard Zamora/Edina Kiss vs. Maureen Shea (Telemundo)

 

Saturday October 19

12:00am: UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Show (ESPN+)
4:00am: Alvin Medura vs. Thattana Luangphon/Thananchai Charunphak vs. Wittawas Basapean (DAZN)
4:00am: State of a Warrior Muay Thai ($12.99 Fite.tv)
6:30am: M-1 Challenge 105 ($7.99 Fite.tv)
7:30am: Victory 8: Legends of Hoan Kiem ($19.95 Epicentre.tv)
9:00am: 2019 Fall Brawl (FloWrestling)
11:00am: Murphys Boxing (UFC Fight Night)
11:00am: Shock ‘N Awe 30 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
12:00pm: 2019 Freakshow of Amateur Wrestling (FloWrestling)
2:00pm: Lewis Ritson vs. Robbie Davis Jr./Ted Cheeseman vs. Scott Fitzgerald (DAZN)
5:00pm: Fight To Win 128 (FloGrappling)
6:00pm: Valor Fights 65 (FloCombat)
6:00pm: Atlas Fights 38 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
6:30pm: Spartyka Fight League 41 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
7:00pm: World Class Kickboxing Championships 16 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
7:00pm: Honor Fighting Championship 11 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
7:00pm: Evolution Fighting Championship 13 ($19.99 Fite.tv)
7:30pm: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8 Prelims (FREE Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Titan Fighting Championship 57 (UFC Fight Pass)
8:00pm: Walkout Fighting Championship 18 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Wimp 2 Warrior Calgary Round 2 Finals ($14.99 Fite.tv)
9:00pm: Homecoming V: Crowley vs. Hussein (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00pm: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8 ($29.99 Fite.tv)
9:00pm: Rumble in the Cage 62 ($19.99 Fite.tv)
9:00pm: WGP 58 ($9.99 Fite.tv)

 

Sunday October 20

6:00am: Pancrase 309 (UFC Fight Pass)
12:00pm: 2019 Freakshow of Amateur Wrestling (FloWrestling)
6:00pm: Big John’s MMA: Northern Chaos ($9.99 Fite.tv)

 

Top-10 Viewing Options: A Friday night hasn’t been this loaded since Boy Meets World followed Family Matters.

 

  1. Artur Beterbiev vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk/Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs. Luis Collazo: The rest of the card is weak, but goddamn is that one of the most compelling main events of the year.

  2. UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman: Good god, it takes a lot to make an entire fandom root for Jeremy Stephens, but Yair Rodriguez pulled off the unthinkable after their last contest.

  3. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8: Bigfoot Silva in bare-knuckle fighting. Good god, check the foundation of the building.

  4. Titan Fighting Championship 57: Speaking of Fight Pass, when are they going to pick up LFA? Are they going to, even? Let’s fucking goooo!

  5. Lewis Ritson vs. Robbie Davis Jr./Ted Cheeseman vs. Scott Fitzgerald: I’m definitely picking Fitzgerald to cut Cheeseman down.

  6. Fight To Win 128: Solid card from the City of Brotherly Love, as Lucas Pinheiro and a freshly ADCC-winning Joao Miyao clash for F2W gold.

  7. WGP 58: WGP comes to us live from Chile, featuring undefeated Chilean boxer Carolina Krespita Rodriguez in the main event.

  8. Alvin Medura vs. Thattana Luangphon/Thananchai Charunphak vs. Wittawas Basapean: Waiting for the amyl nitrates to wear off after a wild night with your roommates?! Thai boxing!

  9. Pancrase 309: Aguon hopes to pull another rabbit out of his hat and upset Isao Kobayashi for a second time and win Pancrase gold.

  10. UFC Live: Gets to function as an actual, live, pre-fight show this week.

 

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.

 

KICKBOXING/MUAY THAI

5. WGP Women’s Flyweight Challenger Grand Prix Semifinal: Giuliana Cosnard (28-2-1) vs. Lailane Mota (10-2) [WGP 58]

4. WGP Women’s Flyweight Challenger Grand Prix Semifinal: Jacqueline Ayala (16-8-1) vs. Tina Black (5-2) [WGP 58]

3. Super Lightweight Bout: Felipe Diaz (24-7) vs. Nicolas Jara (28-2) [WGP 58]

2. WGP Women’s Flyweight Challenger Grand Prix Finals [WGP 58]

1. WGP Women’s Flyweight Championship: Carolina Rodriguez vs. Martina Bernile [WGP 58]

 

BOXING

5. BBBofC British Junior Middleweight Championship: Ted Cheeseman (c) (15-1-1) vs. Scott Fitzgerald (13-0) [Matchroom Boxing on DAZN]

4. Junior Welterweight Bout: Lewis Ritson (19-1) vs. Robbie Davis Jr. (19-1) Matchroom Boxing on DAZN]

3. Welterweight Bout: Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (16-0) vs. Luis Collazo (39-7) [Top Rank on ESPN]

2. Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Silva vs. Gabriel Gonzaga [Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 8]

1. IBF/WBC World Light Heavyweight Championships: Artur Beterbiev (c) (14-0) vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (c) (17-0) [Top Rank on ESPN]

 

MMA

5. Titan Fighting Championship Lightweight Championship: Martin Brown (c) (13-5) vs. Johansser Paulino (5-1) [Titan Fighting Championship 57]

4. Lightweight Bout: Joe Lauzon (27-15) vs. Jonathan Pearce (9-3) [UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman]

3. Featherweight King of Pancrase Championship: Isao Kobayashi (c) (24-5-4) vs. Kyle Aguon (13-7) [Pancrase 309]

2. Light Heavyweight Bout: Chris Weidman (14-4) vs. Dominick Reyes (11-0) [UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman]

1. Featherweight Bout: Jeremy Stephens (28-16) vs. Yair Rodriguez (11-2) [UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman]

 

GRAPPLING/WRESTLING

5. Super Heavyweight Black Belt Bout: Jay Cox vs. Jeffrey Manlansan [Fight To Win 128]

4. 170lb Masters Black Belt No-Gi Championship: Enrico Cocco vs. Mike Padilla [Fight To Win 128]

3. 180lb Black Belt No-Gi Bout: Felipe Cesar Silva vs. Isaque Bahiense [Fight To Win 128]

2. 230lb Black Belt Bout: Kaynan Duarte vs. Nick Rodriguez [Fight To Win 128]

1. Fight To Win Black Belt Featherweight No-Gi Championship: Joao Miyao vs. Lucas Pinheiro [Fight To Win 128]

 

Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: We have roughly nine weeks to provide birthday presents for the children! It doesn’t look promising!

Best Fight of the Weekend: Jeremy Stephens vs. Yair Rodriguez
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Isao Kobayashi vs. Kyle Aguon
If My Life Depended on One Pick: Kudratillo Abdukakhorov over Luis Collazo
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman
Upset of the Week: Artur Beterbiev over Oleksander Gvozdyk
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes

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