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 November 8

4:30am: OneFC: Masters of Fate Prelims (Facebook/Twitter)
7:30am: OneFC: Masters of Fate (OneFC App)
1:00pm: FITE in Focus: KSI vs. Logan Paul II (Fite.tv)
4:00pm: KSI-Paul II Weigh-Ins (DAZN/Fite.tv)
5:00pm: Max on Boxing (ESPN2)
5:00pm: Herring vs. Roach Jr. Weigh-Ins (ESPN+)
5:30pm: UFC Live (ESPN2)
6:15pm: Bellator 233 Prelims (Bellator.com/DAZN)
7:00pm: Michigan vs. North Carolina (FloWrestling)
7:00pm: Edinboro vs. Wisconsin (FloWrestling)
8:00pm: Rage in the Cage OKC 69 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: AFL 21 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
9:00pm: Bellator 233 (Paramount Network/DAZN)

 

Saturday November 9

3:00am: Dreamtime Boxing: Browne vs. Hopoate ($14.99 Fite.tv)
4:00am: Prince Promotions: No Mercy II ($12.99 Fite.tv)
9:00am: 2019 National Middle School Duals (FloWrestling)
10:00am: 2019 Journeymen Northeast Duals (FloWrestling)
10:00am: 2019 Mountaineer Invitational (FloWrestling)
11:00am: UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar Prelims (ESPN+)
1:00pm: KSW 51 ($11.99 Fite.tv)
2:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar (ESPN+)
2:00pm: Campbell vs. Pitt (ACC Network)
2:30pm: ECE 2 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
3:00pm: Luis Alberto Veron vs. Michael McKinnon/Anahi Ester Sanchez vs. Chantelle Cameron (ESPN+)
5:00pm: UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Show (ESPN+)
6:00pm: Warriors Cup 40 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
6:30pm: 2019 Fight To Win Nationals (FloGrappling)
7:00pm: KSI vs. Logan Paul/Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres (DAZN)
7:00pm: Fury Fighting Championships 39 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Top Rank on ESPN Prelims (ESPN+)
8:00pm: Fusion Fight League: Rising Stars 2 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: WGP 59 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Fight To Win 131 (FloGrappling)
8:30pm: Fight for the Troops: Aguilar vs. Demarce ($9.99 Fite.tv)
10:00pm: Jamel Herring vs. Lamont Roach Jr./Kubrat Pulev vs. Rydell Booker (ESPN+)
10:30pm: Xtreme Fight Night 363 (UFC Fight Pass)
11:30pm: PBC Face-To-Face: Ortiz vs. Wilder (Fox)

 

Sunday November 10

12:00am: PBC Fight Camp: Ortiz vs. Wilder Part 2 (Fox)
3:00am: Pancrase 310 (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00am: 2019 National Middle School Duals (FloWrestling)
10:00am: 2019 Journeymen Collegiate Classic (FloWrestling)
11:00am: Mix Fight 44 ($9.99 EliteBoxing.tv/Fite.tv)
1:00pm: Northwestern vs. Virginia Tech (ACC Network)
2:00pm: Navy vs. Penn State (FloWrestling)
7:00pm: Ohio State vs. Stanford (FloWrestling)

 

 

Top-10 Viewing Options: UFC on in the morning and Logan Paul at night. Just as God intended, I presume.

 

  1. KSI vs. Logan Paul/Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres: Billy Joe making his American debut, playing second-fiddle to YouTube drama. Fitting. Poetic, even.

  2. Jamel Herring vs. Lamont Roach Jr./Kubrat Pulev vs. Rydell Booker: Herring vs. Roach is easily the best title fight of the weekend, and Pulev is a hell of a get for a co-main heavyweight for ESPN+.

  3. UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar: Set your alarm clocks nice and early, the Dagestanians are upon us!

  4. OneFC: Masters of Fate: A bit of a step down in terms of quality, but they’re not far removed from having Demetrious Johnson fourth on one of their cards, so they’re probably due for a little cool-off.

  5. Navy vs. Penn State: The defending champs are back in action with a couple top-ranked wrestlers going up against ranked opponents.

  6. Bellator 233: Unbelievably pedestrian offering from Bellator this Friday. Wowzers.

  7. Fight To Win 131: Had to end eventually, but F2W’s run of loaded shows comes to an end this weekend.

  8. WGP 59: Still the best South American option for kickfighting, and I’m so happy they’re on Fite for more exposure.

  9. KSW 51: The Polish promotion near and dear to my heart is now on Fite! Easier viewing is always a good thing.

  t10. Pancrase 310: Title-less, non-descript card, but what else are you watching at 3am late Saturday night?

  t10. PBC Face-To-Face: Ortiz vs. Wilder: Say what you want about Deontay, but after this fight, and assuming the rematch gets made, his last six bouts would have been Stiverne-Ortiz-Fury-Breazeale-Ortiz-Fury. That’s one hell of a run. No Tom Schwarz’s in there.

 

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. Bantamweight Muay Thai Bout: Hiroaki Suzuki (42-12) vs. Tukkatatong Petpayathai (241-34-2) [OneFC: Masters of Fate]

4. Bantamweight Muay Thai Bout: Han Zi Hao (51-23-4) vs. Kongsak Saenchaimuaythaigym (169-53-2) [OneFC: Masters of Fate]

3. Krush Bantamweight Championship: Akira Takashi (c) (7-4) vs. Junki Sasaki (2-0) [Krush 107]

2. Bantamwight Muay Thai Bout: Azize Hlali (99-17-1) vs. Angmanee Sor Tienpo (100-24-6) [OneFC: Masters of Fate]

1. WGP Super Heavyweight Championship: Guto Inocente (c) (36-9) vs. Haime Morais (36-8-1) [WGP 59]

 

BOXING

5. WBO World Super Middleweight Championship: Billy Joe Saunders (c) (28-0) vs. Marcelo Estaban Coceres (28-0-1) [Matchroom on DAZN]

4. Women’s Lightweight Bout: Anahi Ester Sanchez (19-4) vs. Chantelle Cameron (11-0) [Top Rank on ESPN]

3. Junior Featherweight Bout: Hugo Berrio (28-7-1) vs. Ronny Rios (31-3) [Top Rank on ESPN]

2. Vacant WBO European Lightweight Championship: Liam Walsh (22-1) vs. Maxi Hughes (19-4-2) [Top Rank on ESPN]

1. WBO World Junior Lightweight Championship: Jamel Herring (c) (20-2) vs. Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0-1) [Top Rank on ESPN]

 

MMA

5. Women’s Atomweight Bout: Bi Nguyen (5-4) Stamp Fairtex (2-0) [OneFC: Masters of Fate]

4. Light Heavyweight Bout: Klidson Abreu (15-3) vs. Shamil Gamzatov (13-0) [UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Magomedsharipov]

3. Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Volkov (30-7) vs. Greg Hardy (5-1) [UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Magomedsharipov]

2. OneFC Strawweight Championship: Joshua Pacio (c) (14-3) vs. Rene Catalan (6-2) [OneFC: Masters of Fate]

1. Featherweight Bout: Calvin Kattar (20-3) vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1) [UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Magomedsharipov]

 

GRAPPLING/WRESTLING

5. 180lb Black Belt Bout: Edwin Najmi vs. Jaime Canuto [Fight To Win 131]

4. Black Belt Masters Lightweight Championship: Marcos Torregrosa vs. Sean Nkmorad [Fight To Win 131]

3. Black Belt Bout: Tye Ruotolo vs. Vagner Rocha [Fight To Win 131]

2. 165lb Bout: #1 Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) vs. #12 Tanner Skidgel (Navy) [Navy vs. Penn State]

1. 174lb Bout: #1 Mark Hall (PSU) vs. #11 Spencer Carey (Navy) [Navy vs. Penn State]

 

Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: I might be overarching a bit, but I’m well on my way to K-Mart for Christmas!

 

Best Fight of the Weekend: Calvin Kattar vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Edwin Najmi vs. Jaime Canuto
If My Life Depended on One Pick: Billy Joe Saunders over Marcelo Estaban Coceres
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: OneFC: Masters of Fate
Upset of the Week: KSI over Logan Paul
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Estaban Coceres

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