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 28
5:50am: Fair Fight XII Weigh-Ins (YouTube)
6:30am: ONE: A New Breed (ONE App)
8:00am: World Lethwei Championship 12 (UFC Fight Pass)
1:00pm: Fight Nights: Global MMA Festival (DAZN)
6:00pm: Max on Boxing (ESPN2)
6:00pm: The Ak & Barak Show (DAZN)
6:00pm: Subversiv 3 (FloGrappling)
6:30pm: UFC Live (ESPN2)
8:00pm: Titan Fighting Championship 63 (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00pm: Legacy Fighting Alliance 89 (UFC Fight Pass)
10:00pm: Best of Combate Americas (AXS)
11:35pm: Belmar Preciado vs. Dennis Contreras/Cassius Chaney vs. Chauncy Welliver (Telemundo)
Saturday August 29
5:00am: Krush 116 (Abema TV)
7:50am: Fair Fight XII (YouTube)
1:00pm: LNK Fight Night 16 ($9.99 Fite.tv)
2:00pm: Daniel Dubois vs. Ricardo Snijders/Sunny Edwards vs. Thomas Essomba (ESPN+)
6:00pm: UFC Fight Night Prelims (ESPN+)
6:00pm: NFC 126 (FloCombat)
7:30pm: Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol/Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Tony Luis (ESPN+)
8:00pm: Erislandy Lara vs. Greg Vendetti/Alfedo Angulo vs. Caleb Truax Jr. (FOX)
8:00pm: Saturday Fight Live: Prograis vs. Taylor (DAZN)
9:00pm: UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Smith (ESPN+)
9:00pm: Dynasty Combat Sports: Summer Showdown 2020 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
Sunday August 30
12:15am: UFC Fight Night Post-Fight Press Conference (UFC Fight Pass)
2:00pm: King of Combat (FREE Fite.tv)
6:00pm: Submission Underground 17 (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00pm: Wrestling Underground 1 (UFC Fight Pass)
Top-10 Viewing Options: Welp, between COVID and boycotting, we’re really left with our combat sports to quench our thirst for action, aren’t we?
1. Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol/Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Tony Luis: The first major fight to be cancelled due to COVID comes full circle right back to The Bubble.
2. UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Smith: Has the UFC marketed that Robbie Lawler is co-headlining this card? Did YOU know??
3. Erislandy Lara vs. Greg Vendetti/Alfedo Angulo vs. Caleb Truax Jr.: Lara will make quick work of Vendetti, but Angulo and Truax is an interesting fight of two grizzed veterans going for one last shot at world gold.
4. ONE: A New Breed: Featuring the return of 22-year old phenom Stamp Fairtex defending her Muay Thai title against highly-regarded Allycia Rodrigues and the finals of the Bantamweight muay thai tournament.
5. Submission Underground 17: The seventeenth edition of Submission Underground is headlined by the trilogy fight of Craig Jones and Mason Fowler for Absolute gold.
6. Daniel Dubois vs. Ricardo Snijders/Sunny Edwards vs. Thomas Essomba: Snijders is a last-second fill-in who Dubois should roll with ease, but Edwards-Essomba should be a fun watch.
7. Wrestling Underground 1: Chael P. Sonnen goes back to his roots and debuts the first edition of Wrestling Underground, following directly after Submission Underground.
8. Subversiv 3: The third annual Subversiv team vs. teawm grappling event.
9. Saturday Fight Live: Prograis vs. Taylor: Regis Prograis joins the watchalong this Saturday.
10. The Ak & Barak Show: Akin Reyes and Kamal Barak Bess have a new show on DAZN live talking all things boxing and MMA.
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. Krush Welterweight Championship: Kazuyoshi (c) vs. Kazuki Yamagiwa [KRUSH 116]
4. Flyweight Muay Thai Bout: Huang Ding vs. Sok Thy [ONE: A New Breed]
3. Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai Bout: KC Carlos vs. Wondergirl Fairtex [ONE: A New Breed]
2. ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament Finals: Kulabdam Sor.Jor.Piek-U-Thai (68-18-2) vs. Rodlek P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym (128-41-5) [ONE: A New Breed]
1. ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai Championship: Stamp Fairtex (c) (63-16-5) vs. Allycia Rodrigues (30-5) [ONE: A New Breed]
5. IBF International Junior Bantamweight Championship: Sunny Edwards (c) (14-0) vs. Thomas Essomba (10-5) [Queensbury Promotions on ESPN]
4. Junior Welterweight Bout: Arnold Barboza Jr. (23-0) vs. Tony Luis (29-3) [Top Rank on ESPN]
3. Super Middleweight Bout: Alfredo Angulo (26-7) vs. Caleb Truax (31-4-2) [PBC on FOX]
2. WBA World/Vacant IBO World Junior Middleweight Championships: Erislandy Lara (c) (26-3-3) vs. Greg Vendetti (22-3-1) [PBC on FOX]
1. WBC/WBO World Junior Welterweight Championships: Jose Carlos Ramirez (c) (25-0) vs. Viktor Postol (31-2) [Top Rank on ESPN]
5. Featherweight Bout: Bill Algeo (13-4) vs. Ricardo Lamas (19-8) [UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Smith]
4. Vacant Titan Fighting Championship Flyweight Championship: Christian Ynastrilla (6-1) vs. Wascar Cruz (10-6) [Titan Fighting Championship 63]
3. Lightweight Bout: Brant Moore (7-1) vs. Joe Giannetti (9-2-1) [Legacy Fighting Alliance 89]
2. Light Heavyweight Bout: Aleksandar Rakic (12-2) vs. Anthony Smith (33-15) [UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Smith]
1. Welterweight Bout: Neil Magny (23-7) vs. Robbie Lawler (28-14) [UFC Fight Night: Rakic vs. Smith]
5. Wrestling Bout: Kyven Gadson vs. Nick Gwiazdowski [Wrestling Underground 1]
4. Grappling Superfight: Amanda Loewen vs. Gillian Robertson [Submission Underground 17]
3. Grappling Superfight: Roberto Jimenez vs. Jesse Taylor [Submission Underground 17]
2. Grappling Superfight: Brent Primus vs. Richie Martinez [Submission Underground 17]
1. Submission Underground Absolute Championship: Craig Jones vs. Mason Fowler [Submission Underground 17]
Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: Another colossal boxing upset took me to the absolute woodshed last week, so am I betting big on a big boxing favorite this weekend?? You know I am! I have the learning retention of a goldfish!
Best Fight of the Weekend: Jose Carlos Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Craig Jones vs. Mason Fowler
If My Life Depended on One Pick: Daniel Dubois over Ricardo Snijders
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: Submission Underground 17
Upset of the Week: Maki Pitolo over Impa Kasanganay
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Neil Magny vs. Robbie Lawler