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 13
8:00am: Matchroom Fight Camp Weigh-Ins (DAZN)
8:30am: ONE: Battleground II (B/R Live)
9:30am: The DAZN Boxing Show Live From Fight Camp (DAZN)
2:00pm: Golden Boy on DAZN Weigh-Ins (DAZN)
2:00pm: Legacy Boxing Series 1: Trout vs. Davila ($19.99 Fite.tv)
5:30pm: PFL 7 Prelims (ESPN+)
7:00pm: Bellator 264 Prelims (YouTube)
8:00pm: Ultimate Warrior Challenge 28 (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00pm: PFL 7 (ESPN+/ESPN2)
9:00pm: Bellator 264 (Showtime)
11:30pm: Max on Boxing (ESPN2)
11:35pm: PFL Post-Fight Press Conference (ESPN+)
Saturday August 14
2:00pm: Joshua Buatsi vs. Ricards Bolotniks/Michael McKinson vs. Przemyslaw Runowski (DAZN)
2:00pm: Bare Knuckle Boxing 21 ($16.99 Fite.tv)
5:00pm: Murphy’s Boxing: Foster vs. Minda (UFC Fight Pass)
6:00pm: Top Rank on ESPN Prelims (ESPN+)
6:00pm: GCMMA 11: Davis vs. Huber ($19.99 Fite.tv)
6:00pm: Dead Serious MMA 39 ($14.99 Fite.tv)
8:00pm: Cage Fury Fighting Championship 99 (UFC Fight Pass)
8:00pm: Fight To Win 181 (FloGrappling)
9:00pm: XFN Kickboxing 373 (UFC Fight Pass)
9:00pm: Dynasty Combat Sports: Summer Cage War ($19.99 Fite.tv)
10:00pm: Andrew Maloney vs. Joshua Franco III/Antonio Moran vs. Arnold Barboza Jr. (ESPN)
10:00pm: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. John Riel Casimero/Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Gary Antonio Russell (Showtime)
10:15pm: Unified MMA 40 (UFC Fight Pass)
Sunday August 8
6:00pm: Submission Underground 26 (UFC Fight Pass)
Top-10 Viewing Options: Boxing absolutely takes advantage of a UFC-free weekend and absolutely smashes you over the head. PBC, Top Rank, and Golden Boy all breaking out major cards.
1. Andrew Maloney vs. Joshua Franco III/Antonio Moran vs. Arnold Barboza Jr.: Maloney and Franco clash for the third time to possibly put an end on the year-long feud.
2. Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. John Riel Casimero/Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Gary Antonio Russell: It’s Rigondeaux, so you’re mileage may vary, but for the life of me, I don’t know why PBC don’t put these monster cards on FOX.
3. Joshua Buatsi vs. Ricards Bolotniks/Michael McKinson vs. Przemyslaw Runowski: Not top-heavy, but an extremely deep card from the folks at Golden Boy.
4. Bellator 264: A one-fight card, and not a great one at that.
5. PFL 7: The PFL playoffs kick off, with the welterweights and lightweights taking center stage.
6. Submission Underground 26: No title fights, but a tag team main event from Uncle Chael.
7. XFN Kickboxing 373: Your best kickboxing choice of the weekend, featuring a pretty loaded heavyweight tournament.
8. ONE: Battleground II: A rare all-MMA card Friday morning from ONE.
9. Legacy Boxing Series 1: Trout vs. Davila: Well, if you’re an Austin Trout diehard, that’ll be twenty bucks.
10. Bare Knuckle Boxing 21: If you need your bare-knuckle fix, BKB is your B-league option.
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. Lightweight Bout: Jimi Natividad vs. Joshua Anderson [XFN Kickboxing 373]
4. 4-Man 75kg Tournament [Superfightseries Championship]
3. Welterweight Bout: Jaziro Boye (7-2) vs. Peter Stanonik (11-0) [XFN Kickboxing 373]
2. Featherweight Bout: Alfred Walker (14-2) vs. Matt Probin (10-3) [XFN Kickboxing 373]
1. 4-Man Heavyweight Tournament [XFN Kickboxing 373]
5. WBA International Light Heavyweight Championship: Joshua Buatsi (c) (14-0) vs. Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1) [Matchroom Fight Camp]
4. Interim WBA World Bantamweight Championship: Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-2) vs. Gary Antonio Russell (18-0) [PBC on Showtime]
3. WBO World Bantamweight Championship: John Riel Casimero (c) (30-4) vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-1) [PBC on Showtime]
2. WBO International Welterweight Championship: Vergil Ortiz Jr. (c) (17-0) vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (22-1-1) [Golden Boy on DAZN]
1. WBA Regular World Junior Bantamweight Championship: Joshua Franco (c) (17-1-2) vs. Andrew Maloney (21-1) [Top Rank on ESPN]
5. Welterweight Playoff Bout: Gleison Tibau (36-15) vs. Curtis Millender (18-8) [PFL 7]
4. Lightweight Playoff Bout: Clay Collard (20-8) vs. Raush Manfio (13-3) [PFL 7]
3. Welterweight Bout: Andrey Koreshkov (23-4) vs. Sabah Homasi (15-9) [Bellator 264]
2. Bellator Middleweight Championship: Gegard Mousasi (c) (47-7-2) vs. John Salter (18-4) [Bellator 264]
1. Welterweight Playoff Bout: Ray Cooper (22-7-1) vs. Rory MacDonald (22-7-1) [PFL 7]
5. Superfight: Ighor Horta vs. Zack Schneider [Submission Underground 26]
4. Superfight: Andy Varela vs. Kevin Casey [Submission Underground 26]
3. Superfight: Gillian Robertson vs. Katlyn Chookagian [Submission Underground 26]
2. Superfight: Daniel Marques vs. Gabriel Checco [Submission Underground 26]
1. Tag Team Grappling Bout: Gracie Barra vs. Mat Mafia [Submission Underground 26]
Bold, Yet Probably Fruitless Predictions: After I put SO much time and effort in defending Angela Hill, she puts on that turd of fight. So it goes.
Best Fight of the Weekend: Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
Most Underrated Fight of the Weekend: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi
If My Life Depended on One Pick: Michael McKinson vs. Przemyslaw Runowski
Best Card Top-to-Bottom: Golden Boy on DAZN
Upset of the Week: Ray Cooper over Rory MacDonald
Most Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Ray Cooper vs. Rory MacDonald