Okay, so our last live discussion didn’t go over so well because of that whole 1 PM on a Final Four Saturday thing, but now we’re back with primetime FREE FIGHTS and the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale on an otherwise boring sports weekend, so we have no excuses. Help me help you, and let’s use tomorrow night to decide a theme for the next series of With Leather UFC badges. You make the suggestions, you make the decisions, I’ll make the badges, and then I’ll cap it off by debuting some new WL/UFC t-shirts and I’ll give some out to our favorite live discussers.
That said, like most of us pugilistic poop-joke-makers, I’m very excited about the potential of this card. The last few events have reminded me not to get my hopes up too much for awesome fights across the board, and I’m also bummed that we’re not getting a flyweight championship match. Get better soon, Demetrious Johnson.
But there are several fighters on this card that could provide some fun, and hopefully the younger guys can challenge each other for several Fight of the Night contenders this time and not just the usual, “Yup, it’s that one”. I think the women’s division’s real test comes tomorrow night, as we get to see if Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano can back up their yapping and convince any of us that they could beat Ronda Rousey. And, of course, I’m giddy as a schoolboy to see Uriah Hall fight Kelvin Gastelum.
As always, join us tomorrow night for all of the action, starting at 5:30 PM ET for the Facebook fights and on through the Preliminary Card on FUEL TV at 7 PM ET, concluding with the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale beginning at 9 PM ET on FX. Need a crash course? Check out our own Lobster Mobster’s handy dandy TUF 17 primer, and be ready to zing it up with us and maybe some special guests tomorrow night.
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Main Card
Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall (TUF Championship)
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Robert McDaniel vs. Gilbert Smith
FUEL TV Preliminaries
Kevin Casey vs. Josh Samman
Luke Barnatt vs. Collin Hart
Dylan Andrews vs. Jimmy Quinlan
Clint Hester vs. Bristol Marunde
Cole Miller vs. Bart Palaszewski
Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda
Maximo Blanco vs. Sam Sicilia