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Bellator, Boxing And UFC In Hollywood: Combat Sports Live Discussion

Hey, punch pals. It’s time for another action-packed weekend of fisticuffs, feeticuffs and grabicuffs. There’s boxing and MMA, so let’s take a look at who’s fighting and when.

FRIDAY

Bellator 139

A week after the insanity that was Bellator 138, the No. 2 organization is back with another solid card. The prelims will be on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST. There aren’t many big names on the prelims, but there are big dudes, with three heavyweight fights.

The main card will start at 9 p.m. EST on Spike TV. Glory kickboxer Joe Schilling will face Hisaki Kato, while former Featherweight Champ Pat Curran takes on Emmanuel Sanchez, and lightweight star Dave “The Caveman” Rickels faces veteran John Alessio. In the main event, former Heavyweight Champion Alex Volkov fights Cheick Kongo, who quoted some French rap lyrics in reference to his opponent, saying, “I’m gonna rape you, break your bones and drink your blood.” How charming.

ShoBox: Wade vs. Soliman

At 10:35 p.m. EST, Showtime will have another edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, as Dominic Wade takes on Sam Soliman. Wade’s a young guy, only 25, with a 17-0 record, while Soliman is 41, with a 44-12 mark. Soliman is being touted as Wade’s toughest test, so we’ll see if the young gun can defeat the wily veteran.

SATURDAY

UFC Fight Night 70

UFC is going to Hollywood! Florida, that is. Sorry for the disappointment. Speaking of disappointment, several fights scheduled for this card fell through due to visa complications. Anyway, the prelims kick off at 8 p.m. EST on Fox Sports 2. The prelims will feature both “The Creepy Weasel” Steve Montgomery and the quick return of Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, so that should be fun.

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