Hey, fight fans: we’ve got two action-packed events this weekend, and you might want to take precautions just in case the shockwaves from dudes throwing bombs at each other can travel through a TV and give you a mild concussion.
Heck yeah, Glory World Series kickboxing is back! Glory 23: Las Vegas will feature a patented four-man, one night tournament, this time in the middleweight division, starting at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
However, the real draw of the night, which is fitting since it is the main event, is a welterweight title fight. Raymond “The Real Deal” Daniels brings his gladiator skirt and a plethora of spinning sh*t against the perfectly coiffed hair and thunderous punching power known as Nieky “The Natural” Holzken. These two met in the finals of the welterweight contender tournament at Glory 19, with Holzken winning by KO. Now, after some health issues with former champ Joe Valtellini, Holzken and Daniels are set to rematch, with the vacant title on the line. Should be awesome!
Welcome to Nashville, home of non-sanctioned violence! Things are a little different this time, as the UFC is coming to town with their brand of perfectly legal combat. UFC Fight Night 73 kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET with Fight Pass prelims. There isn’t much there to hype, but the regular prelims on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET are solid. Willie “Whoop Ass” Gates takes on Dustin Ortiz in flyweight action, plus Uriah “Primetime” Hall welcomes Oluwale “Holy War Angel” Bamgbose to the UFC in a middleweight clash.
The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. There’s a top 10 bantamweight match as Sara McMann faces Amanda Nunes, plus lightweight standouts Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush square off. In the main event, two light heavyweight power punchers meet as former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux welcomes Glover Teixeira to his adopted home state.
The fights should be fun, so join us for a very lively discussion.