Hey. fight fans. We’ve got a big, mega-huge weekend full of title fights of all kinds. Let’s jump right into the fisticuffs going on Friday, Saturday and even Sunday!
Bellator 138 will kick off with prelims at 7 p.m. EST on Spike.com, and there are a few former TUF contestants on that portion of the card. Adam Cella, the man Uriah Hall spin kicked to oblivion is there, plus Justin Lawrence, who I thought would be kind of good, is also on the prelim fights.
The main-card will begin at 9 p.m. EST on Spike TV with a heavyweight clash as Bobby Lashley takes on Dan Charles. Lashley was scheduled to rematch James “The Colossus” Thompson, but Big J.T. suffered an injury, so Charles is stepping up on short notice. There’s also former champ Daniel Straus taking on undefeated Henry Corrales at featherweight, another former title holder in Michael Chandler facing Derek Campos at lightweight, and a featherweight title fight between champ Patricio Freire and Daniel Weichel. There aren’t any official Bellator predictions (yet), but I’ll prognosticate that the winners will be Lashley, Straus, Chandler and Weichel.
The main-event is an epic clash as 41-year-old Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson takes on 51-year-old “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock, as they bring their combined 92 years of life to bear against each other in a fight that’s seven years in the making. This will be nuts.
UFC is in Germany for a title fight, that’s kind of crazy! UFC Fight Night 69 (nice) will be exclusively on Fight Pass, starting with prelims at 12 p.m. EST. While the prelims don’t have a ton of well-known names, fights like Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat at featherweight and Mairbek Taisumov taking on Alan Patrick at lightweight will be solid. Plus, we get the return of “Mr. Finland” Makwan Amirkhani. Yes!