Hey punch affiicionados! We’ve got a pretty full weekend of combat sports, and luckily it’s not all bunched up around one day. Let’s take a look at who’s fighting and when the punches will be happening.
Bellator is back in the US with a main event title fight. Former UFC lightweight champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson makes his Bellator debut against welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov. Before that, though, are the prelims, streaming live online from both Bellator.com and Spike.com starting at 7PM ET. There aren’t a ton of notable names on that portion of the card, but I’ve found that most Bellator prelims are pretty entertaining due to the nice mix of young prospects and declining veterans and everyone is fighting to get noticed.
The main card starts at 8PM ET on Spike TV, and it kicks off with Michael “Venom” Page, one of the most dynamic strikers in all of MMA. We’ve also got Brennan Ward taking on Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, also in welterweight action. The co-main event is a featherweight scrap between former champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Henry Corrales. The main event is that aforementioned welterweight title fight between current champ Andrey Koreshkov and former UFC lightweight champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson.
Hey look, it’s another UFC event with a stitched together main event! Because Daniel Cormier is an old dad and trains at AKA, he had to pull out of the fight against JAWN JONES. I’m getting ahead of myself, though.