Combat Sports Live Discussion – Bellator 156, WSOF 31 And UFC Fight Night 89

Greetings, punch fans! We’ve got a very busy weekend with three events, including two title fights on Friday’s double shot. Let’s figure out who’s fighting and when we can watch them throw down.


Bellator 156

Oh yeah, tiny dudes doing damage! There isn’t a ton beyond the main event to get super excited for on this card, but that main event is pretty good. Eduardo Dantas, aka Eddie Dentist, is taking on Marcos Galvao for the bantamweight title. The prelims start at 6 p.m. online, at, while the main card begins at 9 p.m. on Spike TV.


World Series of Fighting is putting out a more interesting card, starting with online prelims at 5:45 p.m. The main card begins at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports, and there are some pretty solid fighters there. John “Doomsday” Howard makes his WSoF debut, there’s also undefeated prospect Phil Hawes taking on a guy that’s 6-11, and that’s his record, not his height. Former title challengers Luis Palomino and Sheymon Moraes are changing weight classes and meeting at featherweight in what should be a really good fight. The co-main event features handsome Mike Ricci taking on Jason High, while the main event is a heavyweight title bout between champ Blagoi Ivanov and Josh Copeland.


UFC Fight Night 89

Welterweight action in Canada Town! UFC Fight Night Ottawa starts at 6:45 p.m. with Fight Pass prelims. There’s a solid strawweight bout between Randa Markos and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, plus an epic border clash as Sam Alvey takes on Elias Theodorou in middleweight action.

The prelims continue on at 8:30, on Fox Sports 2, but other than Tamdan “The Barncat” McCrory fighting Krzysztof Jotko, this block of fights isn’t the best in the world. The main card, on FS1, starts at 10:30 p.m., beginning with a flyweight scrap between Valerie Letourneau and Joanne Calderwood. The top two bouts should be tons of fun at 170 pounds. Donald Cerrone takes on Patrick Cote, while the main event should give us the next welterweight title challenger as Rory MacDonald faces Stephen Thompson.

This whole weekend looks to be very good for fist fights, so join in for a live discussion.