After a little bit of less than stellar weekend combat sports live discussions, we’ve finally got a super-packed two days! I’m really excited for all of the punches, kicks, elbows, knees, throws, slams, chokes and locks we’ll see, so let’s get right into it, friends!
We’ve got another Fight Pass card on Friday night, as the action comes to us from Sydney, Australia. The fun stuff begins at 7:00 PM ET. There’s some good fighters on the prelims, including Marcus “Dragon Ball Z, y’all!” Brimage taking on Jumabiake Tuerxun, plus there’s a flyweight contest between Richie Vaculik and Louis Smolka, and flyweights are like 99% guaranteed to be fun.
The main card, also on Fight Pass, should start around 10:00 PM ET. We start with the big boys, as heavyweights Soa Palele-i-ei-o and Walt Harris clash in sweaty rage. Robert Whittaker and Clint Hester are going to throw hands at middleweight, we’ve got Ross Pearson taking on Ragin’ Al Iaquinta, and finally, the main event between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Should be a good card!
Friday night rolls on with some fun kickboxing as Glory 18 comes to us from Oklahoma City. The event should kick off around 9:00PM ET. There’s going to be a 4-man light heavyweight tournament, which is always fun. There’s also a lightweight title fight between Davit Kiria and Robin van Roosmalen. If you haven’t seen the fight between Kiria and Andy Ristie that won Davit the title, take some time out of your life to watch it, it is fantastic. I really don’t understand how kickboxing isn’t more popular, since it is all forms of striking, plus the action is a little more fast-paced due to the fights typically being three 3-minute rounds. Yay for boxing with kicks!
This UFC event will be from Uberlandia, Brazil, which sounds a little like it was founded by fleeing Germans, right? Anyway, the card begins with one Fight Pass prelim at 7:30 PM ET as Wagner Silva throws down with Colby Covington (Who?). The regular prelims then move to Fox Sports 2 at 8:00 PM ET. There’s Tommy Almeida taking on Timmy Gorman, Dhiego Lima faces off against “Blade” Oliveira, “Hellboy” versus “Hot Sauce” and yet another installment of “Watch Charlie Brenneman’s Afro Flail Around as He Gets His Brains Punched Out” as “The Spaniard” takes on Leandro Silva.