We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing!
UFC Fight Night Chiesa vs. Magny
We’re being blessed by the MMA gods this week. Following the amazing match up between Holloway and Kattar last week we’ve got the remaining two cards of the triple header week coming at us quick, starting with UFC Fight Night Chiesa vs. Magny on the Wednesday the 20th. The full card is below, but we’re looking forward to the matchup between Lerone Murphy and Douglas Silva de Andrade the most. We might be slightly biased as a UK based site, but Lerone is an undefeated UK prospect with a great back story (he was literally shot in the face once) and is taking on a game opponent in what has potential to be a banger.
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny
Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez
Ike Villaneuva vs. Vinicius Moreira
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo
Matthew Christopher Schnell vs. Tyson Nam
Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor
It’s the return of the Mac. Love him or hate him nothing quite builds hype and attention for a fight card than Conor being part of it. This time he’s taking on perennial contender, dangerous fighter and all round great guy Dustin Poirier in a rematch of the 2014 match up that saw McGregor’s hand being raised after just one minute and forty six seconds. Both fighters have developed since that first fight, and Conor has been taking long stretches away from the sport so it’s going to be interesting to see if Conor can fulfil his prediction of a KO within 60 seconds. While we’re keen to see the result of the main event we’re probably most looking forward to seeing Dan Hooker welcome three-time Bellator champ Michael Chandler to the UFC – we’re always keen to see how champions from other organisations cross over into the UFC, and with Chandler tipped as a last minute replacement for the Khabib vs. Gaethje match up a win for Hooker would see him positioned well for a run at the title.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
Adding to the packed week of fights, ONE Championship will be delivering the goods on Friday with Unbreakable, where we see Alaverdi Ramazanov vs Capitan Petchyindee Academy, with Capitan challenging for the bantamweight kickboxing title. The rest of the card looks solid, but we can’t help but be excited for that main event and the clash of elite striking between the Babyface Killer and Capitan – who ended his last ONE bout, with the equally elite Petchtanong Banchamek, in just six seconds.
Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Capitan Petchyindee Academy (Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title)
Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima
Rade Opacic vs. Bruno Susano (heavyweight kickboxing)
Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdulaev
Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos
Namiki Kawahara vs. Lio Adiwang
Still nothing on Bellator’s events pages yet. Their website is still stuck on the 1st of January event (still listed as TBA vs TBA). We’ll keep checking in and let you know when their events start dropping!
Still nothing scheduled from Invicta Fc since their last event on the 20th of November. Hopefully we can get some news from them soon.
What fights are you most looking forward to seeing? What events will you be tuning in to watch? Let us know in the comments!