Friday night: LFA 1: Peterson vs Higo.
Start time 9 p.m. eastern time
Saturday morning: ONE Championship 51. The Quest for Power.
Start time 8:30 a.m. eastern time
Saturday night: Invicta FC 21
8 p.m. eastern time
Sunday night: UFC fight night 103. Rodriguez vs Penn
start time. fight pass prelims at 6:15 p.m. eastern time. televised prelims at 8 and main card at 10
This weekend is chalked full of solid mma. With a rare Sunday night UFC event as well. 4 events in one weekend is a real cats meow.
LFA 1 is the first combined RFA and LFA show. Both companies folded into one lately. LFA has some good fighters and the main event is an example of that. Former RFA and LFA titles are getting unified in a bantamweight title fight. Leandro Higo is 16-2 and is the prize pupil of the pitbull brothers gym in Brazil. Steve Peterson is 15-4 and has fought for bellator and kotc in the past.
Both Higo and Peterson are easily ufc quality. This should be a great unification bout between two young, talented and hungry fighters who are looking for another emphatic win as a way to get into the ufc. I do not have a clue who else is on the card nor do I care.
ONE Championship 51 should be a solid card as well. Super early in the morning but good. Main event is a middleweight title fight between the champ Vitaly Bigdash (8-0) and Aung LA Nsang (19-9). Bigdash has a 100% finishing rate and Sang has a 94% finishing rate.
other notable bouts are Kazunori Yokota (27-7) vs Martin Nyugen (9-1) in a title eliminator, Sharif Mohamed (9-0) vs Igor Subora (7-3) and a Meow's prospect to watch Saygid Gusen Arsanliev (4-0) vs Georgi Stonayov (19-10)
Here is a link with more info for Saygid this-kid-is-a-monster-t134008-15.html?hilit=saygid
Saturday nights Invicta looks ok but nothing too spectacular from the outside looking in. However a lot of times the more entertaining cards lack the star power but produce good fights. Hopefully this happens Saturday night as well
Megan Anderson (7-2) fights Charmaine Tweet (10-5) for the interim FW title since Cyborg will be suspended for awhile. Both are strikers and both usually finish with a KO. Anderson is the up and comer and Tweet is fighting desperately to hang around longer. Anderson is coming off 3 straight knockouts in Invicta with 2 being performance of the night bonus worthy, I think she thrashes Tweet in an entertaining beat down.
Other notable fights. Jodie Esquabel (5-2) vs Kali Robbins (5-0) **Andrea Lee (5-2) vs Jenny Liou (7-4) former title contender Pannie Kianziad (8-1) vs Raquel Pa'lahuuhauahua (5-5) and up and coming prospect Aspen Ladd (4-0) vs some girl I havent heard of before Sijara Eubanks (3-1)
**more info on Lee courtesy of Mike. the-future-of-wmma-has-arrived-t127363.html?hilit=%20andrea%20lee
Then of course we have the Rodriguez vs Penn fight night card. Penn vs Rodriguez, Marcin Held vs Joe Lauzon, Court Mcgree vs the returning Ben Saunders and underrated old school fighter Aleksei Olyinik vs Viktor Pasta (pesta) among a host of other interesting but not incredibly newsworthy fights. Sergio Pettis is fighting John Moraga too on this card, as random as that may be.
I look forward to enjoying this stuffed to the gills mma weekend with you fellow mma nerds. Friday night I shall not be watching in chat but Saturday and Sunday night I most likely will. Sunday for sure. Anyone interested in stopping by and watching with the mmalinker crew is more than welcome. mefuckingow.