Bellator 173 takes place on Friday in Northern Ireland with Liam McGeary taking on promotional newcomer Vladimir Filipovic. It was supposed to be McGeary taking on Chris Fields but Fields pulled out of the event on Monday. Bellator has had major problems with their events recently, as last week it was Matt Mitrione pulling out of his fight against Fedor Emelianenko at the last minute. Bellator 173 is being co-promoted by BAMMA 28 and can be seen on Spike TV. Let’s look at the main card and Bellator picks.
UFC Fight Night 105 takes place on Sunday on FS1 with Derrick Lewis taking on Travis Browne in the headliner. This battle of heavyweights should be a good one with Lewis coming in a 17-4 while Browne is 18-5-1. There are six fights on the main card on FS1, four preliminary bouts on FS1 and one bout on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.
Adrien Broner is favored against Adrian Granados on Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati in a fight that can be seen on Showtime. Broner is 32-2 in his career with 24 knockouts while Granados is 18-4-2 with 12 knockouts. Broner is fighting in his hometown so he will have the edge in crowd support but Granados has proven to be a tough fighter in his career and could make this fight competitive. Let’s look at the fight and boxing picks.
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday night with five fights on the main pay-per-view card including Holly Holm taking on Germaine de Randamie and seven fights on the preliminary card on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Two of the five fights on the main card have big favorites while the other three fights should be more competitive. Let’s look at UFC 208 with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.
Robert Easter Jr. will defend his IBF lightweight title on Friday night as he takes on Luis Cruz at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Easter comes into this fight with an 18-0 record with 14 knockouts while Cruz is 22-4-1 with 16 knockouts. Easter will be making his first title defense as he won the title by defeating Richard Commey in September. Let’s look at Easter vs. Cruz and boxing picks.
UFC Fight Night 104 on Saturday night in Houston features the Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung taking on Dennis Bermudez. It has been more than three years since Jung has been in action as he had to serve two years of mandatory military service. This fight is one of six on the main card that will be shown on FS1 and there are six on the preliminary card with four on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.
The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado is the site for UFC on FOX 23 on Saturday night. The event features four fights on the main card on FOX led by the bout Valentina Shevchenko taking on Julianna Pena. The winner of this bantamweight matchup should be in line for a title shot against champion Amanda Nunes. Also on the main card it is Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal, Francis Ngannou vs. Andrei Arlovski and Jason Knight vs. Alex Caceres. There are eight fights on the preliminary card on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.
Carl Frampton will defend his WBA Super featherweight title on Saturday against the man he beat for the title, Leo Santa Cruz. This rematch will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be shown on Showtime. Frampton is unbeaten in his career at 23-0 with 14 knockouts while Santa Cruz is 32-1-1 with 18 knockouts. Let’s look at the fight and boxing picks.
Bellator gets the spotlight this weekend with no UFC events on the schedule and the organization is taking advantage with a stacked main card for Bellator 170 on Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main event that can be seen on Spike TV has Chael Sonnen taking on Tito Ortiz. Also on the main card it is Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward, Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato, Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez and Derek Anderson vs. Derek Campos. Let’s look at the action with a focus on the main card and Bellator 170 picks.
UFC Fight Night 103 takes place on Sunday night in Arizona with the feature fight having Yair Rodriguez taking on B.J. Penn. It has been more than two years since Penn has fought and oddsmakers don’t like his chances as Penn is listed as a big underdog. There are four fights on the main card that can be seen on FS1 and eight on the preliminary card with four on FS1 and four on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.