The UFC showcased “Fight Pass” today as the entire UFC Fight Night 37 fight card from the O2 Arena in London, England stream live from the platform. As the UFC touted the numbers Fight Pass was getting the fighters in England put on an entertaining show.
It was a double-header for MMA last night, with Bellator 111 kicking off the festivities with their Heavyweight tournament and RFA 13 bringing up the rear with a contentious main event fight.
While last weeks Light Heavyweight tournament was painful, this weeks Heavyweight masquerade at Bellator 111 has potential to put a whole nation to sleep. On the bright side, we have a Bantamweight title fight, with blazing fast striker Eduardo Dantas facing sub grappler Anthony Leone.
UFC Fight Pass is attempting to justify the price tag, and I have to admit they’re doing a pretty good job so far. What the Macau card delivered in terms of entertainment, UFC Fight night 37 delivers in terms of Euro MMA name value, with several stalwart fighters making an appearance. Our main event is an odd one, as Alexander Gustafsson looks to bounce back from his title fight loss, taking on unheralded Jimi Manuwa.
Starting at the ungodly time of 3:20am Pt / 6:20am ET on Fight Pass, the TUF: China Finale preliminary card was honestly a very tough call to wake up early for. On the other hand the mornings main card, which started at 5am PT / 8am ET was more appealing and not so difficult to get out of bed when it was still dark outside.
Titan’s first major network broadcast went off without a hitch, as Titan FC 27 brought fans five main card bouts that delivered. For the hardcore fan, familiar faces held down the top of the card, and there wasn’t a blemish in terms of action or production of the show, making this a debut that signals good things in the future.
It was a night of local talent for us folks in New England as Bellator rolled into Mohegan Sun and put on their Featherweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments at Bellator 110. The card had potential to be solid with the Featherweights keeping our pulse going while the 205lbers worked towards putting us to sleep.
A new contender on the network MMA battlefield, Titan FC goes from Kansas staple to mainstream attraction with a Titan FC 27 card built for serious fight fans. While the card is built on former UFC and Bellator battlers, the match-making promises some competitive and exciting match-ups.