The main event might have fallen apart due to injury, but the show must go on and we were treated to a great night of fights at Maximum Fighting Championship 37. With MFC bringing in some world-class Bantamweights and plenty of familiar faces on the card, it was worth investing your Friday night in.
It was an odd night in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 159 as the event saw a couple broken body parts and a fighter incorrectly being announced the winner. One of those broken body parts was the left big toe of the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Despite the nasty looking break the champion entered the record books by successfully defended his title for a record tying fifth time.
Tonight’s World Combat Series 10 event took place after the MMA Evolution EXPO brought several vendors, Martial Arts seminars and a BJJ tournament to the Parkside Hall in San Jose, California. The EXPO started early and continued on throughout the Amateur card that featured 13 exciting fights.
The UFC returns to San Jose, California today with a stacked UFC on FOX 7 fight card headlined by lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his belt against Gilbert Melendez. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion, along with several other former Strikeforce fighters give this card a fun feel to it.
Kentucky was treated to the rare big promotion MMA show as XFC rolled into the state with their brand of solid match-making across all weight classes with XFC 23. There was plenty of great action with UFC veteran Shamar Bailey taking on Bellator veteran Luis Santos in the main event, as well as a packed undercard, so let’s dig into the action.
Hector Sandoval (5-1), fighting for Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, CA, won a unanimous decision over Robby Schepps of Team Quest in Redding, CA. Sandoval broke his right hand early in round one, but that didn’t stop him from dominating Schepps in strikes. The flyweights both had numerous submissions attempts, but neither could finish, so the judges decided.
The UFC has stacked tonight’s Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale with a mixture of fighter’s from the reality series as well as proven talent. Along with crowning a new Ultimate Fighter winner the night is headlined by an important bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen.
No Bellator this week, no problem because Legacy Fighting Championship 19 was there tonight to fill you MMA fix and tide you over until tomorrow’s UFC. The night featured some up and coming prospects along with a flyweight title fight in the main event.