This coming weekend will see three live major MMA events take place in less than a 24 hour span. Titan FC, Bellator will be holding events on Fridays night, while the UFC is in China and their card will stream over Fight Pass in the early morning on Saturday.
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.
Another Fight Pass exclusive comes to us from Macau, with the TUF China Finale that is almost worth the $10 a month to get up at 5am to watch it. There aren't too many real names on this one, so let's dig into the recognizable match-ups for the main card.
It's been awhile since we've had Bellator rocking our airwaves, but Season Ten rolls out starting Friday, with a mess of tournaments at Bellator 110. Whether you like the format or not, there’s some decent fights to be had in this event, with the Light Heavyweight mini-tournament being the highlight of the evening.
Last summer I wrote a piece about the business of MMA, detailing all sides of the fight game as it pertains to the UFC and their fighters. As the topic continues to generate buzz, fighters continue to air their dirty laundry and key players in the UFC continue to curse their way into the hot seat.
Former EliteXC and Strikeforce fighter Gina Carano doesn't appear to be even thinking about an MMA comeback and let's be honest, why should she? As Women's MMA continues to grow, the former fighter credited with helping get Women's MMA into the mainstream is growing as an action movie star.
While UFC events have been in a bit of a slump lately, Saturday’s UFC 170 promises to turn our fortunes around. Our main event features Ronda Rousey in a quick turnaround to defend her belt once again, taking on fellow Olympian Sara McMann. It's an interesting dynamic when elite freestyle wrestlers meet elite judoka, and one we rarely see play out outside of JMMA.