Championship Fighting Alliance made its AXS TV debut as it rode a wave of national media coverage from Fallon Fox and CFA 11. That isn’t to say this “historic” fight was the main attraction for fight fans however, as they brought a solid card that delivered. Let’s look at how it all went down.
Two fighters didn’t make weight on their first attempt and one of them even got tossed off the stage ahead off tomorrows UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ask an MMA fan who Keith Miner is and they will likely shrug their shoulders, explain to them he is an MMA fighter who also happens to be an amputee and they’ll likely mistake him for Nick Newell. Keith Miner is also an amputee turned Mixed Martial Artist who will be fighting on the June 19th Bellator MMA undercard and in doing so will become the first amputee to fight for the promotion.
Independence Day might be celebrated in July, but the XFC will be setting off fireworks June 14th, when Welterweight sensation Ricky Rainey answers the call to take on Middleweight iron man, Reggie Pena. Xtreme Fighting Championships guarantees all out warfare when the “Sniper” and the “Regulator” shoot it out in the center of the cage. Who will be left standing when the dust settles?
Back from another trip to Brazil the UFC returns home this Memorial Day weekend with a heavyweight title fight and UFC 160. Having regained his title in December of last year, Cain Velasquez defends the heavyweight title against a man in Antonio Silva that he completely destroyed almost exactly one year ago.
There was one last weekend, there will be one this weekend, and there will likely be one every weekend for the foreseeable future. As fans, we’re all heart-broken when we feel an injustice has been done to a fighter via poor judges decisions. Sometimes we had money on someone we feel was “robbed” or perhaps we just wanted to see our favorite guy advance. If you take pains to be impartial, you might just hate the fact these decisions are a blemish on the sport we all love and a disservice to fighters.
Next Month’s UFC 161 suffered a major loss this past weekend when the night’s main event was scratched and replaced by the co-main event. In an attempt to bolster the main card, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic was added. The side effects of the resulting turn of events have currently left two fighters on the UFC 161 bench.
A small fight organization trying to make some waves, Championship Fighting Alliance has parlayed a national news story into a chance to appear on AXS TV. While the co-main event with Fallon Fox is what everyone is talking about, there’s actually some substantial quality fights on the card that should more than exceed expectations.