So there is no UFC card this weekend. That is unfortunate. I love the UFC, I enjoy watching highly trained athletes/martial artists beat the shit out of one another. Its fun.
However the UFC does not have another card until next weekend. So I shall be enjoying my mma fix outside of the promotion.
Luckily for us we have a few events this weekend. Including but not limited to Rizin FF
But first lets go day by day with the mma schedule. Friday
LFA 39 on Axis TV.
Ian Heinisch (9-1) is fighting Gabrielle Checco (11-2) for the middleweight title in the main event. Should be a solid scrap.
Invicta FC 29.
Former UFC fighter and Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman (19-4) is fighting German bulldozer Katharina Laher (8-0) in the main event for the new Bantamweight championship. Also on the card is Pannie Kianzad (9-3) eat your Pearl Gonzalez (8-3) and Julia Avila (5-0)
Overall these two events look ok. Invicta can really surprise ya with some fun fights from time to time. However I am much more looking forward to Saturday morning and nights fights Saturday
ACB 86. Starts around noon (E.T) and streams on the youtube ACB channel for freehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLGGGh ... wR3sqeZ7KQ
This ACB card is stacked as fuck with 3 title fights. Including featherweight champ Marat Balyaev (8-0) rematching up and comer Yusuf Raisov (12-1) in a fight that should be as fun as the first one was, flyweight champ Askar Askarov (9-0) vs Rasul Albshankov (8-2) and the lightheavyweight champion and the man who beat the fuck out of Thiago Silva, Batraez Agnaev (4-0) putting his title on the line against Dovletdzhan Yagshiradov (15-5-1) (yes that's his real name)
Also on the card are more fire match ups. Ciro Rodriguez (21-7) vs Beslan Isaev (37-9) Ali Bagov (25-10) vs Gleristone Santos (35-7) Murad Machaev (22-2) vs Mukhamaed Kokov (13-2) Rasul Shovhalev (16-5) vs Andrey Koshkin (16-6) and Georgi Karakhayan (28-7-1) vs Alexey Pulpilnikov (24-4-1) among other
Easily one of the better cards on paper ACB has put on. You all should join me around noon for the stream Saturday morning. I shall be watching
Then for the finale of it all we have the next Rizin event. Rizin FF 10
Kyoji Horiguchi (23-2) is fighting Uncle Creepy Ian Mccal (14-6-1) in the main event, in the co main Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin (25-0 KB record with 20 KO) is fighting Yusaku Nakamura in a kickboxing bout.
Also on the card is Weili Zhang (17-1) fighting Japanese wrestling sensation Kanako Murata (7-1) Andrey Kovalev (9-0) vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (5-0) in a heavyweight fight, also in heavyweight action is Ricardo Prasel (9-0) vs Ante Delija (14-3) Invicta Atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki (15-2) is fighting Alyssa Garcia (3-3) for an easy win for the champ lol. Also noted disrespectful piece of shit Manel Kape (9-2) hopefully gets his ass kicked by Japanes prospect Kai Asukara (9-1) and Japanese mma sensation Yusuke Yachi (19-6) fights former UFC title contender Diego the gun Nunes (23-7) as well as 2 kickboxing bouts and Kanna Asakura (12-2) fighting american can Melissa Sophia Karagianis (3-3) Daron Crucikshank (18-10) is also fighting Japanese version of himself in Koshi Matsumoto (19-7-2)
For me I am excited as hell for the ACB card then the Rizin card.
Fights I am looking forward to most in Rizin are the debut of 6'8 Brazilian heavyweight finisher Ricardo Prasel. Also Weili Zhang is 17-1 for a reason. Tenshin is an amazingly athletic striker who is fun to see knock people out. Plus watching Horiguchi fight in a ring with soccer kicks has been great, I imagine he puts a hurting on McCall despite how talented Uncle Creepy is. Plus hopefully Manel Kape gets the shit beat out of him like Horiguchi did again. Also seeing a literal mirror match in Matsumoto vs Cruickshank should be funny
According to the website the stream starts at 1 AM eastern time. So I shall be watching and getting hiiiiiiiigh but I do not expect a lot of linkers in chat joining me
War mma outside of the ufc. War Rizin!!!