There are some very exciting days ahead for MMA fans courtesy of all 3 major promotions that will kick-off this weekend. The UFC, Bellator and World Series of Fighting all have exciting and very intriguing cards coming up this weekend, that this reporter is looking forward very much to breaking down as we go.
Bellator kicks things off this Friday night with their first show of 2015. It is Bellator 132 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV. The main event features a Featherweight Championship rematch between Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Daniel Straus.
The two have done battle before in a closely contested fight at Bellator 45 on May 21, 2011. Freire won the bout via a razor sharp unanimous decision. The rematch should be a classic! Former UFC headliner Houston Alexander is also on the card as he takes on Virgil Zwicker.
WSOF 17 is also this weekend on Saturday night, live from the Edmonton Expo Centre north of the border in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The WSOF is eager to take their show out of the country and continue to expose themselves to a pretty strong MMA fan base in Canada. The show will be highlighted by Jake Shields taking on Brian Foster.
The show will be shown live on NBCSN. The UFC also has a series of big shows that will begin this weekend with UFC Fight Night 59 live from the TD Garden in Boston. The shows main event features the UFC latest sensation Connor McGregor taking on UFC veteran Dennis Siver.
The undercard is also loaded with exciting matches, with the recently added Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone vs Benson Henderson very capable of stealing the show. Cerrone is in the middle of a six fight win streak since coming down to Lightweight, his last victory was as recent as two weeks ago at UFC 182 over the dangerous Miles Jury.
He handed Jury his first UFC loss that evening. Henderson has fought Cerron twice before, beating him both times in their WEC days. Henderson is also looking to bounce back from a shocking knockout loss to Rafaeal dos Anjos in his last outing. Benson Henderson is a former UFC Lightweight Champion, a title he lost to current champion Anthony Pettis back at UFC 164.
Both men look to take their next step towards title redemption this weekend in Boston. Until next time fight fans, remember, No Blood No Foul!