Alright, so here we are again…
The weekend is upon us and it’s packed with some awesome fights, at odd hours though. In Australia we can catch One Championship late Friday night. If you have UFC Fight Pass you’ll be able to watch the UFC live really early on Sunday morning… or when you wake up, which ever.
One Championship is live from Kuala Lumpur at the Stadium Negara. Aussie presence in MMA continues this week with Australia’s own, Rob Lisita, headlining the card. He will face the local born Ev Ting. Ting grew up in New Zealand and fights out of Auckland, so there’s a bit of a Trans-Tasman rivalry going on in Malaysia. Ting has won 4 by KO/ TKO, 4 by submission and 3 by decision. Lisita has lost three in a row but is coming into this one fresh, with no injuries. He’s won 7 of 14 by submission over the course of his career, so from the sounds of it this one should be interesting.
To catch this event live you’ll need to stream it from One Championship’s website, or have access to Setanta Sports. The live stream starts at 8:30pm Friday night, Kuala Lumpur time. That means to catch it live you’ll need to be ready to stream (or have determined what Setanta Sports is) by 11:30pm Friday.
One Championship: Unbreakable Warriors
Ev Ting vs Rob Lisita – Lightweight
Shannon Wiratchai vs Peter Davis – Lightweight
Ann Osman vs April Osenio – Women’s Strawweight
Tatsuya Mizuno vs Gilberto Galvao – Middleweight
Gianni Subba vs Yago Bryan Farias de Morais – Flyweight
Agilan Thani vs Trestle Tan – Welterweight
Keanu Subba vs Waqar Umar – Featherweight
Bruno Pucci vs Musu Nuertiebieke – Featherweight
Jenny Huang vs Jeet Toshi – Women’s Atomweight
Muhammad Aiman vs Hisyam Samsudin – Featherweight
UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett will be shown on UFC Fight Pass from Hamburg, Germany. We have a 1:45am start on Sunday over here is Australia for the prelims, with the main card set to start around 5am.
UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs Barnett is a decent card featuring some of Europe’s finest. Light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Błachowicz will square off in the co-main event. Can’t wait to see both of these guys back in action. Prior to the co-main Ryan Bader will walk into his 26th professional fight to face the always dangerous Ilir Latifi. We believe Latifi will have some problems with Bader’s wrestling, but anything can happen. Tae Hyun Bang and the German TV sensation/ former police officer, Nick Hein, will have the honours of starting the main card. No prizes for guessing who the German audience will be supporting in that one.
The event is of course headlined by the heavy handed Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett, one of the biggest proponents of catch wrestling in MMA. Both Arlovski and Barnett are coming in off a loss, so look for both men to try to finish the fight. With two heavyweights of this caliber competing, the main event should be a thoroughly entertaining affair. Touch wood.
It’s cards like this that almost makes that yearly Fight Pass membership worth it…
… yeah ok, it’s worth it.
UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs Barnett
Andrei Arlovski vs Josh Barnett – Heavyweight
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jan Błachowicz – Light heavyweight
Ryan Bader vs Ilir Latifi – Light heavyweight
Nick Hein vs Tae Hyun Bang – Lightweight
Jessin Ayari vs Jim Wallhead – Welterweight
Peter Sobotta vs Nicolas Dalby – Welterweight
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs Veronica Macedo – Women’s bantamweight
Taylor Lapilus vs Leandro Issa – Bantamweight
Jarjis Danho vs Christian Colombo – Heavyweight
Scott Askham vs Jack Hermansson – Middleweight
Rustam Khabilov vs Leandro Silva – Lightweight