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.

 

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Image: Facebook

 

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.

 

Image source: Josh Barnett Facebook

Image: Facebook

 

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

 

Main Card

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

Prelims

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