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Key Fights – Week of September 19

September 19, 2011 2 comments

Well this week is just going to be incredible.  UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, DREAM, Shooto, Titan Fighting – all of these promotions are putting on some major fights this weekend.  Jon Jones vs. Rampage highlights the UFC card, the exciting Lorenz Larkin will be in action for Strikeforce Challengers, Brett Rogers will be making his Titan FC debut, and Hideo Tokoro looks to start on a second consecutive bantamweight tournament victory in DREAM.

But it’s Bellator that wins the week with an absolutely thrilling bantamweight tournament of their own.  The talent pool in DREAM’s tournament is slightly deeper, but the fact that Bellator is televised live in the U.S. and will feature a fight between Alexis Vila and Joe Warren that gives the promotion the edge.  I’ve been looking forward to this fight since the moment it was announced and I have no clue who is going to win this contest.

Check out the upcoming fight tab for more fight details for the coming weeks!

Shooto – Shootor’s Legacy 4 (9/23/2011)

  • Flyweight: Ryuichi Miki (10-4-3) vs. Haruo Ochi (6-2-1, No. 25 FLW)

Titan Fighting Championship 20 (9/23/2011)

  • Heavyweight: Brett Rogers (11-3, No. 16 HW) vs. Eddie Sanchez (12-5)

Bellator 51 (9/24/2011)

  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals: Joe Warren (7-1, No. 8 FEW) vs. Alexis Vila (9-0, No. 8 FLW)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals: Eduardo Dantas (10-2) vs. Wilson Reis (12-3, No. 25 FEW)

DREAM 17 (9/24/2011)

  • Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals: Hideo Tokoro (30-23-1, No. 15 BW) vs. Antonio Banuelos (18-7, No. 16 BW)
  • Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals: Masakazu Imanari (23-9-2, No. 19 BW) vs. Abel Cullum (18-5)
  • Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals: Bibiano Fernandes (8-3, No. 12 FEW) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (12-8-1, No. 17 BW)
  • Featherweight: Tatsuya Kawajiri (28-7-2, No. 6 LW) vs. Joachim Hansen (22-10-1, No. 24 FEW)
  • Lightweight: Shinya Aoki (28-5, 1 NC, No. 4 LW) vs. Rob McCullough (19-7)
  • Lightweight: Satoru Kitaoka (28-10-9, No. 21 LW) vs. Willamy Freire (19-4)

UFC 135 (9/24/2011)

  • Light Heavyweight Title: (c) Jon Jones (13-1, No. 1 LHW) vs. Quinton Jackson (32-8, No. 3 LHW)
  • Welterweight: Josh Koscheck (15-5, No. 6 WW) vs. Matt Hughes (45-8, No. 21 WW)
  • Heavyweight: Travis Browne (11-0-1, No. 19 HW) vs. Rob Broughton (15-5-1)
  • Lightweight: Takanori Gomi (32-7, 1 NC, No. 17 LW) vs. Nate Diaz (13-7)
  • Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell (31-7, No. 13 HW) vs. Mark Hunt (6-7)
  • Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugai (14-5-2, No. 9 BW) vs. Cole Escovedo (17-7)
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