Key Fights – Week of November 28
Okay, so this post is coming up a bit earlier than usual on account of my schedule for this week. I likely won’t be able to post anything for the rest of November due to travel and various celebrations, so you’re blessed with the key fights today! However, I’ll still be around on Twitter so be sure to follow me and check out what I’m up to!
As for this week, it’s certainly a different group of fights. We have a UFC event but only two fights are scheduled at the moment! We can add the bantamweight and featherweight Ultimate Fighter tournament finals to a card which also features what should be a fun Mayhem vs. Bisping fight. The remaining undercard will likely include fights with other TUF cast members from this season.
The rest? Well, meh. Bellator is done for the year, but we do get a Tachi Palace fights card – one that somehow features no flyweights! What the fuck!? Champion Ian McCall was injured and forced to back out of his Flyweight Title defense, while former flyweight Ulysses Gomez is moving up to try for the promotion’s Bantamweight Title. We’ll also see NCAA wrestling standout Bubba Jenkins make his MMA debut.
We’ll see the week’s only notable women’s fight at XFC when Felice Herrig takes on Carla Esparza, Pancrase has a stacked Impressive Tour 13 event featuring a couple of their own ranked flyweights, and John Alessio takes on Ryan Healy for Canada’s Score Fighting Series. Check out the upcoming fights tab for more information about this week in MMA and much more!
Tachi Palace Fights 11 (12/2/2011)
- Bantamweight Title: Ulysses Gomez (8-2, No. 18 FLW) vs. Cody Gibson (5-1)
XFC 15 (12/2/2011)
- Women’s Featherweight: Carla Esparza (5-2, No. 15 WFW, No. 10 WLW) vs. Felice Herrig (5-3)
Pancrase Impressive Tour 13 (12/3/2011)
- 125 lbs. Title: Mitsuhisa Sunabe (14-7-4, No. 10 FLW) vs. Hiroyuki Abe (8-3)
- Flyweight: Hiroyuki Nakajima (6-1-1, No. 19 FLW) vs. Yuki Yasunaga (6-5)
UFC Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale (12/3/2011)
- Middleweight: Michael Bisping (21-3, No. 6 MW) vs. Jason Miller (24-7, 1 NC)