Friday, June 17th 2016
Bellator MMA: 156: Galvao vs. Dantas
Bantamweight action ensues tonight as Marcos Galvao defends his Bantamweight title against Eduardo Dantas.
Galvao is currently on a four-fight win streak, which included his wresting of the bantamweight belt from Joe Warren in March of 2015 via a second round knee bar submission.
The former champion, Dantas lost the title to Warren and defended the belt before that against Galvao, winning by second round knockout at Bellator 89 back in 2013.
Catch all the rematch action live tonight from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA on Spike at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST
Saturday, June 18th 2016
(Photo Credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions)
Rau’shee Warren vs. Carlos Payano
10 months ago, Rau’shee Warren took his first loss with the heavy consequence of failing to capture his first world title against reigning bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano.
Although Warren produced a 12th-round knockdown and pressured the champion for much of the fight, Payano retained the WBA World Super bantamweight and IBO World bantamweight titles in a controversial split decision.
Two judges gave Payano a 113-111 nudge with the other judge scoring it 115-109 for Warren. What hurt the challenger were the two points he was deducted in the ninth round for an intentional foul.
(Andrzej Fonfara and Joe Smith, Jr., Photo Credit: Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions)
Also on the card WBC light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara defends his title against Joe Smith, Jr.
Catch all the action from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago live on NBC at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson
Rory MacDonald is back from his championship losing fight of the year with Robbie Lawler last July to take on Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.
MacDonald, who has been with the UFC since 2010 and made 12 UFC appearances, looks to get back on the welterweight title track with the bout.
Thompson is currently on a six-fight win streak, with four of the six being knockout finishes. His last fight was a big first round technical knockout victory over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.
Catch all the action live from the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario on FS1