MMA This Weekend (September 16 – 19)

Dustin Poirier
INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Dustin Poirier punches Bobby Green in their lightweight bout during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

 

There is a decent weekend of MMA action coming up. Canadian promotion Battlefield Fight League hosts a solid event in British Columbia. Bellator hits Cedar Park, Texas with Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren, Anastasia Yankova and Derek Campos all stepping into the cage. Legacy FC will also be in Texas with Trevin Giles.

There are also fights taking place overseas at Absolute Championship Berkut 45 featuring names like Zabit Magomedsharipov, Valdines Silva, Alexander Sarnavskiy, and Oleg Borisov. Also overseas; VTJ 8th with Isao Kobayashi and TUF, UFC veteran Efrain Escudero. 

MMA This Weekend (September 16 – 19)

The main attraction of the weekend is another event in Texas; UFC Fight Night: Hidalgo. Featuring an exciting lightweight main event  between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson, as well as a solid card from top to bottom.


  • [9/16] – Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson – Cedar Park, Texas – H-E-B Center 
  • —-Main Card—-
  • [HW] – Cheick Kongo (24-10-2, ) vs. Tony Johnson Jr. (10-2)
  • [BW] – Joe Warren (12-5) vs. Sirwan Kakai (12-4, )
  • [STRW] – Anastasia Yankova (3-0, ) vs. Veta Arteaga (2-0)
  • [LW] – Derek Campos (16-6) vs. Djamil Chan (13-2, )
  • —-Prelims—-
  • [STRW] – Kenya Miranda (3-2, ) vs. Emily Ducote (3-1)
  • [FW] – Mark Dickman (11-2) vs. Daniel Pineda (21-12)
  • [LW] – Warren Stewart (11-22) vs. Nick Gonzalez (18-12) 
  • [FW] – Armando Villareal (0-0) vs. Tommy Burghardt (0-0)
  • [LW] – Jonathan Taylor (0-0) vs. Sean Clements (0-0)
  • [WW] – Waylon Bronstrup (0-0) vs. Garrett Scott (1-0) 
  • [FW] – Jose Guerra (0-2) vs. Matt Mazurek (3-4) 
  • [FW] – Rey Trujillo (20-17) vs. James King (15-17)

    • [9/16] – Legacy FC 59: Giles vs. Villanueva – Houston, Texas – Arena Theater  

 

  • —-Main Card—-
  • [MW] – Trevin Giles (7-0) vs. Ike Villanueva (11-7)
  • [LW] – Justin Reiswerg (9-6) vs. Jason Langellier (4-0)
  • [BW] – Colin Wright (5-2) vs. Adrian Yanez (4-1)
  • [BW] – Randy McCullough (3-0) vs. Mike Trinh (4-3)
  • [LHW] – Chad Cook (10-10) vs. Danny Orr (0-0)
  • [FW] – Manny Lozoya (1-0) vs. Dulani Perry (1-0)
  • [BW] – Chris Pham (5-5) vs. Domingo Pilarte (5-1)
  • —-Prelims—-
  • [FLYW] – Chase Eastham (0-0) vs. Angel Zamora (2-5) 
  • [MW] – AJ Hoffman (2-1) vs. Thomas Moreno (0-0)
  • [FW] – Leomana Martinez (0-0) vs. Clarence Brown (0-0)
  • [Amateur FLYW] – Jordan Carmona (3-2) vs. Colton Tijerina (1-2)) 
  • [Amateur BW] – Chris Soliz (3-2) vs. Eduardo Anaya (2-1)
  • [Amateur FLYW] – Jonathan Davis (3-1) vs. Victor Altamirano (2-1)

  • [9/17] – Absolute Championship Berkut 45 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace 

  • —-Main Card—-
  • [ACB Featherweight Championship] – Zabit Magomedsharipov (11-2) vs. Valdines Silva (14-5, )
  • [BW] – Oleg Borisov (16-1-1) vs. Tural Ragimov (11-2, )
  • [LW] – U. Gadzhidaudov (8-3) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (34-4)
  • [LW] – Ramazan Esenbaev (10-1-1) vs. Andrey Koshkin (15-5)
  • [LHW] – Muslim Makhmudov (7-4) vs. Hans Stringer (22-7-3, )
  • —-Prelims—-
  • [BW] – Magomed Ginazov (10-2) vs. Alexander Pletenko (10-4, )
  • [LHW] – Isa Umarov (4-1) vs. Malik Merad (21-15, )
  • [LW] – Rasul Shovhalov (13-4) vs. Rodrigo Caporal (13-5, )
  • [BW] – Murad Kalamov (6-1) vs. Denis Mutsnek (11-3, )
  • [BW] – Khamid Sultanbiev (5-3) vs. Filip Macek (14-11-1, )

  • [9/17] – BFL 45: Bhullar vs. Pokryfky – Coquitlam, Brish Columbia – Hard Rock Casino 

  • —-Main Card—-
  • [BFL Heavyweight Championship] – Arjan Bhullar (3-0) vs. Ryan Pokryfky (5-2,)
  • [LW] – Ash Mashreghi (6-4) vs. Tristan Connelly (5-5)
  • [FLYW] – Terrence Chan (2-0, ) vs. Vaz Lep (0-2)
  • —-Undercard—-
  • [BFL Amateur Featherweight Title] – Taylor Christopher (4-1) vs. Josh Kwiatkowski (2-1)
  • [Amateur BW] – Tyler Nicholson (3-3) vs. Blake Sigvaldason (3-4)
  • [Amateur LW] – Paul Cowie (3-0) vs. Juan Castillo (2-0)
  • [Amateur LW] – Gwyn Berry (2-0) vs. Mitch Burke (2-6)
  • [Amateur FLYW] – Shawna Ram (1-0) vs. Stephanie Murray (1-1) 
  • [Amateur LHW] – Dalton Duperreault (1-0) vs. Travis Christensen (0-2) 
  • [Amateur LW] – Matt Lepper (1-0) vs. Justin Daley (1-0)
  • [Amateur BW] – Curt Furguson (0-0) vs. Jacob George (0-2) 
  • [Amateur BW] – Connor Thompson (1-0) vs. Ian Kershaw (0-0)
  • [Amateur BW] – David Korzinski (0-0) vs. Dan Schenk (0-0)

  • [9/17] – UFC Hidalgo: Poirier vs. Johnson – Hidalgo, Texas – State Farm Arena 

  • —-Main Card—-
  • [LW] – Dustin Poirier (20-4) vs. Michael Johnson (16-10)
  • [MW] – Uriah Hall (12-6,) vs. Derek Brunson (15-3)
  • [LW] – Evan Dunham (17-6) vs. Rick Glenn (18-3-1)
  • [BW] – Albert Morales (6-0) vs. Alejandro Perez (17-6, )
  • [WW] – Roan Carneiro (20-10, ) vs. Kenny Robertson (15-4)
  • [LW] – Chris Wade (11-2) vs. Islam Makhachev (12-1, )
  • —-Prelims—-
  • [FW] – Sam Sicilia (14-6) vs. Gabriel Benitez (18-5, ) 
  • [WW] – Augusto Montaño (15-2, ) vs. Belal Muhammad (9-1) 
  • [BW] – Joey Gomez (6-1) vs. Jose Alberto Quiñones (4-2, ) 
  • [WW] – Randy Brown (7-1, ) vs. Erick Montaño (7-3, ) 
  • [MW] – Antônio Carlos Júnior (5-2, ) vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimarães (11-2, )
  • [FW] – Chas Skelly (15-2) vs. Maximo Blanco (12-7-1, )

  • [9/19] – VTJ 8th – Urayasu, Chiba, Japan – Maihama Amphitheatre 

  • —-Main Card—-
  • [LW] – Isao Kobayashi (18-4-4) vs. Yutaka Saito (12-1-2)
  • [FW] – Takeshi Inoue (22-10) vs. Yojiro Uchimura (13-8-3)
  • [STRW] – Ryuto Sawada (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Do (4-0)
  • [LW] – Hisho Takeda (5-4-1) vs. Yuki Yamamoto (8-8-4)
  • [FLYW] – Naoki Usui (0-0) vs. Shunya Nagatani (0-2)
  • [BW] – Tomoya Omura (1-1-1) vs. Yuki Teramoto (0-1-1)
  • [FW] – Tetsuya Yamamoto (3-3) vs. Tetsuya Seki (4-5)
  • [LW] – Takashi Fujishima (0-0) vs. Yoshio Kojima (0-0)
  • [LW] – Efrain Escudero (24-11) vs. Koshi Matsumoto (16-6-2)

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