This coming Fight Weekend, November 14-16 (local time) brings us a number of world-class promotions in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai. The events take place in the US, Argentina, China and Israel.
Thursday, November 14 sees the return of Bellator MMA to Israel. The event No. 234 is held at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv. The headline-bout pits Sergei Kharitonov and Linton Vassell, squaring off at heavyweight.
Friday, November 15 is a press conference day at Hotel Faena in Buenos Aires, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s for a crossover matchup between Argentinian boxing idol Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and kickboxing star Jorge “Acero” Cali. The pair is expected to meet in a five-round 85 kg catchweight boxing bout in April 2020.
Saturday, November 16 marks the return of ONE Championship to China. The event titled “Age of Dragons” takes place at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. On the top of the fight-bill Ilias Ennahachi defends his flyweight kickboxing title against Wang Wenfeng. In the co-main event Tarik Khbabez and Roman Kryklia battle it out for the inaugural light heavyweight kickboxing belt. Also on the card Muay Thai star Yodsanklai Fairtex takes on Jamal Yusupov.
Also on Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is back to Brazil with UFC Fight Night 164 held at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. In the main event Jan Blachowicz and Ronaldo Souza do battle at light heavyweight. The co-main event is another encounter at light heavyweight Mauricio Rua and Paul Craig.
The event schedule for this coming Fight Weekend can be found below.
Bellator 234: Kharitonov vs. Vassell – Tel Aviv, Israel
El Chino Maidana vs. Acero Cali Press Conference – Buenos Aires, Argentina
UFC Fight Night 164: Blachowicz vs. Jacare – Sao Pailo, Brazil
Age of Dragons: Ennahachi vs. Wenfeng – Beijing, China