Lots of good shit going on this weekend … unfortunately, you and I aren’t very likely to see most of it. But here’s what’s worth paying attention to in the world of actual MMA events.
Palace Fighting Championship
Why you should care: Brad Imes is replacing Justin Eilers against some poor bastard. Let’s see if Brad can push his gogoplata streak to three in a row.
Why you should care: MTL is Brazil’s version of the IFL, except it’s properly managed and not bleeding money like a decapitated hemophiliac. Murilo Bustamante’s team takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s team, which is interesting because Nogueira left Murilo’s BTT on bad terms.
Shooto: Back to Our Roots 6
Why you should care: Because Jordan Breen says you should! I dunno when and how you can watch this show, but know that Jor-Jor will be watching it with a heavy stock of tissues and lubricant. Japan’s top female fighter Megumi Fujii will be fighting, along with Joachim Hansen and Antonio Carvalho.
Hansen is a favorite to win unless his opponent shows up in rainbow tights, which is his Achilles heel apparently. Antonio Carvalho is the man because he trains hardcore fight bitch Roxy “Queen of Mean” Modafferi. Also, Takeshi Inoue is gonna try and prove he’s not washed up. If you’re into that kinda stuff it should be decent.
EliteXC : Renegade
Why you should care: Because this is the only show you’re likely to actually be able to watch this weekend. Nick Diaz and Kimbo Slice have been given relatively soft opponents, but at least Kimbo will be fighting someone who’s actually got some experience rather than a boxer who’s just cashing a paycheck.
Jake Shields vs Mike Pyle could be interesting. Mike Pyle thinks he’s a superstar so I guess we’ll see if he can back that shit up. Antonio Silva is on the card fresh from brain surgery to remove a pituitary tumor that caused him to be a freak. Finally, you know a card is pretty fucking good when Yves Edwards is at the bottom of your list. This card is made to showcase EliteXC fighters, and it should be pretty damn entertaining.