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Your Weekend in Combat Sports (September 16-18 +Top-100 Info)

For those of you interested in the Top-100, have no fear, I've been hard at work.  The website is almost finished once I add the four Strikeforce fights from last week, and I just finished a write-up on another assured Top-100 fight, Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann from UFC on Versus 3.

So no fear, gents, Top-100 is moving and moving fucking fast.  I'll have a post up this weekend about the site.

Friday September 16

12:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
1:00am    Ringside: Sugar Ray Leonard (ESPN Classic)
12:00pm    FILA Wrestling Championships (ESPN3)
12:15pm    Faceoff with Max Kellerman: Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
4:00pm    Shooto Brazil: Fight For B.O.P.E. (HDNet)
7:00pm    Aggression MMA 8: Unfinished Business (aggressionmma.com $9.99)
7:30pm    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
8:00pm    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
8:00pm    Frankie Gomez vs. Jason Davis (FSN)   
8:30pm    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
9:00pm    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
9:00pm    Shark Fights 18 (Fuel TV)
9:00pm    Inside MMA w/Pat Miletch, John McCarthy, Jon Jones (HDNet)
9:10pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
9:30pm    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz Overtime Live (HBO)
10:00pm    Shark Fights 18 (Fuel TV)
10:00pm    Starpower!: Mayweather vs. Ortiz (FSN)
10:00pm    Legacy Fighting Championship 8 (HDNet)
10:25pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
10:30pm    Hector Ferreyro vs. Seth Mitchell (FSN)
11:39pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)

Saturday September 17


12:00am    Faceoff with Max Kellerman: Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
12:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO2)
12:00am    Shark Fights 18 (Fuel TV)
12:30am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO2)
1:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO2)
1:00am    Shark Fights 18 (Fuel TV)
1:00am    Inside MMA w/Pat Miletch, John McCarthy, Jon Jones (HDNet)
1:30am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO2)
2:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz Overtime (HBO2)
2:00am    Legacy Fighting Championship 8 (HDNet)
5:00am    Inside MMA w/Pat Miletch, John McCarthy, Jon Jones (HDNet)
8:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
8:30am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
9:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
9:30am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
10:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz Overtime(HBO)
10:30am    Faceoff with Max Kellerman: Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
12:00pm    FILA Wrestling Championships (ESPN3)
1:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
2:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
3:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
4:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
4:00pm    Best of Dream (HDNet)
5:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
5:30pm    Inside MMA w/Pat Miletch, John McCarthy (HDNet)
6:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
7:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
7:00pm    Bellator 50 (MTV2)
8:00pm    UFC Unleashed (Spike TV)
9:00pm    UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger (Spike TV)
9:00pm    Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz (PPV $54.95)
10:00pm    Bellator 50 (MTV2)

Sunday September 18

2:00am    Shark Fights 18 (Fuel TV)
10:00am    24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz (HBO)
12:00pm    FILA Wrestling Championships (ESPN3)
8:00pm    Manuel Perez vs. Mercito Gesta (FSN)

 

Under the Radar: Names that aren't on American broadcasted shows this week.

Tyson Fury vs. Nicolai Firtha (September 17, Kings Hall, Belfast Northern Ireland)

Nick Gaston vs. Esteves Jones (KOTC: Apocalypse, September 17, Winstar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma)

Ryan Ford vs. David Hulett (Aggression MMA: Unfinished Business, September 16, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

Tim Hague vs. Vince Lucero (Aggression MMA: Unfinished Business, September 16, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

Alvin Robinson vs. Adam Lorenz (Aggression MMA: Unfinished Business, September 16, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

Nick Penner vs. Tim Chemelli (Aggression MMA: Unfinished Business, September 16, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

 

Best Viewing Options: A man whose football teams had just about the worst weekend you can conjur attemtps to distract you from ESPN highlights to a more fruitful pursuit.

1. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz: Yeah yeah yeah, Floyd, but FUCKING SAUL ALVAREZ!  We have the opportunity to watch a Mexican legend in Erik Morales and the next fantastic Mexican fighter in Saul Alvarez.  I've been watching Saul for a couple years and he is truly the brightest prospect in all combat sports.  Not Bones, not Rory, not Spong, Saul Alvarez.  "Canelo", the freckled-redheaded Mexican is the next breakout star in boxing.  As for Floyd, he finally has an opponent that can match his speed.  Ortiz's technique, heart, chin, and nerves are suspect, but one thing that thankfully won't happen is another Floyd-Mosley fight.  Ortiz will at least give Floyd a sweat.

2. UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger: I don't like Shields, but incredible respect and condolences for his loss and persevering.  Poor Ellenberger now is in a lose/lose fight.  What a shitty situation for both guys.  The only reason this isn't lower is because I'm a tremendous Alan Belcher fanboy, and you should be too.

3. Bellator 50:  I love Bellator, but I'm kind of disappointed in them this season.  There are middleweights out there for the taking.  Gerald Harris, Falcao, Marquardt, Tom Watson, Leites, Nakamura, Lindland, Khalidov, Hell probably even Ninja for the right price.  They chose to throw the same bodies in the tourney.  Bryan Baker, who I think has the best chance to beat Lombard, keeps being the Dan Hornbuckle of the Middleweight division and choking before he even gets his shot.

4. 24/7 Mayweather vs. Ortiz: HBO will be showing all the 24/7s in order multiple times.  You owe it to yourself to check them out.

5. Inside MMA: Like I say, Inside MMA is required watching, especially since this is their 200th show.

6. Aggression MMA 8: Pretty stacked card for a regional show.  Still, good planning on their part for a Friday event.  I may just pay my ten-spot to watch it.

7. FILA Wrestling Championship: Watch some freestyle wrestling and pinpoint some future stars.  Chael will hunt you down if you don't.

8. Legacy Fighting Championship 8:
Gah what a shitty card.  Spratt and Schambari are pretty entertaining, but ehhhh....

9. Manuel Perez vs. Mercito Gesta: Fox Sports wisely moves this to live on Sunday night.  It's a nice distraction from football or DVR-quality rare important live fight from FSN.

10. Shooto Brazil: Fight for B.O.P.E.: What else are you doing at 4 on a Friday besides hitting happy hour?  Watch possibly the most underrated man in Mixed Martial Arts, Glover Texiera.

 

BV Loses You Money:  A man that just had an abysmal fantasy week advises you how to invest your own moneys better than he did.

Last Weekend's Hangover:
If you put down $100 on each of my predictions last week, you'd have today:
$318
BV Lost You: $182!
On the Year: -$452

This Weekend:

Jake Ellenberger +150 Jake Shields

Saul Alvarez -1350 Alfonso Gomez

Mayweater-Ortiz Over 11.5 rounds -170

Alvarez-Gomez Over 8.5 rounds -135

Floyd Mayweather -700 Victor Ortiz

Lines courtesy of BetCris


Your YouTube Finale: Holy shit we went one week without a massive hockey tragedy!  In memorium of 9/11, here's the Budweiser commercial that's only aired twice ever.  The 2001 Super Bowl and last week.

Budweiser - Clydesdales 9/11/11 Tribute Ad (via hankr1976)


\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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