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Video: BE’s Eddie Mercado makes pro MMA debut, live stream and discussion

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Watch BE’s Eddie Mercado compete at SFL 42.

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Bloody Elbow’s Eddie Mercado makes his professional MMA debut tonight at SFL 42, in Norfolk, Virginia. The match will be three, five-minute rounds at middleweight, with the writer facing a fellow pro-MMA debutant Will Holtzclaw.

The event will be streamed at starting at 6 p.m. ET, and you can join us to support our BE friend and colleague.

Prior to the event, you can also watch Eddie’s video series “Keyboard to the Cage” focusing on his journey. The latest episode is embedded on the top of this page, and you can check out the previous ones here.

The current SFL 42 fight card is as follows:

Main card: (Pro)

Mitch Aguiar vs. Mumia Abu Deyali: Welterweight

Kedrick Harris vs. Kaine Tomlinson Sr: Welterweight

Thomas Blair vs. Elias Briley: Featherweight

Alan Stephenson vs. Sam Eure: 165 pounds

Ryan Parker vs. Ricky Thompson: 190 pounds

Eddie Mercado vs. William Holtzclaw: Middleweight

Prelims: (Amateur)

Evan Stephens vs. Zion Tomlinson: Light Heavyweight title

Pierre Ba vs. Matt Hicks: Bantamweight title

Adrian Soto-Perez vs. Joseph Huggins: Lightweight title

Justin Spyres vs. Brandon Eldridge: Welterweight title

Alistair Patterson vs. Jeffrey Summers: Lightweight

Manny Fernandez vs. Emanuel Thompson: Featherweight

Seldon Wright vs. Conor Mosby: Welterweight

Kaine Tomlinson Jr vs. Kyle Hall: Welterweight