Thursday, February 25, 2010
A busy weekend looms for local MMA fans. Set the DVR to "stun" and catch Strikeforce Challengers on Showtime Friday night, where the world's number-one ranked 135-pound female fighter in Sarah Kaufman takes on number-three ranked Takayo Hashi for a championship belt. Meanwhile, Monte Cox's Adrenaline MMA returns to Atlantic City to team up with New Breed Fighters. This will be NBF's first pro MMA venture (they specialize in amateur fights), and though there are only six bouts on the card, big name fighters like Dante Rivera and Zach Makovsky make the event worthwhile. Fast forward to Saturday night in Atlantic City and you have another Aslyum Fight League installment, with James Funaro taking on Chris Wing as one of the multitude of match-ups. Then there's Sunday... *cough* underground show *cough*. Plus, Paul Rosner's memorial fight show takes place in Brooklyn on Sunday evening. That right there is a lot of MMA. Stay tuned for some furious liveblogging!