What a week, eh? Not that the entire thing went up in smoke, but it was certainly an annoying, tedious thing to cover to say nothing of the fact that two of the premier light heavyweights in the sport lost the chance to face one another. UFC on Fuel TV 9 will still go forward and there's plenty to salvage, but what a bizarre, clumsy unfolding of events.
Still, in addition to the UFC still keeping the event going, Bellator is arguably putting on their best televised card ever. For folks who don't watch Bellator, my favorite tournament competitor perhaps ever - 'Frodo' Khasbulaev - is facing Mike Richman for a chance to face the winner of Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev, a bout also taking place at Thursday's Bellator 95. What's sensational about Khasbulaev vs. Richman and Curran vs. Shamhalaev is that no matter who wins, every possible permutation is good.
Last, but certainly not least, Invicta returns on Friday with a sensational atomweight bout as well and Cyborg Santos in her first fight since her suspension.
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