The O2 Arena
London, England, Not-America
There’s a series of fights scheduled for this weekend and not just down at the local watering hole where all the guys trip over themselves to prove how manly they are because Cheryl is off the rag and drinking heavily. Nope, there are fights from London, a city in England, a country that recently said we aren’t part of Europe.
Look, London is close enough to Ireland for my purposes. Actually, I don’t give a flying fuck about St. Patrick’s Day and neither should you. I also thought this show was last weekend so I wouldn’t listen to me too much. Or I’d only listen to me. One of those.
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
Hopefully Volkov wins so we can have more blood in the heavyweight pool. He once lost to Cheick Kongo so let’s not hold out hope, eh?
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz
These two have fought before, bet you didn’t remember that, did you? Imagine thinking this needed to happen again.
Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware
I like pronouncing Duquesnoy: Doo Kane Wah. (Does anyone in the world know how to read phonetic pronunciations in dictionaries?)
Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
I feel like Sobotta has been around forever.
He had his first UFC fight in 2009. Then took a few years off. Still, that’s a long time ago.
Middleweight John Phillips vs. Charles Byrd
No clue who they are.
Welterweight Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp
Welterweight Jack Marshman vs. Brad Scott
28 years old, 2-2 in the UFC while facing dudes from the Euro circuit: it ain’t gonna happen, Jack.
Featherweight Danny Henry vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Dawodu is undefeated at 7-0-1, so that means he might be good.
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev
No idea who Magomed is but with that name you know he’s going to be tough as sun-dried leather.
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
Godbeer is good because of a great name. Dmitriy has a name so difficult to spell that I had to cut and paste it just to ensure I got it right.
Lightweight Alex Reyes vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Nasrat Haqparast sounds like someone who guided Dr. Strange on his mystical journey.
Lightweight Kajan Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
Suckas gots to watch.