MMA & Muay Thai Fights schedule

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This memorable photo of the legendary Nogueira brothers with their MMA class was taken at the Black House Team Nogueira Gym when it was located across the street from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Photo: J. Wyatt

MMA and Muay Thai schedules are updated on a regular basis with an emphasis given to events involving local fighters and local gyms plus any show or event held within the confines of both San Diego and Imperial County.



Date: Saturday, December 9

At: Fresno, Calif.                                  Cub Swanson versus Brian Ortega

Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara

At: Nelson Mandela Forum – Florence, Italy

Date: December 8, 9, 10

At: Mandela Auditorium, Florence, Italy


Date: Saturday, December 9 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

GLORY’s year-end show, to be broadcast live from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, December 9. In a year slated to feature a record number of shows, the highly anticipated return to the New York market, plus an inaugural event in mainland China, the global kickboxing leader will cap off their 2017 campaign with a four-bout Pay-Per-View event headlined by heavyweight champion Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (51-10, 14 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) going up against the No. 2-ranked Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (32-5, 26 KO, who fights out of the Netherlands. Standing 6’9″ and weighing nearly 300 pounds, the Moroccan-Belgian knockout artist Ben Saddik made his professional debut opposite Verhoeven, defeating the future champion – 21 years old at the time – by TKO.

Since their first meeting, Verhoeven has become a larger-than-life figure, establishing himself as the undisputed heavyweight champ and one of the most accomplished kickboxers of all time. His run of dominance inside the GLORY ring includes a 13-fight winning streak and five title defenses against the world’s best.

Former welterweight champ Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (90-13, 46 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands), on the mend after suffering a leg injury that forced him from the GLORY 45 Amsterdam card, has been added, meeting an opponent to be named later.

GLORY: REDEMPTION will be preceded by five-fight cards for both GLORY 49 SuperFight Series and GLORY 49 Rotterdam. GLORY 49 SuperFight Series will be headlined by top-10 heavyweights, as hard-hitting Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (39-7-1, 18 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) takes on Curaçaoan-Dutch striker D’Angelo Marshall (16-2, 8 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).

GLORY 49 Rotterdam will be broadcast prior to the GLORY 49 SuperFight Series which is slated to feature a welterweight world title fight, plus a one-night, four-man lightweight tournament, and a lightweight bout between Armenian-Belgian Marat Grigorian (51-10-2, 32 KOs) of the Netherlands vs Angola’s Christian “Bad News” Baya (59-5-1, 34 KOs) fighting out of the Netherlands. Additional bouts to be announced.

Date: December 15

Date: Saturday, December 16

From the Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Canada – live on Fox Sports

UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Dos Anjos

At: Gray, Tennessee

At: Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Ctr., Ontario, Calif.

King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts event

Date: Saturday, December 30 – Live on Pay-Per-View

At: Las Vegas, Nevada

 UFC 219 Cyborg vs Holm


Date: January 14, 2018 

At: Scottrade Center, St. Loius, Missouri 

UFC Fight Night to be announced

Date: January 20, 2018

At: The Forum, Los Angeles, California

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

At: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts

UFC 220 Live on Pay-Per-View

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

UFC Fight Night 

At: the Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina


Date: February 3

UFC Fight Night 

Live on Fox Sports 1 from the Mangueirinho Arena, Belem, Brazil

Date: Saturday, February 10

At: Perth Arena, Perth, Australia 

UFC 221 Live on Pay-Per-View

Date: February 16

At: UIC Pavillion on the University of Illinois campus, Chicago, Illinois

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

At: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas

UFC Fight Night: Live on Fox Sports 1

Date: Saturday, February 24

At: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

UFC Fight Night: Live on Fox Sports 1

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