Every Thursday, The MMA Corner takes a look at the upcoming weekend’s schedule of small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans as well as consensus-ranked fighters. Here’s what’s going down between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25:

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World Ultimate Full Contact: Best from the Best (Mahachkala, Russia; Dec. 24)

Fresh off his heavyweight title defense at “King of the Cage: Magnaflow” on Dec. 15, Bellator and ShoXC veteran Tony Lopez (27-8) heads to Russia to vie for the WUFC world heavyweight title against Shamil Abdurahimov (12-1)…The event airs live via pay-per-view at GoFightLive.

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Dec. 23
King Combat 2 (Macapa, Amapa, Brazil)

Iliarde Santos (22-6-1) locks horns with Fabricio Guerreiro (12-1).

Dec. 25
Other Events

Zst: Swat! 45 (Tokyo)

Photo: Tony Lopez (L) battles Esteves Jones at KOTC: Magnaflow (Adrian Gallegos/mmaprime.tv)

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