With RFA and TITAN FC both holding events on Friday August 22, 2014, and the UFC holding two events, UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 on Saturday August 30, 2014, you might not think that you have much to look forward to this week in MMA. If that is your line of thinking, you are wrong because there is plenty of MMA ahead for even the most fanatic. There are three events that you should be focused on for this week.

ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions

On August 29, 2014, ONE FC presents ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions. ONE FC 19 takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will be aired live via on-line pay per view. The event will start at 7:00 AM Eastern time and will feature three title fights, including former Bellator champion Ben Askren. The full fight card is listed below.

Shinya Aoki vs. Kamal Shalorus for lightweight title
Nobutatsu Suzuki vs. Ben Askren for welterweight title
Koji Oishi vs. Jadamba Narantungalag for featherweight title
Christian Holley vs. Roger Huerta
Cristiano Kaminishi vs. James McSweeney
Herbert Burns vs. Hiroshige Tanaka
Vaughn Donayre vs. Mohamad Walid
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Ali Yaakub
Ana Julaton vs. Ann Osman

Legacy FC 34: Hall vs. Souza

On August 29, 2014, Legacy FC presents Legacy FC 34: Hall vs. Souza. Legacy FC 34: Hall vs. Souza takes place at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi and will air live on AXS TV. The televised main card will begin at 10:00 PM Eastern time and will feature some of the sport’s top rising stars, including former Ultimate Fighter Winner Jonathan Brookins. The full fight card is listed below.

Brian Hall vs. Pedro Souza
Jonathan Brookins vs. Austin Lyons
Thomas Gifford vs. Wade Johnson
Joel Cooper vs. Grady Hurley
Cosmo Alexandre vs. Ben Brewer
Bobby Taylor vs. William Walker
Jason Aldridge vs. Jens Grau

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao 2

On August 30, 2014, the UFC will host UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao 2. UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 takes place live from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California and will air live on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 PM Eastern time, Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 PM Eastern time and pay per view at 10:00 PM Eastern time. The main card will feature TJ Dillashaw’s first title defense as he faces the man he took the title from. Dillashaw dismantled Barao in their first fight and wants to prove that his first victory was not a fluke. The full fight card is listed below.

Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao for bantamweight title
Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Ramsey Nijem
Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medeiros

FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
Henry Cejudo vs. Scott Jorgensen
Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts
Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto

UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET
Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade

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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.