What a weekend we have ahead of us fight fans. After last week was driven by out of the cage news with Jon Jones entering rehab this weekend we get back to the fights.

All three major MMA organizations all have fight cards. Each promotion also has their own stage with Bellator taking place on Friday, World Series of Fighting on Saturday, and the UFC takes center stage on Sunday night. But, more importantly than the fact that we get three separate fight cards are that we don’t have to spend a dime with all three taking place on free television.

Let’s look forward to all three cards.


Scott Coker has been in charge for a while now, but last November’s Bonnar vs. Ortiz card was really pegged as the start of the Coker era. Friday night Scott Coker starts his first “season” as the Bellator frontman, but it will be different than seasons of the past. Instead of an event every week highlighting tournaments we will just get the best card the promotion has to offer once a month, with four extra supercards. This first fight card of 2015 is headlined by a stellar featherweight title fight between Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus.

Main Card

Patricio Freire vs. Daniel Straus-for featherweight title
Bubba Jenkins vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Houston Alexander vs. Virgil Zwicker
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Marius Zaromskis

Preliminary Card

Dustin Jacoby vs. John Salter
Hector Carrillo vs. Everett Cummings
Steve Kozola vs. Jonathan Rivera
Derek Anderson vs. Danny Navarro
Fabricio Guerreiro vs. Nick Piedmont
Fabian Gonzalez vs. Albert Morales
Luc Bondole vs. Chris Herrera

World Series of Fighting

Bellator is in California and the UFC is in Boston, so it is World Series of Fighting that has the fight capital of the world to themselves. Jake Shields and Brian Foster will face off in the first main event for WSOF in 2015. The winner of that bout will get the next welterweight title shot against Rousimar Palhares. Their partnership with NBC Sports continues with a five fight main card taking place on NBC Sports Network with the preliminary action on NBCSports.com

Main Card

Brian Foster vs. Jake Shields
Brian Cobb vs. Johnny Nunez
Brendan Kornberger vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Bryson Hansen vs. Rudy Morales
Adam Cella vs. Danny Davis Jr.

Preliminary Card

Gil Guardado vs. Sinjen Smith
Joe Condon vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
Soslan Abanokov vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Donavon Frelow vs. Taylor McCorriston
Jamie Point vs. Trey Williams


Since the UFC has partnered up with Fox Sports it hasn’t been uncommon to see some of the biggest cards tied to football. This Saturday’s card in Boston will be no different. The promotion will be heavy during the afternoon’s NFC championship game before the fight card kicks off that night on Fox Sports 1. In the main event Conor McGregor will fight for a title shot against Jose Aldo and in the co-main event Donald Cerrone already fights for the second time in 2015 when he faces Benson Henderson for the third time.

Main Card

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson
Uriah Hall vs. Ron Stallings
Norman Parke vs. Gleison Tibau

Preliminary Card

Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer
John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin
Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade
Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell
Johnny Case vs. Frankie Perez
Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano
Sean O’Connell vs. Matt Van Buren
Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez

What a slate of fights that is and the great part is we can watch every single one without interruption. Football season might be coming to an end, but MMA in 2015 is starting to heat up.