It was a quiet week for higher level MMA events but things are going to ramp up in a head to head war of events:

Reviews

Legacy Fighting Alliance 39: Heinisch vs. Checco

Legacy FA hosts an event at the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colorado on Friday, May 4th to be broadcast on AXS TV:

Middleweight Ian Heinisch def. Gabriel Checco KO (punches) 1 3:44
Middleweight Hayward Charles def. Christiano Frohlich Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Flyweight Brandon Royval def. Jerome Rivera TKO (referee stoppage) 1 0:40
Women’s Strawweight Maycee Barber def. Audrey Perkins TKO (punches) 3 2:54
Lightweight Austin Hubbard def. Harvey Park Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lbs) Ahmet Kayretli def. Turrell Galloway TKO (referee stoppage) 2 5:00
Featherweight Youssef Zalal def. Daniel Soto Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:38
Women’s Featherweight Carmen Sage def. Jesonna Ollis Submission (armbar) 2 2:04
Lightweight Chris Roybal def. Matthew Powers TKO (retirement) 1 3:00
Bantamweight Josiah Reyes def. Ryan Marcinkevich TKO (punches) 2 1:26

Invicta FC 29: Kaufman vs. Lehner

Invicta FC hosted an event at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, May 4 on UFC Fight Pass:

Bantamweight Sarah Kaufman def. Katharina Lehner Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:30
Catchweight (139.6 lbs) Pannie Kianzad def. Bianca Daimoni Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (126.3 lbs) Pearl Gonzalez def. Barbara Acioly Submission (armbar) 1 1:30
Bantamweight Marciea Allen def. Julia Avila TKO (injury) 1 0:49
Flyweight Liz Tracy def. Cheri Muraski Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Lisa Spangler def. Sarah Kleczka Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Macy Chiasson def. Allison Schmidt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Strawweight Helen Peralta def. Cheyanne Vlismas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

Previews

Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo

Bellator MMA hosts an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, May 12 on Paramount Network:

Heavyweight Ryan Bader vs. Muhammed Lawal
Welterweight Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo vs. Javy Ayala
Lightweight Adam Piccolotti vs. Carrington Banks
Featherweight Aaron Pico vs. Lee Morrison
Welterweight James Terry vs. Danasabe Mohammed
Middleweight Brandon Hester vs. Diego Herzog
Flyweight Mark Climaco vs. Daniel Oseguera
Lightweight Elias Anderson vs. Hyder Amil
Bantamweight Josh San Diego vs. Hohelin Hernandez
Welterweight Dominic Sumner vs. Tom Oswald
Bantamweight Khai Wu vs. Cass Bell
Flyweight Josh Paiva vs. Adam Antolin
Bantamweight Justin Tenedora vs. David Rivera-Cruz
Featherweight Ignacio Ortiz vs. Matt Aragoni
Middleweight Ahmed White vs. Deron Winn
Women’s Featherweight Janay Harding vs. Amber Leibrock
Lightweight J.J. Okanovich vs. Hugo Lujan
Featherweight Gaston Bolanos vs. Malcolm Hill

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

The UFC hosts an event at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, May 12th broadcast on PPV:

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Raquel Pennington
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Bantamweight John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. JĂșnior Albini
Lightweight Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland
Welterweight Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Middleweight Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. James Bochnovic