Anthony Johnson (blue glove tape) vs. Andrei Arlovski. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source- Credit: Dave Mandel

So this is the first weekend that is packed with regional and minor promotional shows. Enough said let’s go around the world of MMA:

MFC 39: No Remorse

Maximum Fighting Championships opens the year at the Northlands Expo Center in Alberta, Canada on January 17 at 10EST on AXS TV:

HW Title: Anthony Hamilton vs Darrill ‘The Boss’ Schoonover
LW Title: Kurt ‘The Hurt’ Southern vs Tom ‘Da Tank’ Gallicchio
Sean O’Connell vs Victor ‘The Matrix’ Valimaki
Jason ‘The Mover’ South vs Gilbert Smith
Mehdi Baghdad vs Sean Powers
Dan ‘Dirty’ Ring vs Andrew ‘Andrewconda’ McInnes

WSOF 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock

World Series of Fighting opens the new year with a fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida on January 18 on NBCSN:

Lightweight Championship: Justin Gaethje vs Richard Patishnock
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson vs Mike ‘MAK’ Kyle
Women’s SW Championship: Jessica ‘Jag’ Aguilar vs Alida Gray
Cody ‘Bam Bam’ Bollinger vs Tyson Nam
Jorge ‘Macaco’ Patino vs Luis ‘Baboon’ Palomino
Valdir ‘BBMonster’ Araujo vs Tyler ‘The Evolution’ Stinson
Derrick ‘Caveman’ Mehmen vs Scott ‘The Bear’ Barrett
Sidemar ‘Sideco’ Honorio vs Alexis ‘The Exorcist’ Vila
Freddy Assuncao vs Brenson Hansen
Jose ‘The Fresh Prince’ Caceres vs Anderson ‘Son’ Melo


Promotion GE Fights 15 holds a fight card outside Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in conjunction with motor cross on January 18:

Cruiser Weight – 230 pounds: Gerson Hernandez vs Preston Quam

Gladiator Challenge: “Kaboom”

Longtime promotion Gladiator Challenge opens the year at the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California on Saturday January 18, 2014:

120: Tyra “The Honey Badger” Parker v Kristi “Violencia” Lopez


Korean promotion Road Fighting Championships holds an event at the Grand Hilton Seoul Convention Center on Saturday January 18:

Riki Fukudavs Hee Seung Kim
A Sol Kwon vs Mostafa ‘Persian Mos’ Abdollahi
Yoon Jun Lee vs Won Gi Kim
Yong Jae Lee vs Doo Jae ‘Dragonball’ Jeong
Uh Jin Jeon vs Sang Il ‘Dynamite’ Ahn
Min Woo Kim vs Jung Gi Hong
Gwang Soo Park vs Kyu Hwa Kim
Dae Song ‘Crazy Dog’ Park vs Ho Tak Oh
Hyo Ryong Kim vs In Hang Jo
Myung Goo Yeo vs Kyung Gwan Ryu


The apparently Brazilian equivalent to Jewels and Invicta FC, Pink Fight holds an event at the WALDIR PEREIRA GYMNASIUM January 18:

Aline Serio vs Elaine ‘Pantera’ Albuquerque
Edilaine Oliveira vs Rayane ‘Fortinha’ Abreu
Amanda Lopes Torres vs Carla Ellen
Dayana Silva vs Evelin Gomes
Hellen ‘Paquita’ Bastos vs Priscila de Souza

Going to watch any of the opening 2014 regional fight cards this weekend? Leave a comment!