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It’s the first downtime week in the UFC for a while and as a result there’s actually quite a bit going on in regional MMA. With that here we go:

TPF 18 – TACHI PALACE FIGHTS 18

The Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino holds their 18th in promotion show in Lemoore, California this Thursday February 6 on Sherdog:

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP POPPIES MARTINEZ VS. CHRIS CULLEY
BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP JOE SOTO VS. JEREMIAH LABIANO
FEATHERWEIGHTS JUSTIN SMITLEY VS. AARON WETHERSPOON
BANTAMWEIGHTS CAIN CARIZOSA VS. JOHN REEDY
MIDDLEWEIGHTS MICKEY MARTINEZ VS. William Johnson
HEAVYWEIGHTS MANUEL QUEZADA VS. JACK MAY
FLYWEIGHTS LUIS GONZALEZ VS. ROBERT ESCALANTE
FLYWEIGHTS BENNY VINSON VS. ALEX SANDOVAL
FLYWEIGHTS ALEX PEREZ VS. ELOY GARZA
BANTAMWEIGHTS ALEX ROJAS VS. THOMAS VASQUEZ

LION FIGHT 13

The Muai Thai promotion Lion Fights holds their 13th event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday February 7 broadcast on AXS TV:

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP VAN SOEST vs. REECE
KEVIN ROSS vs. MATT EMBREE 2
COKE CHUNHAWAT vs. RAMI IBRAHIM 2
NICK CHASTEEN vs. JONATHAN DEL ROSARIO
JOSH SHEPARD vs. DANIEL KIM
JASON ANDRADA vs. ANDY SINGH

XFCi I: Brazil

Florida based XFC opens their international series in Sao Paulo, Brazil this coming Saturday February 8 broadcast online on REDE TV:

Main Event Lightweight Division: Clay French vs. Thiago Minu
Featherweight Division: Marcelo Rojo vs. Fernando Vieira
Lightweight 155 lbs. Jonathan Ortega vs. Glaucio Eliziario
Lightweight 155 lbs. Daniel Salas vs. Gilson Lomanto
Women’s Flyweight Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Bianca Daimoni
Lightweight 155 lbs. Giovanni Arroyo vs. Natan Schulte
Lightweight 155 lbs. Marcos Alderete vs. Alan dos Santos
Women’s Flyweight 125 lbs Mayerlin Rivas vs. Daiana Torquato
Lightweight 155 lbs. Thiago Moises vs. Alex Franco

ZST – ZST 39

Japanese based promotion ZST opens 2014 with a stacked show at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan this coming Sunday February 9:

Hiroyuki Ota vs Ryusuke Uchida
Kohei Kuraoka vs Ken Kawamura
Shooto Watanabe vs Takeshi Kashiwazaki
Takao Ueda vs Atsushi Tamura
Kengo Okubo vs Seio ‘Jouou’ Yamada
Yuichiro Yajima vs Ryo Hatta
Ryota Uozumi vs Seiichiro Ito
Toru Sakakibara vs Akinori Fujisawa
Daiki Miyamoto vs Hiroyuki Ai
Sen Nakadai vs Makoto Sasaki
Shinichi Taira vs Yu Fujimaki
Hiroki Takayama vs Tomomitsu Hinuma
Ike Chris vs Yoshinori Lamborghini
Hiroshi Kagaya vs Kazuki Date
Nobuyuki Kanaizuka vs Tomoyuki Manabe
Masanori Hirata vs Kazuki Date
Kei Tanigawa vs Shintaro Kubo
Hiroto Takeuchi vs Unknown Fighter
Yoichi Saito vs Masakazu Ikezaki
Katsuhiro Okita vs Takashi Masuda
Yuki Kawabata vs Satoru Date
Hideyuki Okudaira vs Akihiro Nakamura
Kaito Sakamaki vs Yoshinori Nukui
Hirofuyu Sekiguchi vs Naoki Ueda

Going to watch any of this weekend’s many regional fights going on? Feel free to leave a comment!