Pat Miletich and Tim Means. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source- Credit: Andy Hemingway

The first UFC pay per view of the year is upon us and so are some good regional shows. So with that here we go around the world of MMA:

LFC 27 – LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 27

Texas based Legacy FC opens the new year at the Arena Theatre in Houston on Friday January 31st with a show broadcast on AXS TV:

Tim Means vs Artenas ‘The Machine Gun’ Young
Henry Cejudo vs Elias ‘Smash’ Garcia
Larry ‘Tae Kwon’ Crowe vs Terrance Ferguson
Alex Black vs Charles Cheeks III
Domingo ‘El Nino’ Pilarte vs Caio Machado
Steven Rodriguez vs Kamarudeen ‘Marty’ Usman
Rashid ‘The Black Spartan’ Abdullah vs Charlie Ontiveros
James Gonzalez vs Jeremy Mahon
Trevin Giles vs Angelus Raymond McFarlane
Jason Felton vs Aaron Reeves
John Gorrell vs John Hayden

UCMMA 38 – ULTIMATE CHALLENGE MMA 38

The British based Ultimate Challenge MMA starts out it’s year with a show at the Troxy in London, England this Saturday February 1st:

Richard Griffin vs Charlie Leary
Arvydas Juska vs Catalin Zmarandescu
Vinny Baldwin vs Luiz Henrique Tosta
Maksym Matus vs Chase ‘Illmatic’ Morton
Miroslav ‘The Machine’ Stoykov vs Michael Beaumont
Kester ‘Kes’ Mamba vs Warren de Reuck
Cilas Matos vs Alfie Davies
Charlie Gosden vs Dominic Wooding

PANCRASE – 256

The longtime Japanese promotion opens the new year with a show at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday February 2, 2014:

Shintaro Ishiwatari vs Yo ‘The Guillotine’ Saito
Andy Main vs Akira Okada
Yuki Kondo vs Toshikazu ‘Kazz’ Suzuki
Yusuke ‘Bancho’ Kawanago vs Hiroyuki ‘Hulk’ Oshiro
Takafumi Ito vs Akihito Hara
Yasutaka Koga vs Tatsuya So
Takuya Eizumi vs Toshio Mitani
Hiroki ‘AB’ Aoki vs Keigo ‘Chris Man’ Hirayama
Masakazu Utsugi vs Yusei Shimokawa
Juntaro Ami vs Yutaka Kobayashi
Hiroshi Tomita vs Daiki Gojima
Satoshi Inaba vs Hidekazu ‘Aniki’ Asakura
Yuya ‘Cider’ Kaneuchi vs Teppei ‘Bull’ Masuda
Genpei Hayashi vs Junya Nishikawa
Toshihiro ‘Rider Hiro’ Shimizu vs Kodai Murata
Yusuke Ogikubo vs Yu Kuwabara
Chiaki Wakana vs Ryo Iseki
Katsuhiro Sakanaka vs Akihisa Fukuyama
Kota Kondo vs Takayuki Ijima

JF – JUNGLE FIGHT 65

The Brazilian based Jungle Fights holds an event on ESPN 3 at the Madre de Deus in Bahia, Brazil this coming Sunday February 2nd:

Tiago dos Santos E Silva vs Ary Santos
Junior Orgulho vs Michel ‘Demolidor’ Pereira
Renato Velame vs Nildo ‘Katchal’ Nascimento
Lucio ‘Curado’ Abreu vs Alexandre Cidade
Kleber Raimundo Silva vs Wendres Carlos ‘Godzilla’ da Silva
Rodrigo Souza vs Elizeu ‘Capoeira’ Zaleski dos Santos
Leonardo ‘Caveira’ Laiola vs Luciano Benicio
Fabricio Jonas da Silva Martins vs Alexandro Santos
Lantyer ‘Mao de Pedra’ Ribeiro vs Italo Araujo

Going to watch one of these fights despite issues like the Superbowl reschedule and UFC shifting as a possibility? Leave a comment!