Here’s a list and brief preview of local events or locally relevant events coming up in November.
Lion Fights 12(Las Vegas, NV. Televised event)
Lion Fight Promotions is one of the top Muay Thai promotions in North America and one of the few with television contracts. This night will feature the crowning of the first Lion Fights welterweight champion as Muay Thai Legend Malaipet takes on Fabio Pinca of France. This night will also feature the professional debut of Arizona native Nick Chasteen of Tempe’s Best Muay Thai.
On the non-televised under card will be local fighters Jordan Weiland and Adrian Grotte. Weiland is a relative newcomer to Muay Thai, competing now for little more than a year but has quickly proven himself one of the top prospects in the country while Grotte is a highly successful fighter in the ranks of amateur Muay Thai, returning to the ring after an extended hiatus. This event will be live on AXS.TV at 7 pm local.
Bellator 106(Long Beach, CA. Televised event)
Bellator will present the long awaited and often talked about rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez. This event also features one of the key figures of Arizona MMA Joe Riggs in the final competition of Bellator’s reality competition Fight Master. Riggs has proven his resiliency time and time again and looks to earn a spot in Bellator’s welterweight tournament with a victory over Mike Bronzoulis. This event will be broadcast live on Spike TV at 7 PM local.
UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3( Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville, KY. Televised event)
The UFC will present another tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces with a night of fights headlined by Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal. On the online prelims will be Seth Baczynski, Baczynski had been on a roll since his return to the UFC in 2011, winning four straight. He has since lost two straight fights and now looks to stave off the dreaded third straight loss in the UFC at the hands of Neil Magny. This event will be broadcast on multiple platforms, online under cards begin at 1 PM. Main card airs on Fox Sports 1 at 5 PM local.