Combat sports aplenty this weekend:
The first weekend of fall has plenty of combat sports for your viewing pleasure—as between Wednesday night and Saturday—there are 10 cards that we’ll be keeping an eye on for you—including a double pay-per-view from Showtime.
That’s right, we said 10 combat sports cards between Premier Boxing Champions (including that double pay-per-view from Showtime) and the UFC.
It all begins Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes for FS1 PBC Fight Night.
Much like the FOX PBC Fight Night that took place over the Labor Day holiday weekend, this card emanates from Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Bravo vs. Gallegos:
Highlighting the Wednesday night card is a 10-round non-title main event in the Lightweight division as Nestor Bravo (18-0, 13 knockouts) will fight Jose Luis Gallegos (19-8, 14 knockouts) to close the show.
Heading into Wednesday night’s main event of the evening, Nestor Bravo is the taller combatant at 5-foot-9, compared to Jose Luis Gallegos at 5-foot-8.
How they got here:
Nestor Bravo has yet to lose in his professional career.
Last time out, he scored a first-round TKO against Rodolfo Puente in November of last year in Puerto Rico.
In the other corner, Jose Luis Gallegos, who has gone 3-2 in his last five boxing matches, defeated Ricky Lopez by unanimous decision back in January from Philadelphia on FOX Sports after eight rounds.
The Tale of the Tape:
Jose Luis Gallegos has a 64-inch reach, with no such information accessible for Nestor Bravo heading into this fight.
Prediction: Nestor Bravo by unanimous decision.
Other fights on Wednesday night’s main card include:
Co-Main Event: Ranfis Encarnacion (17-0, 13 knockouts) vs. Vic Pasillas (15-0, eight knockouts) [Featherweight- 10 rounds at three minutes per round]
Maidel Sando (9-0, seven knockouts) vs. Genc Pllana (8-1-1, four knockouts) [Super-Middleweight, eight rounds at three minutes per round]
Viktor Slavinskyi (11-0-1, six knockouts) vs. Clay Burns (9-2-2, four knockouts) [Featherweight- six rounds at three minutes per round]