No UFC Fight Night this weekend? No problem. No Bellator MMA card this weekend? No problem there, either.

Even though Bellator and the UFC are dark this coming weekend, there’s still plenty of MMA to talk about and plenty of fights to watch.

Friday night, the Super Bowl weekend begins on UFC Fight Pass with a twin-bill of MMA shows.

The action begins at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST from Pembroke Pines, FL’s Charles F. Dodge City Center for M-1 Global’s Road to M-1 USA 4, continuing at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST with LFA 81 from Costa Mesa, CA. More on LFA 81 later on this week.

Road to M-1 USA 4 features five mixed martial arts contests in the Sunshine State, headlined by a three-round main event in the M-1 Global Welterweight division.

In the main event on Friday night, Michael Lombardo (9-2, 1 NC) will battle Jose Caceres (15-9, 1 NC).

Contender Comparison

Heading into the Friday night headliner, Jose Caceres is the taller fighter at 6-foot-2, two inches taller than Michael Lombardo’s frame at six feet even.

Michael Lombardo has posted a record of 3-1 with one no-contest in his last five MMA appearances, most recently fighting to a no-contest vs. Hugh Pulley back in November during Combat Quest 5 in that card’s main event.

In the other corner, Jose Caceres has posted a record of 2-2 with one no-contest in his last five contests, most recently defeating Jason Norwood by unanimous decision on Nov. 9 in Combate Americas’ Combate 49 in San Antonio.

The Tale of the Tape

Tapology shows that Jose Caceres has a two-inch reach advantage (74 inches to 72 inches) heading into the Friday night main event.

Prediction: Michael Lombardo by decision.

Four other fights make up Friday night’s card

John Michael Escoboza (1-2) vs. Kendly St. Louis (2-2) [Welterweight, co-main event]

Michael Rodriguez (3-0) vs. Carlos Espinosa (3-3) [Featherweight]

Walter Gomez (1-1) vs. Kenny Porter (3-2) [Bantamweight]

Sal Gurriero (first pro appearance) vs. Ray Paige (1-2) [Bantamweight]

Road to M-1 USA 4 at a Glance

Card: 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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Content Creator at Armchair MMA , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC.
My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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