It’s a light week in mixed martial arts this week of Thanksgiving with both the UFC and Bellator MMA dark this week.
The UFC will return one week from Saturday night in Washington, DC for UFC on ESPN 7, the last ESPN TV show for the UFC this calendar year.
Back to this week, a week that will see just a single MMA card this Wednesday night and the start of an all-new Thanksgiving tradition inside Crystal Gardens in Southgate, MI with Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting’s Warrior Wednesday 9 (a.k.a., WXC 84).
Trust me, what could be more exciting than Thursday morning’s big parade in New York City?
While your relatives go over the particulars regarding the holiday dinner, you can watch MMA.
Action begins on Thanksgiving Eve at 6:30 p.m. EST, 3:30 p.m. PST on the WXC Facebook page with the undercard.
Main card action will follow at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST on UFC Fight Pass.
There’s been an alteration to this Wednesday night’s main event.
Originally, the WXC 84 headliner was to have been a championship fight in the WXC Lightweight division between 11-2 Austin Tweedy and 8-0 Thai Clark, but Clark withdrew from the card.
Instead, Tweedy will now fight Chris Brown (4-1) in a catchweight bout at 165 lbs.
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Heading into Wednesday night’s catchweight main event, Chris Brown is the taller contestant at 5-foot-11, three inches taller than Austin Tweedy at 5-foot-8.
Tweedy has gone 4-1 in his last five fights, most recently scoring a first-round knockout of David Putvin during Warrior Wednesday 1 on Feb. 27 in the WXC’s UFC Fight Pass debut.
In the other corner. Brown has likewise gone 4-1 in his last five contests.
Last time out, he scored a second-round knockout against Yemi Oduwole during the July 12 LFA 71 card on AXS TV.
The Tale of the Tape:
Tapology shows that Chris Brown owns a six-inch reach advantage (74 inches to 68 inches) over Austin Tweedy heading into this main event on Wednesday night.
Prediction: Chris Brown by decision.
Other fights on Wednesday night’s professional card include:
Kalinn Williams (8-1) vs. Jeremie Holloway (10-3) [Welterweight, co-main event]
Abel Valdez (pro debut) vs. Jonathan Martin (1-0) [Heavyweight]
Marcus Maulding (6-10) vs. Carlton Little (7-7) [catchweight- 225 lbs.]
Ryan Hall (2-6) vs. Lawrence Bonds (2-2) [Heavyweight]
WXC Warrior Wednesday 9 at a Glance:
Prelims: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST. 3:30 p.m. PST, WXC Facebook page
Main Card: Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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