MMA & Muay Thai updated schedule

This memorable photo of the legendary Nogueira brothers with their MMA class was taken at the Black House Team Nogueira Gym on Miramar Road when it was located across the highway from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

MMA and Muay Thai schedules are updated on a regular basis with an emphasis given to events involving local fighters and local gyms plus any show or event held within the confines of either San Diego or Imperial County.



Date: April 28

At: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir

 Date: May 4

At: Viejas Casino & Resort

Date: May 12

At: SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.

Bellator #199 Heavyweight Grand Prix First Round

Date: May 12

At: Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

Date: May 12, Saturday

At: Rio de Janeiro

UFC 24 Nunes vs. Pennington

Date: May 12, Saturday

At: Zénith de Lille, France

Glory 53 Super Fight Series

“The Thai Terminator” Thongchai Sitsongpeenong (137-36, 46 KOs) fighting out of Thailand will headline GLORY 53 opposite local favorite Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (68-6-1, 39 KOs, fighting out of France). Thongchai, the No. 7-ranked welterweight, was last in action at GLORY 51 Rotterdam as part of the one-night welterweight contender tournament. Following a semifinal victory over Alan Scheinson, Thongchai advanced to the tournament final, where he dropped a decision to the man he is replacing, Eyevan Danenberg. Known as “Mister Cool,” Danenberg suffered an injury while training to face Doumbé, creating the opportunity for Thongchai to step in on short notice. Their updated six-fight card for GLORY 53 SuperFight Series is as follows:

Welterweight Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong

Middleweight No. 1 Contender Co-Headline Bout: Yousri Belgaroui vs. Jason Wilnis

Featherweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B

Welterweight Bout: Alan Scheinson vs. Mohammed Jaraya

Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout B: Serhii Adamchuk vs. Azize Hlali

Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Bout A: Victor Pinto vs. Buray Bozaryilmaz

GLORY 53 will stream live from Zénith de Lille on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Saturday, May 12.

Date: Friday, May 18

At the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, Calif.                                                                  At this time it looks like the ladies will rule at Epic Fighting 38

Epic Fighting has always wanted Jasmine “Tapout Queen” Pouncy (l) from Nubian MMA to compete in their cage and now for the first time, they’ll have her at Epic 38 vs. “The Attempted Killa” Miller. The young ladies will be fighting for the Epic Fighting Strawweight Title. Miller will be defending her undefeated record against her toughest opponent to date. With the majority of female opponents in San Diego avoiding Miller, the search for a worthy opponent had been extended to Los Angeles, where the “Tapout Queen” resides. After years of missing Epic Fighting events, Pouncy’s team finally relented and called for a 115 lb. match at Epic 38, no matter who the opponent. The timing couldn’t be better.

(photo collage of some of the participants in Epic Fighting’s May 18th show (l to r, top to bottom) Trevor Wells, Anita Hoehenleiter, Alexis Esquivel, Reena Norville, Djarvan Coleman, Jessica White, Tricia Straight, Matthew ShattleAshlee Coffey.

Question: Who is the real Ashlee Coffey from San Diego’s 10th Planet Ju-Jitsu and can her coach, Manolo Hurricane Hernandez, mold her into a champion? Often, women can be difficult to figure out, just like the play of light on a diamond’s multifaceted surface.

Another of the matches that everyone is looking forward to seeing is the Tina Pettigrew (left) from Catch 22 MMA facing Emily “The Warrior” Watson (right) from Modesto, Calif.

                         UFC Fight Night Usman vs Ponzinibbio 

Date: Saturday, May 19

Date: May 19

At: Intensity MMA, South San Diego, Calif.

Date: May 25

Date: Sunday, May 27

At: Liverpool, United Kingdom

UFC Fight Night Thompson vs Till

Date: June 2

Date: June 29

Locally at:  The Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif.

After defeating Rios, Tacket, Ruth, Middleton and Emily Ducote twice, Bellator has San Diego’s MacFarlane fighting Lara.

Date: Friday, June 1

At: Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

UFC Fight Night Rivera vs Moraes

UFC 225 Whittaker vs Romero II

Date: Saturday, June 9

At: Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

UFC 226 Miocic vs Cormier

Date: Saturday, July 7

At: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: July 14, 2018

At: Rome, Italy

   Bellator MMA Roma

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