“XFC 23: Louisville Slugfest” takes place this evening at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. and broadcasts LIVE on AXStv starting at 9 p.m. ET. The XFC 23 main event features two welterweights making their XFC debuts as highly experienced Brazilian Luis “Sapo” Santos (54-8-1) takes on TUF 13 and UFC vet Shamar Bailey (15-8).
The UFC on FOX 7 main event will feature the UFC lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. Henderson has proven he’s the number one lightweight fighter in the world, but this is the opportunity Melendez has been seeking since toiling in the shadows of Strikeforce against mediocre competition. Will Melendez prove himself on Saturday night?
A guest on Wednesday’s episode of MMA Tonight (102.5 FM Nashville), Daniel Cormier discussed his upcoming co-main event fight with Frank Mir taking place this Saturday at UFC on Fox 7. A 2004 Olympian, Cormier also shared his thoughts on wrestling being in danger of being dropped from the Olympics and how the UFC may be able to help. Hosts Darren McFarland and Chris Pappas also discussed the upcoming UFC 159 card and much more.