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UFC 180 vs. Bellator 131 vs. WSOF 15 on Saturday

Written by Tom Ngo
November 11th, 2014
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UFC Fabricio Werdum

It’s an MMA fan’s utopia. The game’s three biggest promotions will be hosting live events on the same day, at the same time.

One will be a pay-per-view broadcast, while the other two are of the $FREE.99 variety.

Although”UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt” costs $54.95, it contains the most significant scrap of all the events with an interim heavyweight title tilt between Fabricio Werdum (pictured) and Mark Hunt. “Bellator: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” features a guilty pleasure grudge match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.

“World Series of Fighting 15: Branch vs. Okami” will likely serve as Plan C for most despite the fact three titles will be on the line.

How is a fan to choose?

Well, DVR is the easy answer. But which show will be watched live?

Is seeing if Hunt can become a champion at the tender age of 40 worth your $55? The rest of the main card is decent, but certainly isn’t box office.

Bellator did a solid job of stacking their main card, which airs on Spike TV.

Here is what’s on deck this Saturday (A big BOO to the UFC and WSOF for not having their official lineups set four days before showtime):

UFC 180:

Preliminary Card:

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Gabriel Benitez vs. Humberto Brown

Marco Beltran vs. Marlon Vera

Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti

Jessica Eye vs. Leslie Smith

Alejandro Perez vs. Jose Quinonez – “TUF: Latin America” bantamweight final

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Edgar Garcia vs. Hector Urbina

Chris Heatherly vs. Augusto Montano

Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez

Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt (for UFC heavyweight interim title)

Bellator 131:

Preliminary Card:

(5thRound.com 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Ian Butler vs. Joao Faria

Rolando Perez vs. Mark Vorgeas

Andy Murad vs. Bubba Pugh

Matt Ramirez vs. Nick Garcia

Jordan Bailey vs. Alex Higley

Ron Henderson vs. Jonathan Santa Maria

AJ Matthews vs. Kyle Bolt

Main Card:

(Spike TV 9PM ET/PT)

Nam Phan vs. Mike Richman

Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Joe Vedepo

Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks (Bellator interim lightweight champion) (for vacant Bellator lightweight title)

Stephan Bonnar vs. Tito Ortiz

WSOF 15:

Preliminary Card:

(7PM ET/4PM PT)

Hector Ochoa vs. Robert Reed

Frederico Moncaio vs. Tony Way

Ryan Keenan vs. Jose Cortez

Anderson Hutchinson vs. Troy Gerhart

Maurice Salmon vs. David Mundell

Reggie Pena vs. Joe Johnson

Jorge Patino vs. Eric Reynolds

Main Card:

(NBC Sports 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Kalindra Faria vs. Jessica Aguilar (WSOF strawweight champion)

Melvin Guillard vs. Justin Gaethje (WSOF lightweight champion)

Yushin Okami vs. Dave Branch (WSOF middleweight champion)

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