Welcome, once more, to the Combat Press Mid-Week Report! After a week off, staff writers Eric Reinert and Riley Kontek will recap the action from UFC 178 and preview this weekend’s two UFC Fight Night events (and a little about the Battlegrounds MMA one-night tournament taking place Friday as well).

Can anyone legitimately challenge Demetrious Johnson at 125 pounds? Where should Conor McGregor expect to find himself in the featherweight title picture after his win on Saturday?

Can Rory MacDonald once again fight his way into title contention by defeating Tarec Saffiedine in front of a friendly Canadian crowd this weekend?

We’ll answer these questions and much more on this episode of the Combat Press Mid-Week Report!

UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story kicks off Saturday at 12:10 p.m. ET with seven preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight main card follows on UFC Fight Pass at 3 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with two preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional prelims follow on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card airing live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET.

Tune in every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET for the Combat Press Mid-Week Report. Each week’s video will provide recaps of recent MMA events, previews of upcoming fights, lively discussion of the week’s most noteworthy news items and much more! Have a question or comment for the team? Send us a tweet @CombatPress.

About The Author

Eric Reinert
Staff Writer

Eric Reinert has been writing about MMA since 2010. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner. Outside the world of caged combat, Eric has spent time as a news reporter, speechwriter, campaign strategist, tech support manager, landscaper and janitor. He lives in Portland, Ore.

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