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Combat Press Mid-Week Report – Sept. 16, 2014

Eric Reinert Staff Writer
Welcome, once more, to the Combat Press Mid-Week Report!This week, staff writers Eric Reinert and Riley Kontek will recap the action from UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 and preview this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event, as well as provide some analysis from last week’s debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned.

Where can Andrei Arlovski expect to find himself among the UFC’s heavyweights after his convincing win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in Brazil, and can he advance further in the division? How about whichever of the two headlining big men emerges victorious from this weekend’s Fight Night card? How did the first episode of TUF 20 compare to our expectations, and can the UFC find a way to boost the show’s ratings?

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


UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson kicks off Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET (yes, you read that correctly) with six preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. The night’s six main-card fights follow on UFC Fight Pass at 3 a.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.