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Combat Press Mid-Week Report – Sept. 9, 2014

We move to a new night as we present the first Tuesday edition of the Combat Press Mid-Week Report!

This week, staff writers Eric Reinert and Riley Kontek will recap the highlights (and lowlights) of last weekend’s UFC, Invicta FC and Bellator MMA events, discuss a few of the fights coming up this weekend on Fight Pass as part of UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2, and preview the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will feature a cast of female strawweight fighters who will compete to become the UFC’s inaugural 115-pound champion.

Where does Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s win last Friday put him with respect to the UFC’s middleweight title picture? Which of the fighters from Invicta’s eighth event performed most notably? Is anyone talking about the fights from Bellator’s event, or just the debacle between Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz? Who are our early favorites to capture the UFC’s strawweight belt?


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

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 kicks off Saturday at 5:45 p.m. ET with five preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. The night’s six main-card fights follow on UFC Fight Pass at 8 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.