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Combat Press Mid-Week Report – Oct. 21, 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of the Combat Press Mid-Week Report! In this episode, staff writers Eric Reinert and Riley Kontek will preview UFC 179 and Bellator 130 and recap some of the action from last weekend’s fights.

Can Chad Mendes actually get past Jose Aldo? Where will the winner of the Glover Teixeira/Phil Davis fight find himself with respect to the light heavyweight title picture? How would Bellator’s 205-pound champion Emanuel Newton stack up against the crop of well known UFC veterans Bellator has on its roster?

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


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.

Friday’s Bellator 130 event emanates from the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. The night’s prelims begin on at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 9 p.m. ET on Spike.

UFC 179 takes place Saturday from Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two preliminary card bouts kick off the card on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card kicking off at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.