This past weekends events were just the calm before the storm that is next weekends schedule of major MMA fights. But that doesn't mean they're not just as important.
Legacy FC 45 took place Friday with a brand new main event due to the initial one being scrapped because of an injury. Despite the shift in the lineup, the fight card was phenomenal. Lightweight Derrick Adkins survived an early onslaught to defeat Jesse Chaffin with a d'arce choke at 2:56 of round 1. In another fight that ended in the first round, Featherweight Caio Rocha earned a KO (front kick) win over James Warren at 4:49. The main event saw Welterweight J.C. Cottrell win against Ed Cline Jr. via rear naked choke at 1:18 of round 1. The victory was Cottrell's fifth straight.
At Invicta FC 14, Flyweight Andrea "KGB" Lee returned to the win column with an armbar over Rachael Ostovich. The submission came at 4:58 of round 3. Flyweight favorite Roxanne Modafferi looked impressive with a TKO over Mariana Morais. Strawweight DeAnna Bennett remained undefeated with a unanimous decision over Katja Kankaanpaa. Finally, Bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger defeated Pannie Kianzad via TKO at 3:34 of round 2. The belt was however not on the line due to the fact that Kianzad missed weight.
A Middleweight contest between Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef will headline Bellator 146.
UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will star in a remake of the famous Patrick Swayze movie 'Road House'.
T.J. Dillashaw will next defend his UFC Bantamweight belt against Dominick Cruz at what is likely to be UFC Fight Night 81.
Bellator has secured the famous voice of announcer Lenne Hardt for this weekends Bellator 142: 'Dynamite' event.
Invicta FC 15 will be headlined by a Strawweight title fight between champion Livia Renata Souza and undefeated challenger Alexa Grasso. The event will also feature Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino fighting at a 140 pound catchweight. Her opponent is yet to be named.