ONE Championship held its second event in a week with ONE Championship 38. Lightweight Eduard Folayang got past Tetsuya Yamada for a unanimous decision win. The main event saw Ev Ting dominate Eric Kelley in a Lightweight contest. Ting won via guillotine choke at 1:58 of round 3.
Bellator kicked off their 2016, which is sure to bring fireworks, with Bellator 148. Lightweight Patricky "Pitbull" Freire continued his up and down Bellator career with a vicious KO of Ryan Couture that came at 3:00 of round 1. Welterweight Paul Bradley snapped Chris Honeycutt's unblemished record with a TKO win at just :40 of the opening round. In the main event, flashy Welterweight Paul "Semtex" Daley took out Andy Uhrich via KO at 2:00 of round 1.
At UFC on FOX 18 Lightweight Sage Northcutt moved up to Welterweight but lost to last minute replacement Bryan Barberena by way of arm triangle at 3:06 of round 2. Bantamweight prospect Jimmie Rivera looked impressive in his unanimous decision win against seasoned veteran Iuri Alcantara. Heavyweight Ben Rothwell continued his win streak with a slick guillotine of Josh Barnett. The submission came at 3:48 of round 2. Finally, Light Heavyweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson defeated Ryan "Darth" Bader via TKO at 1:26 of round 1.
With the multiple injuries resulting in fighters pulling out, UFC 196 has shifted from a pay-per-view to airing on Fox Sports 1.
Former UFC Middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen will be a contestant on next seasons Celebrity Apprentice.
Titan FC 37 has been scheduled for March 4 and will feature three title fights. Champion Tim Elliot will defend his Flyweight belt against Pedro Nobre, Featherweight title holder Andre Harrison welcomes title challenger Steven Silver and Brett Johns will face off against Ricky Simon for the vacant Bantamweight strap. The fights will air on UFC Fight Pass.