Before we get to Alaska Fighting 155, two notes:
Daniel Pineda, who is currently scheduled to face defending PFL Featherweight champion Lance Palmer in the PFL Championship card on New Year’s Eve in New York City, is set to appeal a failed drug test on Dec. 18.
Should Pineda be unable to compete, Alex Gilpin will step in to fight Pineda on 13 days’ notice.
Secondly, CB Dollaway, who was released by the UFC after testing positive for steroids and banned two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), will fight in the Dec. 31 RIZIN Fighting Federation RIZIN 20 show for the promotion’s Light Heavyweight title vs. Jiri Prochazka.
RIZIN, a Japanese MMA organization, does not recognize bans issued by foreign agencies.
On to today’s topic:
This year, MMA fans don’t have to wait until Dec. 25 to get their Christmas gifts.
The MMA promotions are handing out early Christmas presents all month long.
On Saturday night, UFC 245, the UFC’s penultimate show for 2019, is highlighted by three championship fights on pay-per-view.
More on that later in the week.
Late night Wednesday, Alaska Fighting Championship returns live to UFC Fight Pass for its final event of the 2019 calendar year, AFC 155.
Coverage of the show begins at midnight EST, 9 p.m. PST on the streaming service.
AFC 155, like other AFC events, will originate from the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Highlighting the show is a main event in the AFC’s Middleweight division.
In the Wednesday night headliner, Jason Flowers (1-3) will fight Aaron Phillips (4-1).
Flowers moves up to the Middleweight class from the AFC’s Welterweight division for this contest, while Phillips moves down from the Light Heavyweight division.
Heading into the main event this week, Jason Flowers is the taller contestant, standing 6-foot-2, two inches taller than Aaron Phillips at six feet even.
Flowers enters this Wednesday night’s contest aiming to pick up his second career victory and hopes to build on his win against Bear Rogers (first-round submission, guillotine choke) on July 17 in AFC 150 on UFC Fight Pass.
In the other corner, Aaron Phillips comes into this main event on a two-fight winning streak, having won most recently against Jesse Hull during that same AFC 150 card on July 17 (third-round submission, rear-naked choke) on UFC Fight Pass.
Ordinarily, at this point in the article, we’d mention who has the reach advantage in the tale of the tape as per Tapology, but the information is inaccessible for both fighters in this main event.
Prediction: Aaron Phillips by first-round knockout.
For a complete look at Wednesday night’s card, please access:
AFC 155 at a Glance:
Card: Wednesday (early Thursday), midnight EST, 9 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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