A packed week of combat sports action gets going this Wednesday night in Anchorage, AK with AFC 156 from Alaska Fighting Championship.
Between Wednesday night and Saturday, there are four mixed martial arts events on the schedule, ranging from AFC to Bellator 238.
Make sure you have Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday marked on your calendars at home if you haven’t done that already.
Combate Americas had been scheduled to hold a Saturday event in San Juan, Puerto Rico but the promotion postponed that card on Jan. 14, citing recent earthquakes that have impacted the area.
All fighters on the canceled Combate show will be rebooked for future events.
As far as Wednesday night’s AFC 156 event is concerned, it’s a pretty light card this week with only three mixed martial arts contests in total from Alaska Airlines Arena in Anchorage.
Action from AFC 156 begins this Wednesday night (early Thursday morning) at midnight EST, 9 p.m. PST on UFC Fight Pass as the promotion begins its fifth year on the subscription-based streaming platform, having been on Fight Pass since 2016.
Highlighting AFC 156 this Wednesday is a Lightweight non-title main event.
In the headliner this week, Alonso Leisholmn (5-1) will meet Cody Rice (14-13) to close out the show.
(Note: Reach information for both fighters, as well as height information for Alonso Leisholm, were unavailable on Tapology heading into this Wednesday evening’s fight.)
Heading into the main event on Wednesday night, Cody Rice stands at six feet even.
Alonso Leisholm has gone 4-1 in his last five fights, most recently losing to Uros Medic (first-round knockout) last May during AFC 148 on UFC Fight Pass during the evening’s co-main event.
In the other corner, Cody Rice has posted a record of 3-2 in his last five Alaska Fighting Championships appearances.
Last time out, he scored a first-round knockout of Daniel Christensen last March during AFC 146 on UFC Fight Pass from Anchorage.
Prediction: Alonso Leisholmn by decision.
Two other fights make up the Wednesday night card:
Tristyn DeHart (4-1) vs. David Booker (5-5) [Lightweight, co-main event]
Chad Kumao’o-Malama (3-1-1) vs. Donovan Galbreath (1-0) [Middleweight]
If you’re going to be in the Anchorage area for AFC 156 and would like tickets to the event, access:
AFC 156 at a Glance:
Card: Wednesday (early Thursday), midnight EST, 9 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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