The second half of a midweek MMA doubleheader takes place in Anchorage, AK this Wednesday night.
Alaska Fighting Championships returns to UFC Fight Pass for Alaska Fighting Championships 146.
The card will stream to the platform late night Wednesday (early Thursday) on Fight Pass. Showtime is midnight EDT, 9 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. local time in Alaska.)
AFC 146 will emanate from the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. It is also the first AFC event without Kevin Avellar on commentary as he left following last month’s AFC 145:
Sad day for our @AlaskaFighting family last night… been calling the fights with @kevin_avellar for the past 8 years and last night was his last event!! We are gonna miss you buddy!! Won’t be the same without you! #AFC145 #AlaskaFC145 #alaskafighting #mmafamily pic.twitter.com/I0RCRIoDMI
— Giovanni DeVera (@907Giovanni) February 14, 2019
In total, AFC 146 will feature eight MMA contests. Highlighting the Wednesday show is a Lightweight main event, matching 16-9 Mike Plazola against 10-5 Jarel Askew.
No belt is at stake in this main event contest. Therefore, the fight is a maximum of three rounds at five minutes per round.
Contender Comparison: Heading into the Wednesday night main event, Jarel Askew stands at 6-foot-2, compared to Mike Plazola’s 5-foot-8 frame.
Plazola enters this fight having posted a 2-3 mark in his last five mixed martial arts appearances. At present, he is on a two-match winning streak and has had two scheduled fights canceled since his last appearance.
Most recently, Plazola scored a second-round submission victory via rear naked choke against Cody Rice during AFC 141’s co-main event last September 19 on UFC Fight Pass.
In the other corner, Jarel Askew has likewise gone 2-3 in his last five MMA fights, and enters this week’s headliner looking to avenge a defeat from last time out against Zane Kamaka (first-round knockout via punches) in Destiny MMA in August of 2017.
Askew has not won since AFC 129 on Feb. 15, 2017 against Charlie Johnson (second-round knockout.)
As was the case with the earlier WXC preview, no reach information was accessible on Tapology.
Prediction: Jarel Askew by decision.
Other fights on this Wednesday’s card include:
Chris Johnson (3-7) vs. Enoka Sautia (3-0) [Heavyweight, co-main event]
Jeremiah Sierra (first pro appearance) vs. Preston Micheletto (2-0) [Featherweight]
Daniel Christensen (first pro appearance) vs. Cody Rice (13-13) [Welterweight]
Bear Rogers (first pro appearance) vs. Aaron Phillips (2-1) [Light Heavyweight]
Benjamin Boss (first pro appearance) vs. Chance Staggs (2-0) [Featherweight]
Wilson Edwards (first pro appearance) vs. Charlie Gallant (0-2) [Heavyweight]
Nick O’Donnell (first pro appearance) vs. Les Morgan (0-2) [Welterweight]
AFC 146 at a Glance:
Card: Wednesday, midnight EDT (early Thursday), 9 p.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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