Midweek mixed martial arts. It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it?
While a midweek MMA show doesn’t happen too often, that’s just what UFC Fight Pass is offering up this Wednesday evening.
Michigan-based MMA promotion Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting makes its Fight Pass debut this week with WXC 76 (a.k.a. WXC: Warrior Wednesday 1.)
All told, seven MMA fights will be contested in Southgate, Mich. at Crystal Gardens. Main card action begins at 8 p.m. EST/5 PST.
WXC will hold Warrior Wednesday events on the final Wednesday of the month going forward.
Highlighting the inaugural Warrior Wednesday show is a Lightweight battle matching 10-2 Austin Tweedy (an alum of the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on Fight Pass) with 9-2 David Putvin for the championship.
Entering this Wednesday’s headliner, David Putvin is the taller contestant, standing 6-foot-1, compared to Tweedy’s 5-foot-8.
Putvin has posted a 3-2 record in his last five MMA appearances, winning last time out against Manny Muro on Feb. 3 last year in Sugar Creek Showdown 34 (first-round KO, punches).
In the other corner, Tweedy has posted a 4-1 record in his last five fights. Contender Series viewers will know his most recent result was a first-round knockout loss (punches) at the hands of Te Edwards during the June 26 episode of the program.
The Tale of the Tape: According to Tapology, Austin Tweedy has a 68-inch reach coming into this Wednesday’s main event, but no reach information was available for David Putvin on Tapology.
Prediction: Austin Tweedy by first-round knockout.
These other professional fights are on this Wednesday evening’s main card:
Pipe Vargas (6-1) vs. Saidyokub Kakharamonov (6-1) [Bantamweight, co-main event]
Adam King (5-2) vs. Jose Johnson (7-5) [Featherweight]
Thomas Martin (1-0) vs. Juancamilo Ronderos (first appearance) [Flyweight]
Amateur fights: (maximum length of three rounds at three minutes per round)
Latavious Harris (6-2) vs. Darnell White, Jr. (5-5) [Bantamweight]
Adam Dozier (0-1) vs. Connor Mullins (2-0) [Featherweight]
WXC: Warrior Wednesday 1 at a Glance:
Card: Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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