Before we begin, note that the upcoming WXC- Warrior Wednesday 4 card (a.k.a., WXC 79) will take place on Wednesday, July 3. Warrior Wednesday 5 (a.k.a., WXC 80) will take place on Wednesday, July 31.
Michigan-based Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting returns to UFC Fight Pass this Wednesday evening with WXC 78 (a.k.a., WXC Warrior Wednesday 3.)
The card will stream live at 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT on the subscription-based video platform this Wednesday night.
In total, eight mixed martial arts fights will be held this week from Southgate, MI’s Crystal Gardens, including two amateur championship fights during the show.
Highlighting the professional MMA portion of Warrior Wednesday 3 is a three-round fight at a 165-lb catchweight matching Justin Jaynes (14-4) and James Warfield-Lane (23-13) in the main event.
Initially, Jaynes was to have met Austin Tweedy (11-2) for his WXC Lightweight division championship, but Tweedy was forced out of the fight due to an injury.
As of this writing, this is the only cancellation on the card, as per Tapology.
Heading into the catchweight main event, James Warfield-Lane is the taller combatant, standing 5-foot-8, one inch taller than Justin Jaynes’ 5-foot-7 frame.
Jaynes has posted a 4-1 record during his last five MMA appearances and enters this match on a three-fight winning streak.
Last time out, he scored a first-round knockout via punches against Brandon Noble during the Feb. 1 WXC 75: Night of Champions 11 card in the main event.
With that victory, Jaynes had successfully defended the WXC Lightweight title, after having originally claimed the belt last June in WXC 72: Inferno.
In the other corner, James Warfield-Lane has posted a 1-4 record in his last five MMA fights.
He enters this main event looking to avenge his most recent defeat, a guillotine choke submission at the hands of Dakota Cochrane during Road to M-1 USA 2’s main event on Fight Pass on Apr. 4.
The Tale of the Tape:
As per Tapology, Justin Jaynes has a 67.5-inch reach, with no such information accessible for James Warfield-Lane.
Prediction: Justin Jaynes by first-round knockout.
Other professional fights on Wednesday night’s card:
Mark Stoddard (17-9) vs. Bobby Nash (8-4) [Welterweight, co-main event]
Shawn Mack (6-5) vs. Josh Smith (7-5) [catchweight at 130 lbs.]
Antoine Blassingame (5-5) vs. Brandon Noble (8-6) [Lightweight]
Juancamilo Ronderos (1-0) vs. Eric Ramirez (3-4) [Flyweight]
Amateur fights on Wednesday’s card are as follows:
WXC Amateur Flyweight Championship:
Paul Fleming (2-2) vs. Dylan Lacroix (1-0)
Rrigles Ceri (1-0) vs. Sherman Lovely (2-0) [Welterweight]
WXC Amateur Bantamweight Championship:
Juwan Williams-Smith (3-0) vs. Latavious Harris (7-3)
WXC- Warrior Wednesday 3 at a Glance:
Card: Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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