Autumn has arrived, and while the temperatures outside begin to cool down, the action in MMA is just heating up.
Wednesday night begins a packed week of combat sports action.
In total, four MMA shows from US-based promotions take place this week alone.
It all starts with Michigan-based Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting’s WXC- Warrior Wednesday 7.
Main card action begins this Wednesday night at 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT on UFC Fight Pass, following the undercard on the WXC Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. EDT, 3:30 p.m. PDT.
As with all previous Warrior Wednesday cards, this one takes place from Southgate, MI’s Crystal Gardens.
Highlighting the night’s festivities is a championship doubleheader.
In the co-main event of the evening this Wednesday, the WXC Bantamweight championship is at stake, as 10-5 Jose Johnson squares off with 12-2 Terrence Mitchell.
The main event of the evening sees the WXC Welterweight championship up for grabs.
There, Willis Black and Anthony Ivy (both 7-2) battle for the title.
Both professional title fights are a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round.
Co-Main Event: WXC Bantamweight Championship: Jose Johnson vs. Terrence Mitchell:
Terrence Mitchell enters this main event at 5-foot-10, with no such information accessible on Tapology for Jose Johnson.
We also want to mention that Tapology has no reach information for either contestant in this fight as per the tale of the tape.
Both contestants have posted 4-1 records in their last five fights, with Jose Johnson entering Wednesday’s title fight on a four-match winning streak.
Most recently, Johnson scored a first-round knockout over Pipe Vargas on Aug. 28 during Warrior Wednesday 6.
Mitchell last fought on Jan. 17, 2018, winning by first-round submission (rear-naked choke) vs. Justin Cook in AFC 136, his first professional appearance since 2015.
He also fought on The Ultimate Fighter television series in 2016, losing to Kai-Kara France in a fight that aired on the July 13, 2016 episode on FS1.
Being an exhibition, fights on The Ultimate Fighter do not count toward a fighter’s record.
Prediction: Jose Johnson by first-round TKO.
Main Event: WXC Welterweight Championship: Willis Black vs. Anthony Ivy:
Heading into the main event on Wednesday night, Anthony Ivy is the taller man, standing 6-foot-2, four inches taller than Willis Black’s 5-foot-10 frame.
Not only have both fighters posted 4-1 records in their last five fights, both fighters also enter this contest on four-fight winning streaks.
Black’s last win occurred on July 3, a first-round knockout of Justin Edwards in WXC Warrior Wednesday 4.
In the other corner, Ivy’s last win happened on June 29, a second-round knockout of Jason Langellier in Fury FC 33.
The Tale of the Tape:
Tapology shows that Anthony Ivy has a three-inch reach advantage (74 inches to 71 inches) heading into this fight.
Prediction: Anthony Ivy by first-round knockout.
Other professional fights on this card include:
Tim Eschtruth (5-2) vs. Mario Aguilar (0-3) [Featherweight]
Collin Anglin (5-1) vs. Andrew Karsten (1-2) [catchweight- 150 lbs.]
Kalinn Williams (6-1) vs. Ladarious Jackson (6-5) [Welterweight]
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WXC Warrior Wednesday 7 at a Glance:
Prelims: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EDT, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Facebook
Main Card: Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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