With February upon us already it’s time to look what the month ahead has in store for us in Mixed Martial Arts, including big events from both the UFC and Bellator.
Saturday, 4th February: UFC Fight Night 104 – Bermudez Vs The Korean Zombie
Where: Houston, Texas, USA
The UFC’s February schedule begins with a trip to Texas for UFC Fight Night 104, which sees the ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung return from two years of military service to fight Dennis Bermudez.
In the co-main event, undefeat rising strawweight star Alexa Grasso makes her UFC debut against Felice Herrig, while Ovince St. Preux is back in action against newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.
Saturday, 11th February: UFC 208 – Holm Vs De Randamie
Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA
The UFC’s inaugural woman’s featherweight champion will be crowned at the conclusion of UFC 208 when former bantamweight title holder Holly Holm goes up against Germaine De Randamie.
The co-main event features the return of Anderson Silva against Derek Brunson, while Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza fights Tim Boetsch and Glover Teixeira squares up to Jared Cannonier.
Saturday, 18th February: Bellator 172 – Fedor Vs Mitrione
Where: San Jose, California, USA
Bellator have a big show planned for the middle of the month as they welcome Fedor Emelianenko to the promotion for a major fight with the heavy-handed Matt Mitrione.
Josh Thompson fights Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire in the co-main event, while Cheick Kongo goes up against Oli Thompson and Josh Koscheck finally makes his Bellator debut against Mauricio Alonso.
Sunday, 19th February: UFC Fight Night 105 – Browne Vs Lewis
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
UFC Fight Night 105 brings a Sunday night show with a heavyweight headliner as Travis Browne tries to fight his way out of a losing slump against an in-form Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis.
Johny Hendricks will make his middleweight debut in the co-main event against Hector Lombard, while Sara McMann Vs Liz Carmouche is another notable bout on the Canadian card.
Friday, 24th February: Bellator 173 – McGeary Vs Fields
Where: Belfast, Ireland
Bellator have one final event to round of the month which features their former light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary looking to get back to winning ways against newcomer Chris Fields.