I know many people out there don't receive HDNet, but if you do there are a pair of great events on tonight.
The first is Maximum Fighting Championship 23 from Edmonton, Alberta. It airs live on HDNet starting at 7:00pm PST and features several UFC veterans including Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald and former MW #1 contender Thales Leites. As always, the card also features slew of up-and-coming Canadian stars. Click HERE to see the complete card.
Also airing tonight, live from Japan at 12:00am PST, is the K-1 World GP Final. Given that there's no ground game, K-1 is not technically MMA, but, this year, successful MMA fighter and Strikeforce's heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem [pictured above] is in the mix. I like his chances to move to the second round and, from there, it's anyone's guess. I don't watch many of the K-1 events, but I always try to catch the World GP. It's an eight-man, single-night tournament featuring all of the promotion's best fighters from around the globe, meaning the winner must defeat three world-class strikers in one night. It's pretty intense.
The K-1 GP will be replayed on HDNet this Saturday following the T.U.F. 10 Finale on Spike. That's a great option for those who prefer not to stay up until 4:00am watching fights, which is understandable...I suppose. In fact, I may just wait until tomorrow myself. So, if I don't post for 24-hours after this evening it will be because I've imposed a media blackout on myself in order to avoid seeing the results. Apologies in advance.