With the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on a rare Saturday night hiatus, the door has been opened for some smaller promotions to get some shine from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community, and tonight (June 29, 2013) that promotion will be Global Warrior Challenge (GWC).
The organization has put together a fairly solid 11-fight card from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Miss., that features many notable names such as Ricco Rodriguez, Drew Fickett, Kendall Grove, L.C. Davis and, of course, the main event of Bobby Lashley vs. Matt Larson.
For complete weigh-in results for the event, click here.
The entire "British Invasion: U.S. vs. U.K." fight card will be broadcasted on pay-per-view (PPV) beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Here's is tonight's GWC fight card and line-up:
265 lbs.: Bobby Lashley vs. Matthew Larson
215 lbs.: Ricco Rodriguez vs. Marcin Lazarz
155 lbs.: Drew Fickett vs. Andre Winner
190 lbs.: Kendall Grove vs. Danny Mitchell
265 lbs.: Kevin Asplund vs. Oli Thompson
135 lbs.: L.C. Davis vs. James Saville
265 lbs.: Jake Heun vs. Dayman Lake
185 lbs.: Wayne Cole vs. Jack Marshman
205 lbs.: Justin Davis vs. Max Nunes
170 lbs.: Jerome Martinez vs. Michael Johnson
155 lbs.: Tony Hevey vs. Jake Murphy
Doors to "The British Invasion: U.S. vs U.K." will open later this evening at 7 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET. Handling play-by-play duties for the fight card will be highly-respected "Inside MMA" lead reporter/news anchor Ron Kruck. Providing color commentary will be former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, and "MMA H.E.A.T." host Karyn Bryant will also join the announce table. In addition, well-respected ring announcer Mike Markham.
The PPV may not be available in all countries; however, below is a statement from GWC regarding viewing options for those in the United States and Canada.
This highly-anticipated MMA showdown will be beamed on Pay Per View on cable and satellite in the United States and Canada. The event will be in High Definition, and it will be available in both English and Spanish (where available). "THE BRITISH INVASION: U.S. VS. U.K." will be distributed live on Pay Per View beginning at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST by Multi Vision Media, Inc. The suggested retail price is $29.95. It will be available in over 80 million households via IN DEMAND, Avail-TVN, DIRECTV, and DISH Network.
MMAmania.com will deliver GWC "The British Invasion: U.S. vs U.K." results later this evening.