Fight Outside the Octagon will detail all the big fights that will happen outside the UFC this weekend with Bellator and WSOF putting on events.
Fight Outside the Octagon: Bellator 136
Will Brooks vs. Dave Jansen
Bellator champion Will Brooks is finally fighting someone beyond Michael Chandler. He may want to call Jansen a journey man but with a 20-2 record he is far from it. This should be an intriguing fight as Brooks uses his wrestling agains the submission heavy Jansen.
Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
In a potential number one contenders fight, black belt submission specialist Held takes on the well rounded Sarnavskiy. Each of these fighters have a loss to either the champion or the challenger in the main event, so a win for them could line up a potential rematch and a title fight.
Saad Awad vs. Rob Sinclair
Awad has split a pair of fights against the champion Brooks. In fact, he gave Brooks his only loss in under a minute by knockout. If he wins here, he could position himself for a trilogy, but he will have tog et past Sinclair who has won five straight with four knockout finishes in that span.
Joey Beltran vs. Brian Rogers
Both of these fighters are looking for a chance to redeem themselves after only winning one fight in their last four. Beltran has fought as high as Heavyweight while he will be making the drop to Middleweight. Could this be the weight class where he finds the most success?
Fight Outside the Octagon: WSOF 20
David Branch vs. Jesse McElligott
Branch and McElligott was not the matchup that most though they were going to see but after the former opponent drop out due to dehydration, the promotion made the best of what they had. Branch is the Middleweight champion looking to collect another title which he will have to win this fight to get to.
Nick Newell vs. Joe Condon
Newell makes his first appearance after his first loss and utter destruction at the hands of current champion Justin Gaethje. Rebounding after a loss is always an interesting concept for any fighter let alone a former undefeated title challenger.
Phoenix Jones vs. Emmanuel Walo
The real life crime fighting super hero looks to further his career in MMA. Since his return to the sport in 2013, Fodor has won five straight with three finishes in that span. Walo will be his biggest challenge to date with a 7-2 record but is coming off a loss in his last fight.