Yes, Bellator has an installment tonight, and there are a bunch of compelling reasons to tune in to SpikeTV for it. But going down at the same time on the NBCSports network is World Series of Fighting 20, and that little honeypot has a few sweet reasons of its own to warrant at least some love via DVR. And here they are!

  • Phoenix Jones – Jones, a.k.a. Ben Fodor, a.k.a. Seattle’s costumed superhero and cosplayer extraordinaire, will be making his WSOF debut and fighting on the national stage for the first time. Sure, he’s undefeated in the cage, and has on occasion beat some ass in the street, but what I want to know is how he’d stack up against the Joker? Methinks he wouldn’t last too long.
  • Nick Newell – Newell was undefeated until he clashed with WSOF champ Justin Gaethje at WSOF, and after the amazing performance Gaethje had at the last WSOF, I think we can sort of let bump in the road slide. I mean, Newell – who sports one hand due to a congenital defect – is kind of the organization’s biggest star, and a skilled fighter to boot.
  • Steve Mocco – Monster collegiate wrestler and promising heavyweight. That’s all you need to know about Mocco, who may have lost his WSOF debut via decision back in February, but is most certainly still one to watch.
  • Dave Branch – The promotion’s middleweight champ is undefeated within the WSOF cage, and that includes a TKO win over former UFC top 185er Yushin Okami. Branch already had a semi-decent run in the UFC, so it’s hard to gauge what the future might hold for him in terms of him staying with WSOF or going elsewhere. But hey, he’s good at fighting, and that’s always worth a watch.