If last week’s fights weren’t enough for all you MMA junkies, then you’ll definitely get your fix with tonight’s Bellator Fighting Championships (BFC) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. With their

Hector Lombard

unconventional circular cage, the BFC is notorious for their extreme display of professional cage fighting. If you are unfamiliar with the Bellator name, they are a tournament style bandwagon in a different city each week with a new set of fighters every Thursday night. They are most recognized in South Florida for the men’s middleweight title bout between Hector Lombard (25-2) and Jared Hess (14-2) in June 2009 at the Hard Rock. With Hess bleeding profusely from his forehead, Hector won by TKO doctor stoppage in the fourth round. The intense battle was titled “Fight of the Night,” and is showcased on YouTube throughout the MMA community still today. Hector remains the current belt holder, with four additional wins by either knockout or TKO doctor stoppage.

Known for their consequential matchmaking, be less than surprised that Bellator has an impressive lineup for tonight:

Making her first MMA appearance on US soil is the co-main event and Japanese sensation, Megumi Fugii (19-0), fighting Kansas City product, Sarah Schneider (9-3). With 17 of Fugii’s 19 wins by submission, expect to see a clinic in a little shoot in, takedown, and tapout.

Megumi Fugii (19-0)

Headlining tonight’s card is South Florida local, Pat Curran (10-3) who will be facing off with Toby Imada (24-13). Curran, the former wrestler most notarized by his recent win over UFC Veteran, Roger Huerta, will be fighting for his chance at the men’s lightweight title, currently held by Eddie Alvarez.

In addition, six more fights of talent that shouldn’t go unnoted:

Steve Banks (5-2) vs. Mike Hayes (12-3)

Brian Eckstein (4-0-1) vs. Mitchell Chamale (2-0) – 135 lbs.
Zack Makovsky (8-2) vs. Eric Luke (5-2) – 135 lbs.
Sabah Homasi (2-1) vs. Frank Carrillo (0-1) – 170 lbs.
Chris Boffil (3-1) vs. Moyses Gabin (5-3) – 185 lbs.
Jose Figueroa (7-2) vs. Luis Palomino (12-5) 155 lbs.

The fights start at 7:00PM and you can purchase tickets at the door.