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DALLAS (March 3, 2011) MMA’s Lightweight division is arguably the most competitive weight class in the sport with three champions in three different promotions jockeying for the top spot. Politics will almost certainly keep them from tangling in the cage anytime soon, but this Friday, the top 155 pound dogs from the UFC and Bellator will be side-by-side on HDNet’s “Inside MMA” at 9:00 p.m. ET.
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez join Kenny and Bas to talk about who the best lightweight in the world really is. Edgar and Alvarez also talk about training together and whether or not the two will ever face each other. Both also discuss the potential drop to 145.
The panel also breaks down the highlights from UFC 127 and MFC 28 and takes a look ahead to Bellator’s season 3 kick off and Strikeforce™ Columbus.
Plus, Chuck Liddell talks about the future of MMA in part two of his sit-down interview with Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck travels to Wanderlei Silva’s training center in Las Vegas for the latest stop on his “Inside America’s Gyms” tour.
And be sure to tune in before “Inside MMA” at 8:30 p.m. ET for an all new “Fighting Words with Mike Straka” with special guest Lorenzo Fertitta. The Co-owner and CEO of the UFC talks about the company’s plans for international expansion and his friendship with Dana White.
HDNet is “Your Home for MMA” every Friday night. This week’s line-up features:
*”HDNet Fights Vault” at 8:00 p.m. ET
*”Fighting Words with Mike Straka” at 8:30 p.m. ET
*”Inside MMA” at 9:00 p.m. ET
*”HDNet Fights: Best of MFC Vol. III” at 10:00 p.m. ET
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