Plan accordingly, get sustenance and too much caffeine — this is an MMA fan's dream scenario. For nearly 24 straight hours, we'll be enjoying three back-to-back shows of high-level MMA goodness. Stars aligning like this only happens once every 3-5 years, so embrace the grind. You may go a little crazy, but you'll be satisfied, and that's all that matters.
Thirty-five (35) friggin' fights await us from UFC 207, RIZIN and World Series of Fighting!
The timeline of the madness starts here:
It begins with the UFC 207 prelims at 7pm Eastern Time. We'll watch that card, fresh as daisies, completely aware that we'll be haggard monsters by the time we're through.
#UFC207 should end around 12am Eastern Time with the post-fight press conference bringing us to around 1-1:30am. Perfectly blending into RIZIN.
This works out well, as the extraordinarily long intros of Japanese MMA shows are sometimes difficult to focus on. Now, you'll be able to watch #RondaRousey (maybe) talk after her fight with #AmandaNunes wraps up while Cup Noodle man dances around the Saitama Super Arena. It's the all-too-rare MMA win-win scenario, playing out before our tired eyes.
With the long-ass intermission and 13 fights, RIZIN will likely be a 7-8 hour show. That means it'll end around 9am Eastern Time.
Now this is your intermission. Your time to sleep, restock on energy drinks, or maybe even eat a meal high in protein.
Rest. This you.
WSOF's New Year's extravaganza of exhaustion (my title not theirs) begins at 12 Eastern Time (hence why I wrote it in big letters up above). There will be four title fights, including one between Jake Shields and Jon Fitch. It's a good time and shouldn't be missed. So try your best to stumble to the finish line, when it all wraps up around 4pm Eastern Time — nearly 24 hours after this crazy time began.
We know it'll be tough, but you can do it. Go to sleep. When you wake up, it'll be 2017.