Shogun Fights II is less than 24 hours away. The fight card can be seen here. I wish I had some greater knowledge of the competitors on tomorrow night's card, but the event allows me an opportunity to learn more about these local fighters and were they developed their skills.
But just a few initial observations from looking at the card:
- A very good mix of weight classes are represented. Everything from bantamweight to super heavyweight.
- It should be interesting to see how two 300+ pound fighters move around in the super heavyweight bout. But since both guys come out of legitimate MMA camps, it should be a competitive fight and less of a spectacle.
- Each bout has its own sponsor. While somewhat unusual, it speaks well that this event has been able to attract a large group of sponsors. Hopefully word is spreading quickly that MMA is on the rise in Maryland.
- Binky Jones appears to be the unofficial headliner for the event as his likeness is prominently featured on the Shogun Fights site. Looking at him, you wouldn't think he was a featherweight.
It seems likely this event will surpass the first Shogun Fights, which drew over 5,000 people. I'll be covering the event and will post a wrap-up with thoughts and analysis. I will also share some thoughts on my Twitter.