For a second successive week we get world title action in a mid-week bout as Filipino puncher Mavin Mabait (19-2-2, 13) gets a huge, and unexpected, opportunity against WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (30-0-1, 24). Going into this bout Cuadras will be defending his belt for the second time since defeating Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the title back in May with a technical decision. Sadly for Mabait however nothing has quite gone his way this year having been stopped by Alejandro Hernandez earlier in the year and, having only got this fight on 2-weeks notice, the Filipino is being given little chance against the Mexican champion. It's worth noting that until last week we all suspect that it would Sonny Boy Jaro battling against Cuadras and not Mabait and it's going to a bit question as to whether or not Mabait is ready for a fighter as good as Cuadras
On a second US show fans will get the chance to see Chinese Heavyweight giant Taishan Dong (1-0, 1) return to action as he battles against the win-less Michael Lane (0-3). Dong, who looked a very imposing figure on his debut earlier this year, will be hoping to add Lane's name to that of Alex Rozman who he stopped in 2 rounds. Lane has never been stopped but has also been inactive in recent years with just one fight in the last 36 months. This should be easy for Dong in all honesty though we do wonder how far he really can go, even with his formidable size he will need to develop his skills to become any sort of a contender.
In Japan we get the next Dangan show, Dangan 115. The card will feature a total of 12 bouts, all of which will be 4 rounders and feature novices with 4 all debutant contests. The names, as with many of these 4 round shows, isn't really important as the key is the action which comes thick and fast with one fight start almost as soon as the previous bout ended. These are great for fans even if the fighters don't seem to get much attention
In Sanaa we see our favourite Yemeni fighter in action as the charismatic Hani Ansi (7-0-1, 6) battles against the once beaten Muhamad Fikri (3-1, 1). If you've not seen Ansi in action you've missed out on someone who seems to channel the spirit of Emmanuel Augustus and fights in a very peculiar yet interesting manner. We've got to admit however we don't know much about Fikri who may end up being a good test for Ansi here.
(Poster courtesy of notifight.com)