The fubo Sports Network is the new home of Lights Out Xtreme Fighting. Shawne Merriman spoke to MyMMANews days before the announcement when he talked about bringing back mixed martial arts to Southern California with LXF5 on August 7.
Merriman hinted at the news when he spoke about this being the first event since the COVID 19 pandemic halted operations and now, it’s official.
“Fubo TV! If you don’t have it now, get it,” Merriman said in a social media post that came not long after the official announcement.
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) July 27, 2021
LXF5 will air at 9:30 p.m.ET/6:30 p.m. PT on fubo Sports Network from The Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. Fubo Sports Network is on Hisense Smart TVs, LG Channels, News on Tubi, Plex, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, and XUMO as a free channel.
Check out the bouts announced for the event:
Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (13-5) vs. Samuel “The Alley Cat” Alvarez (5-3)
Leon Shahbazyan (7-2) vs. Moses Murrietta (8-5)
A.J. Bryant (11-5) vs. Sergio Quinones (13-23)
Dominic Clark (14-11) vs. Mike Segura (9-6)
Gilbert Nakatani (2-0) vs. Benji Gomez (9-14)
Chris Padilla (9-4) vs. Devon Brock (6-4)
Arnold Jimenez (6-2) vs. Marcos Bonilla (4-6)
Maksim Manukyan (pro debut) vs. Joseph Keith (1-1)
Again, as Merriman pointed out in our interview with him. More news should be coming in the way of new signees. Some could be crossing over from other sports into MMA. This news coming at a time when the price of ESPN+ is rising and fans are starting to budget streaming options is welcome as it is one of the few, free options for live MMA.
Keep it locked on MyMMANews for those announcements.
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 20 years martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour, and also writes for Sherdog while maintaining his own site, The Blogboard Jungle. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel