Boxing: Manny ” Pac-Man” Pacquiao is set to face WBO Light Welterweight champion Chris “The King of New York” Algieri in Macao, China on November 22 for WBO world welterweight title. This will be Pacquiao’s first title defense since regaining it from Timothy Bradley back in April of this year. Pacquiao is looking forward to fighting near his home country of the Philippines and wants to keep this winning streak going. It remains clear that hel wants to face Floyd “Money” Mayweather but Pacquiao isn’t looking past Algieri at all. He wants to show he still has what it takes to be a champion boxer.
MMA: Also on Saturday night, the UFC is back in Austin, Texas for Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson in a featherweight match that has number one contender written all over it. Both these fighters are on a really strong winning streak, but with a 6-fight winning streak Swanson is more on fire than Edgar . Swanson’s last fight with Jeremy Stephens is a candidate for Fight of the Year. If he wins, in the eyes of many fighters and fight fans, Swanson is the number one contender and should face the champion next.
But let’s not look past Frankie Edgar because he was fighting in the lightweight division and won the UFC World Lightweight Championship. However, after losing his title and the resulting rematch he made the choice to go down to the featherweight division. There he has shown that he should have been at this weight the whole time. A lot of people think he could make the bantamweight division, but Edgar is happy being at featherweight and plans on becoming the third man in UFC history to be a two-division champion.
Both of these fighters want to get a rematch with Jose Aldo for the title. Lets not forget that there is also another stacked card here that looks like it is going to be showing some future contenders and stars. Who are you going for and what do you think of these fights this weekend?