It's time for an MMA road trip!

The next show in the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t until XKO 6 in Arlington on March 20. And with the football season over and no major national MMA fights being televised over the weekend, it looks like area fans will need to make a road trip if they want to see a live mixed martial arts event.

Fans will need to head down I-35 in order to watch either of the two MMA shows happening in the state this weekend; King of Kombat in Austin and South Texas Fighting Championship in McAllen. Both organizations put on great shows, typically in front of a full house.

I haven’t had a chance to see King of Kombat in their new venue, the Austin Music Hall, but I hear it’s loud and doesn’t have a bad seat in the house. The balcony seating makes for a very unique view of the event. King of Kombat 8 takes place on Feb 27th, and has several north Texas fighters on the card including Chas Skelly, Derek Campos, Daniel Pineda, Sean Spencer, and Chase Green. This card is by far the best one I’ve seen in the state in quite a while. The main event will be Ryan Larson vs. Anthony Macias (former UFC/Pride fighter). Go to kingofkombat.com for more info.

Although there are no north Texas fighters on the card, if you are heading down to far south Texas this weekend, check out STFC 10 on Feb 26th. The main event will be Ricco Rodriquez (former UFC heavyweight champ and Celebrity Rehab cast member) vs. Patrick Miller. Go to cagefightingstfc.com for more info.

King of Kombat 8 - Feb 27

  • Ryan Larson vs. Anthony Macias

  • Chas Skelly vs. Tim Snyder

  • Brian Melancon vs. Diego Ceara

  • Duece King vs. Daniel Pineda

  • Mitchel Hale vs. Randy Vera

  • Jakob Austin vs. Matthew Cox

  • Sean Spencer vs. Chris Spicer

  • Chase Green vs. Sebastian Shavandi

  • Josh Scales vs. Derek O’Neil

STFC 10 Fight Card - Feb 26

  • Ricco Rodriquez vs. Patrick Miller

  • Frank Trevino vs. Corey Bellino

  • Danny Salinas vs. Edwynn Jones

  • Mike Salazar vs. Danny Perez

  • Elliott Jones vs. Joe Leyendecker

  • Mikey Rodriguez vs. Saul Elizondo

  • Amador Ramirez vs. Josh Gerber