UFC 145 is an incredible six weeks away, an absolute lifetime for MMA fans fed on a diet of monthly UFC events.
There are a couple of smaller UFC shows to satisfy the viewers for whom UFC really does equal MMA, but for more open-minded folks, there is plenty else to offer.
ONE FC is only two shows old, but it is already firmly established as the No. 2 promotion globally behind the UFC. March 31st is their best card to date, and any one of about six fights could have made its way onto this list—I just picked my two personal favourites.
Bellator features heavily because of the sheer quantity of card they have scheduled, and then there is the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final, which could also be accurately described as en eliminator in which the winner (and possibly the loser) will receive a contract in the UFC heavyweight division.
UFC die-hards will have the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter to keep them content, but anyone who is willing to look around in order to find the most entertaining fights won't have to look too far.
Ranked from most interesting to least interesting, these are the top fights to watch out for between now and April 21st.