Here is everything you should know about Eagle FC 46 – Start Time, Fight Card and others
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s MMA promotion Eagle FC will be having its second event on American soil. Eagle FC 46 is set to take place on the 11h of March at the FLX Arena in Miami, Florida.
The event will be headlined by a 165lbs fight between former UFC lightweight title contender Kevin Lee and MMA legend Diego Sanchez.
The co-main event features a heavyweight fight between Rizvan Kuniev and Anthony Hamilton for Eagle FC heavyweight title.
Another UFC fighter – Ray Borg, fought twelve times in the promotion features in the main card as well. He will take on Ricky Bandejas in a bantamweight bout.bib. Eagles FC has promised to occupy fighters in several weight classes to ease their weight cutting stress and ensure a smoother fight week.
Several analysts including Chael Sonnen and Henry Cejudo have been roped in for the event.
Eagle FC 46 Main Card
165 lbs.: Kevin Lee vs. Diego Sanchez
265 lbs.: Rizvan Kuniev vs. Anthony Hamilton for Eagle FC heavyweight title
135 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Ricky Bandejas
165 lbs.: Handesson Ferreira vs. Zach Juusola
175 lbs.: Raimond Magomedaliev vs. Impa Kasanganay
Eagle FC 46 Prelim Card
155 lbs.: Akhmed Aliev vs. Darrell Horcher
185 lbs.: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Nah-shon Burrell
135 lbs.: Irwin Rivera vs. Firdavs Khasanov
160 lbs.: Archie Colgan vs. Dylan Mantello
205 lbs.: Reggie Pena vs. Ronny Markes
175 lbs.: Thomas Webb vs. Tyler Ray
145 lbs.: Caio Uruguai vs. Sitik Muduev
185 lbs.: Manny Walo vs. Ryder Newman
When and Where to watch Eagle FC 46?
The event is set to start at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT on the 11h of March in the United States. Ones in the United Kingdom must tune in at 11 pm GMT.
Indian fans can catch the action live at 4:30 am IST (12th of March)
Live streaming is provided for free on the FLXcast app. The official website Eaglefc.com streams the fight live as well.
|United States of America||6 pm ET/3 pm PT|
|United Kingdom||11 pm GMT|
|India||4:30 am IST (12th of March)|
Kevin Lee vs Diego Sanchez preview
The Eagle FC 46 card will be headlined by a super lightweight fight between former UFC lightweight title contender Kevin Lee and MMA legend Diego Sanchez.
Kevin Lee contested for the interim UFC lightweight championship against Tony Ferguson, but fell short when Tony submitted him via triangle choke. His record inside the UFC octagon is 9 wins and 7 losses.
Once tipped as a bright young prospect, Lee has gone through a lot in terms of weight class change, tough competition, team switches and payment war with the UFC.
Sanchez on the other hand has fought the who’s who of the UFC roaster and delivered some of the most exciting fights inside the octagon. His record inside the UFC stands at 18 wins and 13 losses, with notable wins against Jim Miller, Clay Guida and Nick Diaz.
Lee has to utilize his up to par wrestling skills to try and control the fight on the ground. He can even manage to land some damage through his underrated ground and pound skills on Sanchez.
However, he needs to be careful with Sanchez’s slick submission skills. His path to victory would be to keep the fight in range, use his youth and speed advantage, and maintain octagon control. An element of surprise can work wonders for Lee, like in his fight against Gregor Gilespie.
Chopping down the front leg of Sanchez and utilizing body kick would pay dividends for the young fighter.
As for Sanchez, he needs to reach out for the hound inside him, that produced some of the most violent fights in UFC history. He needs to unwrap ‘The Nightmare’ that fans tuned into watch. Another key to victory for him would be to adopt a Mexican stance and get on Lee’s face.
He needs to put constant pressure on Lee, who is known to break when tormented. His cardio and jiu-jitsu can be his greatest weapon moving into this fight.