Split across 3 venues there are expected to be 9 Heavyweight bouts. Sure they don't feature a nailed on future world champion or anything like that but they do feature some interesting fighters.
We'll start in Australia where the day's earliest action take places. The card, in Broadbeach, Queensland, features 4 of the contests including the sole female bout. Having mentioned the female bout it seems that's the ideal starting point as the unbeaten Lisa Marie Vizaniari (7-0, 3) takes on the debuting Llona Silva (0-0) in a scheduled 6 rounder. Nothing much is known about Silva but Vizaniari is nown to be in her early 40's and although her record looks good on paper she has only actually beaten 5 opponents, including 4 debutants and the poor Ali Dutt who has been beaten 3 times by Vizaniari.
In terms of the biggest name on the show we expect that to be Bowie Tupou (22-3, 16). Tupou, originally from Tonga, will be returning to Australia for his first fight there since 2006. Although his opponent is yet to be named Tupou is 9-0 (7) in Australia and would be expected to extend that run with no good opponent likely to take the bout on such short notice.
The other 2 bouts "down under" are both to be fought between novices. One of these bouts will see unbeaten men colliding as Jamie McDonald (1-0-1, 1) takes on Luke Barclay (1-0) whilst the other sees the debuting Steve Estaban (0-0) fighting against Dale Ryan (1-3). Despite both being novice match ups the records do match uppretty evenly and should, as a result, see two competitive bouts.
As well as the 4 bouts in Australia we also expect 4 bouts in Germany. The headline Heavyweight bout here sees German based Romanian Christian Hammer (14-3, 10) fighting against American Kevin Johnson (29-3-1, 14). Hammer comes in to this bout on the back of a stoppage over Leif Larsen back in August whilst Johnson's last bout was a rare stoppage scored over Solomon Haumono back in April.
In the second most notable Heavyweight clash on the card the big hitting Marcin Rekowski (11-0, 10) takes on journeyman Serdar Uysal (14-18-2, 7). It's fair to say that Uysal is not expected to complete the 8 round scheduled against Rekowski, especially when you consider that Uysal has been stopped 14 times in his 18 loses.
As with the Australian card this German show also features 2 novices bouts. These will see Nikola Milacic (2-0, 2) fighting Andrzej Witkowski (8-9, 4) and Birkan Akyol (2-0, 1) taking on Patryk Kowoll (2-10, 1). It'd be a shock if either of the unbeaten men lost here.
The final bout, which takes place in the US. This bout sees Thanasis Michaloudis (6-0, 6) looking to extend the perfect start to his record as he takes on Tobias Rice (4-9-1, 2). Rice hasn't won any of his last 5 and it's be far from a shock if he was stopped for the 6th time in his career.