These days, mixed martial arts is so hot, the sport may as well be falling from outer space; it lands next in Fort Lauderdale with a night of knees and knuckles called Warriors Collide II. Yes, its just a When shy of sounding like a Fox TV series, but according to the promoters a local trio who go by Left Hook Productions LLC its going to feature some of the up-and-coming young brawlers from SoFla, thumping on other up-and-comers (who will likely become down-and-outers, if they cant duck and weave). The dozen-odd matches will culminate with an International Sport Kickboxing Association-sanctioned heavyweight title bout, between Chris DeCaro and Eric Rivera. See the Chuck Lidells of tomorrow get kicked in the headgear on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets are $20 to $45 and are available online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 954-523-3309.
Sat., Sept. 8, 6 p.m.