Brother bouts, Fox fights and more: Four fights you ‘May’ get excited for

Maggie Hendricks

After a busy run in April, May is a relatively slow month for MMA. You can spend the extra time and money you're not spending on fights on a Mother's Day gift. After you've taken your mother to brunch, check out these fights:

Mike Treadwell vs. Chris Treadwell, MFC 37, May 10: This is the brother vs. brother bout. Watch and record it on AXS, then record it. When you and your brother fight during that Mother's Day brunch, show the fight and tell your mom it could be much worse.

Costa Philippou vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, UFC on FX 8, May 18: Philippou is riding a five-fight win streak, with his last bout a TKO over Tim Boetsch. Souza is one of the latest Strikeforce imports, and he has a three-fight win streak, a nasty ground game and striking that gets more impressive with every game. Check it out before the Vitor Belfort-Luke Rockhold bout.

Fallon Fox vs. Allannah Jones, Championship Fighting Alliance, May 24: No matter your feelings on Fallon Fox, you probably want to see her fight. Some want to see her get knocked out. Some want to see how the first openly trans fighter has handled the spotlight. You can see her bout with Allannah Jones at Championship Fighting Alliance 11 which will air on AXS TV. Fox-Jones is on the undercard of the event headlined by Strikeforce standout Mike Kyle and Alistair Overeem's brother Valentijn.

Every single bout on UFC 160, May 25: The limited quantity of UFC bouts in May is made up for by the quality of fights at UFC 160. It starts with the main event. Cain Velasquez will test his title in a rematch with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, and former champ Junior dos Santos will fight Mark Hunt in a another heavyweight bout. T.J. Grant and Gray Maynard are fighting for the next lightweight title shot. Even the preliminary card has fighters that are really fun to watch, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Brian Bowles.

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