When boxers are given their launch (or choose to sign elsewhere) out of a significant North American MMA advertising like the UFC or Bellator — unless they’re a major star — they frequently fall to obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a couple of wins and wind up signing with one of the above promotions. In this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com, I take a look at some regional/overseas MMA matchups for the month of March and instead of listing off the best fights outside these significant organizations, I highlight some familiar names which you might recognize on upcoming struggle cards. Unified MMA 36: Mayhem (Enoch, Alberta) — Mar. 1 Dominique Steele (18-11) vs. Teddy Ash (12-4) — Middleweight Title UFC veteran Steele looks to close the chapter on his competition with Ash since the set face off in a rematch. Steele is coming from a first-round TKO win over Ash in Unified 35 in December. Ash meanwhile appears to prevent back-to-back losses for the first time since May 2014. Jake Lindsay (13-8) vs. Pat Pytlik (7-0) — Welterweight Title Former UFC lightweight Lindsay looks to make it two-straight wins for the first time since Feb. 2014 when he faces undefeated Canadian Pytlik. Lindsay is coming from a submission win over Dawond Pickney at EFC 10, while Pytlik has won all seven of his fights by stoppage. Shane Campbell (14-7) vs. Menad Abella (5-1) — Lightweight Title UFC veteran Campbell looks to get back on the winning track when he struggles prospect Abella for the lightweight title. Campbell is coming off a a unanimous decision loss to Magomedsaygid Alibekov at RCC 5 which snapped his four-fight win streak. Abella meanwhile is coming from a unanimous decision loss to UFC veteran Jonathan Meunier at TKO 43. Cage Warriors 102 — (London, England) — Mar. 2 Craig White (14-9) vs. Jolton Santos (28-7) Former UFC welterweight White appears to snap a two-fight losing streak when he meets Brazil’s Santos on the main card. White won four-straight fights before signing with the UFC last year, then lost back-to-back conflicts against Neil Magny and Diego Sanchez. Santos meanwhile heads into this matchup on a four-fight win series. John Maguire (26-11) vs. Brad Wheeler (17-13) UFC veteran Maguire has alternated between wins and losses in his last five fights while Wheeler has lost three of his past four fights. Destiny MMA: Throwdown (Waipahu, Hawaii) — Mar 2 Russell Doane (15-8) vs. Diego Silva (11-4) Doane competes outside the UFC for the first time since Nov. 2013 when he faces Silva in a bantamweight bout. The 32-year-old has lost five of his last six fights. Silva meanwhile is 2-2 in his last four fights and will be creating his promotional debut. CFFC 73: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Mar. 2 Azunna Anyanwu (14-5) vs. Christopher Daukaus (7-2) — Heavyweight Title Former UFC heavyweight Anyanwu asserts for the first time since Sept. 2017 when he faces Daukaus for its promotions heavyweight title. “Zu” is coming off a saliva decision loss to Justin Ledit at UFC Fight Night 116 which snapped his five-fight win streak. Daukaus meanwhile heads right into this matchup onto a five-fight win streak. RCC Intro 3 (Ekaterinburg, Russia) — Mar. 9 Godofredo Pepey (14-6) vs. Pavel Gordeev (13-1) UFC veteran Pepey looks to create it two-straight wins when he strikes Gordeev who is riding a six-fight win streak. Cage Warriors 103 (Copenhagen, Denmark) — Mar. 9 Nicolas Dalby (16-3-1) vs. Alex Lohore (17-3) Former UFC welterweight Dalby appears to push his winning streak to three-straight when he faces Lohore who has completed his last two competitions. Mads Burnell (10-3) vs. Ahmed Vila (7-1) UFC veteran Burnell looks for back-t0-back wins when he faces Vila in a featherweight contest. Total Warrior Combat (Lansing, Michigan) — Mar. 9 Jarred Books (14-2) vs. Josh Robinson (12-12) — Flyweight Title Former UFC flyweight Brooks looks for his second right when when he faces Robinson who has lost three in a row. Fight Hard MMA (St Louis, Missouri) — Mar. 9 Charles Bennett (30-40-2) vs. Chuka Willis (9-5) PRIDE veteran Bennett seems to snap a 10-fight losing streak if he faces Willis who is looking to bounce back by a two-fight slide himself. BRAVE CF 22 (Pasay, Philippines) — Mar. 15 Jose Torres (8-1) vs. Amir Albazi (11-0) Former UFC flyweight Torres appears to bounce straight back from the sole loss of his livelihood as he faces Albazi who has won back conflicts under the Bellator MMA bannerads. Rolando Dy (10-7) vs. Mehmosh Raza (9-3) UFC veteran Dy looks for back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 2016 while Raza looks for his third straight victory. ACA 93 (St. Petersburg, Russia) — Mar. 16 Rob Emerson (20-13) vs. Mikhail Malyutin (36-15) Former UFC/Bellator fighter Emerson looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since Sept. 2009 while Malyutin seems to bounce back from his reduction in Apr. 2018 which snapped his nine-fight win series. Hacran Dias (24-6-1) vs. U. Gadzhidaudov (10-4) UFC veteran Dias aims to make it 2 wins in a row while Gadzhidadov seems to Prevent backend losses for the second time in his profession Chris Camozzi (24-13) vs. Muslim Magomedov (4-0) UFC veteran Camozzi looks to snap a three fight skid and await the first time in MMA since May. 2015. Magomedov made his pro-debut at Mar. 2017 and has completed two of the four career competitions. Dominate FC 3 (Tacoma, Washington) — Mar. 23 Anthony Hamilton (18-9) vs. Kyle Keenay (19-24) Former UFC heavyweight Hamilton looks for his fourth win in a row when he faces 36-year-old Keeney who has dropped three-fights in a row. Eternal MMA 42 (Southport, Queensland, Australia) — Mar. 23 Ben Wall (9-7-1) vs. Mike Wilkinson (9-4) A set of UFC veterans struggle as Wall seems for back-to-back wins for the first time because Mar. 2013 when he faces Wilkinson who’s dropped three-straight. KSW 47 (Lodz, Poland) — Mar. 23 Phil De Fries (16-6) vs. Tomasz Narkun (16-2) — Heavyweight Title UFC veteran De Fries aims to make it five-wins in row if he faces Narkun who’s riding a seven-fight win streak. Caged Aggression 24 (Davenport, Iowa) — Mar 23 Mike Santiago (21-12) vs. Eric Wisely (32-9-1) Contender Series winner Santiago looks to snap a three-fight slide if he faces Bellator/UFC vet Wisley. Santiago went 0-3 at the UFC dropping to Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mads Burnell and most recently Dan Ige at UFC 225. Wisley meanwhile heads into this battle on a eight-fight win streak. Dan Hornbuckle (24-9) vs. Jason Louck (19-13) Former Bellator title challenger Hornbuckle fights for the very first time since Aug. 2014 when he faces Louck in a welterweight bout. The 38-year-old has dropped four-straight fights and will be searching for his first win since Apr. 2013. ACA 94 (Krasnodar, Russia) — Mar. 30 Albert Tumenov (18-5) vs. Murad Abdulaev (18-6) — Welterweight Title UFC veteran Tumenov looks for his fourth straight win when he faces Abdulaev, who heads into this title fight on a three-fight win streak. ONE Championship: A New Era (Tokyo, Japan) — Mar. 31 Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1) vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (10-3) Former UFC flyweight champion Johnson appears to prevent back-to-back losses for the first time in his career after he faces Wakamatsu, who has dropped two of his last three fights. Eddie Alvarez (29-6) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (12-4) Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Alvarez makes his promotional debut against Nastyukin who is 2-2 in his last four fights. Can there be a notable MMA veteran rival this month that I missed? Or is there a matchup that’s been altered? Hit me up on Twitter @LynchOnSports, and I will add it in or fix this up. Thanks. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links. Read more: betting sites canada