For the first time, this Saturday night, you can watch all 12 UFC fights by tuning into Facebook online, Spike TV and then purchasing the PPV event. It’s pretty excellent that the UFC is making all these fights available to the fans. Here’s who you’ll see and where.
First off, you’ll want to jump online and head to Facebook and head to the UFC page and ‘like’ them. You’ll be able to see all five preliminary fights for free as they stream. You’ll get to see Daniel Roberts face Claude Patrick in a fight that could yield fireworks.
Also free on Facebook is the durable Charlie Valencia taking on Canadian star Ivan Menjivar in a Bantamweight clash between two fighters trying to get into title picture with a win on the UFC’s biggest stage.
Every fight on the undercard is USA vs. Canada and Jason MacDonald represents Canada as he takes on Ryan Jensen. Neither fighter has been tearing it up lately, and the loser could find himself looking for a spot on the next MFC card. When there’s so much on the line, expect fireworks.
John Makdessi is taking on Kyle Watson in a fight that could further push Watson up the ladder. He’s riding a five fight winning streak, and Makdessi is an undefeated 8-0 and the winner will position themselves to fight bigger names in the Lightweight division.
Pablo Garza will be taking on Yves Jabouin who has lost two of his last three and needs a win here to stay in the UFC. Pablo Garza, who will go down in the record books as the first Featherweight to KO someone in the UFC. This should be a back and forth standup clash, and a great way to open the show.
Ok, now you’ll want to turn on the TV and check out Spike TV to see two very exciting fights. First up, Sean Pierson will take on the always tough Jake Ellenberger in another Canada vs. USA contest. Sean Pierson is a promising fighter with an 11-4 record. Jake Ellenberger is the more experienced of the two, racking up an impressive 24-5 record. Expect this to be a fight of the night candidate.
The last free fight of the night is an absolute dandy between Nate Diaz and Rory MacDonald at Welterweight. I’m more excited for this fight, than any other non-title fight on the card. I think Rory is a superstar in the making and Nate Diaz is a tough as nails competitor. This is a can’t miss fight!
The main card is of course available on PPV and the fight card is very solid. In the opening PPV bout, Mark Bocek faces off with former WEC Lightweight Champion, Ben Henderson. It’ll be Ben’s first fight since his loss to Anthony Pettis, and he’s drawn a tough test with Bocek. It’s a fight that will separate the middle class of Lightweights from title contenders.
In a contest of Light Heavyweights who are nearing the end of their careers, Jason Brilz faces Vladimir Matyushenko in a fight where the loser can give up any hope of ever fighting for a UFC Title. The winner will certainly get a high level fighting in their next outing. The loser however, could be gone from the UFC.
Lyoto Machida has lost two fights in a row and he will be facing a legend in the form of Randy Couture Saturday night. Fighting Randy is no small task, he brings a legion of fans and a lifetime of experience. This fight could go either way, but if it is in fact Randy’s last fight, it’s worth tuning into the PPV for that reason alone.
Jose Aldo meets Mark Hominick is a clash for the UFC Featherweight championship. Mark brings possibly the best standup in the UFC into this clash with Aldo, who might be the very best fighter on earth. It’s a great fight that could go either way.
The main event is the Welterweight Championship between Georges St Pierre and Jake Shields. For those who don’t know, Jake Shields is an amazing fighter who has beaten a who’s who of MMA legends. He’s defeated, Dan Henderson, Robbie Lawler, Jason Miller, Paul Daley, Mike Pyle and Carlos Condit among many more. He’s the stiffest test in the Welterweight Division for GSP and will bring an iron will and a drive to win that is seldom seen in the sport. GSP however is of course the best of the best, and has a current 30 round winning streak that is absolutely unheard of.
This is a tremendous card and all fights can be seen live, which is a great gift from the UFC. Check your local listings to see when it all starts at Facebook.com.
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