The UFC will be in action for the fourth consecutive weekend when they return to Brazil for UFC 153 this weekend. The fight card has gone through a serious face lift since the original UFC 153 fight card was announced, especially the top three bouts.
Originally the UFC 153 main event was a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Erik Koch that was later changed to Aldo versus Frankie Edgar after an injury to Koch. The main event would then be scrapped as Aldo had to withdraw due to injury and to make matter worse Rampage Jackson also was forced off the card on the same day. Jackson was part of the night’s co-main event against the Brazilian hot prospect, Glover Teixeira.
The UFC got help from five fighters, including three fellow Brazilians to give UFC 153 three new fight bouts at the top of the card.
To say we’re in a slump with our predictions would be calling it mildly. Another not so impressive 4-6 outing has our overall record down to 159-117 (57.6%). UFC 153 will take place from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will offer us 12 more fights to predict.
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
205 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar – Anderson Silva
265 lbs.: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Dave Herman – Dave Herman
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado – Glover Teixeira
170 lbs.: Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva – Jon Fitch
205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado – Phil Davis
170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Rick Story – Demain Maia
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
145 lbs.: Rony Jason vs. Sam Sicilia – Rony Jason
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo – Gleison Tibau
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino – Diego Brandao
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte – Renee Forte
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
185 lbs.: Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi – Chris Camozzi
155 lbs.: Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi – Reza Madadi