Coming up this Saturday night, The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its return to Denver, Colorado as UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II comes to you live from inside the Pepsi Center. As has become the norm lately, a few fights have had to be shuffled around due to injuries. With the Pre-Fight Press Conference complete and the weigh-ins coming up today, let’s take a look at the Main Card fights and see how they break down.
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Aspiring chef turned MMA writer after financial issues prevented me from pursuing my first dream. Ever since I started watching MMA, I've read up about it and talk about it all the time and with the encouragement of family and friends I finally decided to actively pursue a career in writing about it.
Coming up this Saturday, August 4, UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera comes to you live from inside The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As has been the case with many events lately, this card was struck with the injury bug and fights have had to be rescheduled, rearranged and some even cancelled. With just one day until show time, let’s see how these fights breakdown.
Coming up this Saturday, July 21, the UFC will break new ground as UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao will go down inside the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the first time ever. Unfortunately, for many fight fans, from the time this fight card was announced until last week, there have been a total of eleven fights rearranged, added or moved from the card entirely. With just a few days until fight night, let’s take a look at the Main Card and see how it breaks down.
Coming up this Saturday night, July 14, Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy will be brought to you from inside the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Strikeforce put on a show and to make up for that, they’re giving us not one, but two, title fights. Let’s take a look at the Main Card and see what’s going to be going down tomorrow night.
In an already stacked Welterweight division, the talent pool will soon have another top contender eyeing a run at the title. After a 9-4 run in the Middleweight division, with one of those loses coming in a title bout, BJJ Black Belt Demian Maia (15-4) will be trying his luck at Welterweight. Welcoming Maia to the division will be the dangerous Dong-Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim (15-1-1, 1NC) at next weekends UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.
Upon earning a second chance in the UFC, Middleweight Jorge Santiago (24-10) quickly had his hopes of a resurgence extinguished as he went 0-2 and was once again released from the company. Between his two stints in the UFC, a combined thirteen months, Santiago composed a less than impressive 1-4 record, with three of those losses coming by way of knockout.
Coming up this Saturday, May 26, UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir comes to you live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. When this card was first announced, people were going crazy over the original main event between Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. Unfortunately, Overeem was pulled from the card after a failed drug test and the MMA world was up in arms trying to figure out who would take his place. Two weeks later, Dana White announced via Twitter that former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir, would be filling in against Junior Dos Santos.
After winning Season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter, Amir Sadollah (5-3) has had his share of peaks and valleys. In his first fight after TUF, and also his first fight at Welterweight, Amir lost via controversial TKO to Johny Hendricks in just twenty-nine seconds of the first round. Fortunately for him, he was able to bounce right back just three months later and pick up a decision victory over Phil Baroni in a very one-sided fight. Two months after that, he was right back in The Octagon again and picked up another tough decision victory over Brad Blackburn and it seemed like Amir was back in his groove.