Like every other fight card, last night’s UFC Fight Night 32 ended with numerous questions. Who will be next inside the cage for the winners / losers is always the popular questions that fans ask.
Tonight The Ultimate Fighter 18 heads into the semifinal round. Four women and four men survived the quarterfinals and will now look to advance one step closer to being crowned “The Ultimate Fighter” and earning that six figure contract. Building off the previous rankings and the quarterfinal bouts the remaining eight fighters will once again be ranked prior to the semifinal round beginning.
In terms of buzz from a fan perspective and coverage by the media, Bellator 106 was without a doubt the biggest and most important card in the history of the promotion. It was also saved from imminent failure when Tito Ortiz was injured and the card was moved to SpikeTV. The card, on paper, was excellent but most agreed that the promotion was not ready to make the move to pay-per-view, especially with the initial main event.
Dana White and Joe Rogan declared UFC 166 the greatest night of fights ever, and I’m inclined to agree with those gentlemen. There was a ton of action and amazing performances across the board, so he’s what stuck out to me for the night.
Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos are the class of the heavyweight division in mixed martial arts. They have proven thus far that they are head and shoulders above the competition. As a result, they will be fighting each other for the third time in two years at this weekend’s UFC 166. This is a product of their superiority combined with the overall lack of depth in the heavyweight division.
Fans have been dying to see a super fight between two champions for years now. It seems that whenever one of these super fights gets close to being reality, something happens and the fight fans are left wondering what could have been.
A card that took some damage from injuries and lopsided matchmaking, we still had a few decent scraps to help fill our Friday night. At LFC 24 there were three battlers fall under the microscope and here is what I saw.