The promotions third to last event of 2013 will be headlined by a five round (not that it will last that long) main event between heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. While the New Zealander (Hunt) is the main attraction, the rest of the UFC Fight Night 33 card is filled with local talent, both new & familiar faces.
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The UFC will travel abroad once again this weekend for the UFC Fight Night 33. Instead of Brazil, this time they are touching down in Brisbane, Australia, with a slew of Aussie fighters chomping at the bit to fight on the big show. Our main event features Aussie legend Mark Hunt, as he looks to keep afloat at the top of the division, facing Brazilian monster Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
In the final preliminary bout before the UFC 163 main card, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh stunned the Brazilian crowd with a 14 second knockout of their countryman Vinny Magalhaes.
It seems like the UFC is in Brazil every other month these days but unlike the typical free card when in Brazil, tomorrow’s UFC 163 is a PPV event. The fight card has taken a serious beating due to injuries and while it still has a title fight at the top, the UFC 163 main card overall is pretty thin.
Brazil cards are a nitch market it seems, and how UFC 163 is a PPV, I can’t tell you. The main event is undeniably awesome, as Jose Aldo looks to lock up the division, taking on replacement fighter Chan Sung Jung. We’ve also got an interesting co-main, as former champion Lyoto Machida takes on rising fighter Phil Davis. Below you’ll see what fights I could sift out of the rubble of the card, so let’s take a look at the slim pickings.
There isn’t a UFC event this weekend but the promotion has stayed busy cranking out fight announcements at an incredible rate. The UFC has events four events planned for August and the flood gates have opened upon these fight cards.
In the lead up to last night’s UFC 149 in Calgary, all the talk was of the two headliners entering their bouts riding long unbeaten streaks. Renan Barao was on a 28 fight unbeaten streak that included 18 in a row, while Hector Lombard was unbeaten in 25 straight with 20 wins in a row. No one was talking about the former MFC light heavyweight champion Ryan Jimmo who was making his Octagon debut at UFC 149 on a 16 fight winning streak.