Less than a day before the Super Bowl, the UFC put on a featherweight super fight in the UFC 156 main event. Riding a long winning streak, Jose Aldo defended his title against the former lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar in his 145 pound debut. Their fight proved to be as billed but the night was filled with upsets and a “Bigfoot” sized come from behind knockout.
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Tonight’s UFC 156 started the invasion of Strikeforce fighters making their UFC debut following the promotions final event. Three debuting former Strikeforce fighters fought on the preliminary card against very tough competition and came out with a clean 3-0 sweep.
It’s Super Bowl weekend and the UFC has stacked the UFC 156 fight card from top to bottom, including a super fight in the featherweight division. So put down you Super Bowl 47 Odds for just a moment while we predict the 11 bouts scheduled for Saturday’s UFC 156 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On the heels of all this free UFC action, comes this Saturday’s UFC 156 PPV that is certainly worth the money. Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo will return to the cage after a lengthy hiatus, taking on former Lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar in our main event while Alistair Overeem will look to secure a title shot for himself against Bigfoot Silva in the Heavyweight division. Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will face off in a tilt at 205 pounds, while Jon Fitch and Demian Maia will clash in a grappler’s delight at Welterweight.
Strikeforce: Rousey Vs Kaufman took place on Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California, and was broadcast around the world on Showtime. The crowd gathered to see Ronda Rousey defend her title for the first time, against Sarah Kaufman, and they witnessed a familiar sight. Right away in the first round, Rousey clnched with Kaufman, and put her back up against the cage. With an inside trip, she took Kaufman down and landed in mount. Seconds later she rolled for the arm bar, and although Kaufman did a good job defending it, she was eventually forced to tap at 54 seconds into the fight. Rousey remains the Strikeforce Womens Bantamn Weight champion.
Tonight’s Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman was obviously centered on the women’s 135 lbs. title fight main event, but there was another 135 lbs. women’s bout featured on the preliminary card. Former champion Miesha Tate looked to rebound from her loss to Ronda Rousey in which she lost the belt months ago when she took on Julie Kedzie.
The day has finally arrived. Tonight the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix will come to an end and Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett take to the cage in the finals. Not only that but the often talked about Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III will conclude the trilogy while inhabiting the night’s co-main event.
The fighters competing on Saturdays Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finale all step on the scales today from the concourse inside the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California. All but one fighter made weight and lightweight James Terry only missed weight by a quarter pound as the athletic commission attempted to figure out the scale.