The UFC returns to San Jose, California today with a stacked UFC on FOX 7 fight card headlined by lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his belt against Gilbert Melendez. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion, along with several other former Strikeforce fighters give this card a fun feel to it.
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Due to a previously scheduled Arena Football game at the HP Pavilion, today’s UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins were held less than a mile away at the California Theater. The small theater was completely filled with cheering fans and all the fighters they came to see made weight.
The UFC makes its return to San Jose, California this weekend with the UFC on FOX 7, sporting a main card with a UFC vs. Strikeforce feel to it. The four UFC on FOX 7 bout on the main card feature one UFC veteran against a former Strikeforce fighter, which seems only fitting since they are in the old stomping grounds of the once #2 Mixed Martial Arts promotion in the United States.
Nearly 70% (15 of 22) of the fighters on the UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit card was issued medical suspensions today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Of the 15 fighters to be suspended, seven of those could be out of action for up to six months. One of the seven fighters that avoided suspension was Nick Diaz who lost in the main event to Carlos Condit by Unanimous Decision.
Forget about tomorrows little NFL game (for now) because tonight is UFC 143 and for some, the main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit is their Superbowl. Their bout is for the interim welterweight title and offers fans one of the more exciting fights thus far this year.
As you all know, this weekend is the biggest football game of the season as the New England Patriots face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. However, on Saturday night, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV we have UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit.
While there is not one single MMA fan out there who doesn’t love a good knockout, there is nothing worse than seeing a fighter injured giving his all for the sport – especially if that injury puts the fighter on the shelve for a lengthy period of time, as was the case with the Portland, Oregon fighter Ed ‘Short Fuse’ Herman.
With five welterweight bouts on the UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit card, including an interim 170 lbs. title bout and three top five fighters in the division, the card could be nicknamed UFC: Welterweights. The division has been ruled by Georges St. Pierre since the end of 2006, with only a brief reign by Matt Serra mixed in there. On Saturday for the first time in years a welterweight not named GSP will have a UFC belt strapped around their waist, albeit an interim one at that.