The UFC is making their monthly trip to Brazil this week for tomorrows UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields. The entire card will air live on FOX Sports 1, but will still be broken up into a four fight preliminary card and a six fight main card.
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A great way to break up the week, UFC on Fox Sports 1 will hit us with the UFC Fight Night 29 from Brazil. The top of the card is packed with some of the best and brightest of the Brazilian roster, with Demian Maia and Erick Silva moving closer to a title shot with wins in their respective fights.
Saturday’s UFC 158 was filled with welterweight action, capped off by the UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre successfully defending his title against Nick Diaz. The fight card had a total of six welterweight bouts in all and the nights outcomes altered the direction of many of the division’s top fighters.
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.
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.
For the next two plus days you’ll hear about the “superfight” happening at UFC 156 between Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and the former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. While many don’t think it is necessarily that type of “superfight”, it is a super fight nonetheless and one that most people not living under a rock want to see. Step away from the UFC 156 main event for a moment and you’ll see a pretty fantastic main card, with a not too shabby preliminary card.
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.
Well yet another year has come and gone, 2012 was an odd year for MMA but the year will not easily be forgotten. This year saw the UFC all over network TV, Bellator stumble its way into next year and smaller promotions like RFA, LFC and XFC make a name for themselves. Unfortunately it also saw Strikeforce take a nosedive and the UFC cancel an event for the first time.