UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 is just days away now and the wait is almost over for the fighters on the card and the fans clamoring to watch them. Tomorrow the fighters will step onto the scale and then all that’s left is for them to step into the Octagon inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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The combo weekend of the UFC Fan Expo and UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 is finally here. It’s a weekend that many MMA fans have had circled on their calendars for months and this Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas will be one BIG Mixed Martial Arts party.
After the confusing main event at UFC on FX 4 and the nameless UFC 147 card, it’s nice to see a quality PPV worth laying your money down on with UFC 148. But there’s also money to be made in the betting world if you know who to back, who to fade, and how to hedge. Allow me to give you a bit of insight with my comparison betting odds, any props I think will hit, as well as my general confidence in the predictability of the fights.
A week from today the UFC Fan Expo will open its doors to MMA fans from around the world in Las Vegas, Nevada. The colossus two-day Fan Expo will coincide with the biggest UFC thus far this year in UFC 148 and signals in an eight-day stretch packed with MMA action.
Tito Ortiz is a lot of things. He’s brash, cocky, determined, a champion, an icon and now, going into UFC 148, a UFC Hall of Famer. From flipping Shamrock the bird, to Tito is in the house, to Dana is my Bitch, Tito has run the gamut of UFC emotions and realities during his 15 year tenure with the UFC. As that tenure comes to a close, let’s look back at the polarizing moments that made you love Tito Ortiz, and others love to hate him.
Remember when the rumors began to swirl that the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch would be moved to UFC 148? When those rumors finally became a reality the July 7th UFC 148 fight main card looked to be one of, if not the best UFC main card ever. Coinciding with the UFC Fan Expo, the card was in the drives seat for breaking records.
Injuries happen in every sport, they’re unavoidable but what the UFC is currently experiencing is on another level. In the past the UFC has dealt with injuries head on, often putting together better fights than what was originally scheduled. The mounting injuries that the UFC is going through right now have crippled then from doing this and the resulting moves have weakened the upcoming summer cards.
UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta announced over Twitter last night two bouts that are currently in the works. According to Fertitta, Frank Mir (16-5) and Cain Velasquez (9-1) are on course to meet one another in the Octagon, while rivals Tito Ortiz (16-10) and Forrest Griffin (18-7) could be heading for their 3rd fight to round out the trilogy.