Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 is all about the night’s main card and more importantly the final two bouts. The two middleweight fights slotted in co-main and main event could determine the next fighter in line for a title shot or set up a potential number one contenders bout between the two winners.
A return to Brazil will bring out the best and brightest of the nation for UFC Fight Night 36 that is sure to pack plenty of finishes across the board. In our main event, Lyoto Machida will continue his strong work at Middleweight as he faces Gegard Mousasi. These two were champions within the UFC and Strikeforce 205lb divisions at the same time, yet both lost their belts before the merger and the potential dream bout that would have come to fruition.
In the middle of a marathon stretch of MMA, the UFC hit up Brazil with a card full of unknowns. Even if I couldn't tell the Silvas from the Souzas from the Silverios, there were a few guys who caught my eye, for better or worse. Here's where my mind was at during a ho-hum evening of combat.
The UFC is once again raking up the frequent flyer miles as they return to Brazil for tomorrows UFC Fight Night 28. If you’re thinking to yourself didn't we just do this, the answer would be yes because UFC Fight Night 28 is the third UFC event in the last seven days.
The UFC made its second trip to Brazil this year for tonight’s 13 bout UFC on FX 8 fight card. Headlined by an important middleweight bout featuring Vitor Belfort, who also in the main event of Brazilian card back in January.
The main scale for today’s UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins must have been slightly off from the one backstage because several of the fighters needed the towel in order to make weight. Factor in the handful of fighters that took an inordinately long time to get on the scale and today’s festivities seemed to go on forever.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the UFC Octagon has seen any action but that’s soon to change as the promotion returns to Brazil this weekend for the UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold. Like previous cards held in Brazil, UFC on FX 8 is filled with Brazilian fighters from top to bottom.