In the midst of all the promotion surrounding UFC 165 last week, Dana White made an interesting statement that the loser of the Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem fight at UFC 167 in November would likely be cut. While it would never be promoted as such by the UFC, this fight has essentially become, as wrestling fans would phrase it, a “Loser Leaves Town” match.
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A solid night of fights all around at tonight’s UFC 164. There was plenty of high quality action in the cage across all weight classes. A belt changed hands, contenders were set on track, and we learned a lot about several fighters, old and new.
Following Wednesday Fight Night 27 event, the UFC makes a quick turnaround for tomorrow’s UFC 164 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of the Harley Davidson Hometown Showdown. Headlining the fight card is the UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson looking to avenge his loss to Anthony Pettis back at WEC 53.
There has been a fair bit of controversy surrounding the UFC 164 main event, but whether or not the matchmaking is suspect, the match itself is sure to be magnificent. Years removed from their last outing, Henderson and Pettis are back to see whose come the farthest since WEC closed their doors, and it’s anyone’s guess who will hold the belt at night’s end.
There isn’t a UFC event this weekend but the promotion has stayed busy cranking out fight announcements at an incredible rate. The UFC has events four events planned for August and the flood gates have opened upon these fight cards.
After every event MMA Fans and even some Media will make outlandish claims of a certain fight or the entire event being the “best/worst of the year/all-time” and last night’s UFC on FOX 7 was no different. As the card headed into the co-main and main event UFC on FOX 7 was being called the best card of the year all over the internet. Hard to blame them though, 8 of the first 10 fights ended within the first two rounds via knockout and you know how much fans love the knockout.
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.
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.