The third championship bout between heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos happens this weekend at UFC 166. The night’s main event is being called the “final chapter”, but with the state of the division and in all likelihood this will not be the last time these two touch gloves.
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This weekend’s UFC 166 is a night of current and former champions; with title holders from the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator all piling onto one of the best PPVs of the year. Our main event is the rubber match between two outstanding heavyweights, as Cain Velasquez looks to retain his title, taking on the unstoppable Junior Dos Santos. This tilt is worth the price of admission alone, but we’ve got plenty more action to whet the palate.
The UFC returns to Australia this weekend for The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes finale or properly called, UFC on FX 6: TUF Smashes. The card will take place on Saturday in Australia but airs live in the states on Friday, giving fans back to back free UFC events when you include Saturdays TUF 16 finale.
In some tricky scheduling, we have two TUF Finales in two days, with TUF: The Smashes and TUF 16: Carwin vs. Nelson. While Carwin vs. Nelson itself will be put on the shelf due to Carwin’s knee injury, we’re still treated to a solid card with Matt Mitrione stepping in on short notice against Nelson. Being as us American folks missed out of The Smashes, I’ll be combining these two cards into one epic fight report for your reading pleasure, so let’s dig into the massive report.
On the heels of the UFC announcing the TUF 16 cast, the promotion today revealed the cast and teams for next international version of the The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK. The season has been dubbed “The Smashes” and will feature 8 lightweight and 8 welterweight fighters representing Australia and the United Kingdom looking to becoming the next Ultimate Fighter.
The two upcoming seasons of the UFC reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” have finally been given their respective coaches. Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson have been selected as the TUF 16 (TUF on FX) coaches and George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson will helm TUF: Australia vs. United Kingdom.
While the main event might have made your head explode if you were a judge, it was just what us fans needed to cap off the marathon of Zuffa cards. What to make of all these knockouts and upsets though? Let’s take a close look at what transpired and where these guys are headed in the UFC 132 Wrap-up.
What a difference a day makes. Ryan Bader and George Sotiropoulos entered UFC 132 looking to rebound as top contenders in their own respective divisions with seemingly cake matchups. Bader even asked for Tito Ortiz. Why not get back on track with a “warm up” test against one of yesterdays Champions