Just a week removed from one of the best fight cards of the year the UFC head’s to the UK for UFC Fight Night 30. Original the UK’s favorite fighter Michael Bisping was set to headline opposite Mark Munoz but an eye injury removed the Count and in stepped former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
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Saturday afternoon the UFC makes its first appearance on the fledgling Fox Sports 2 with its UFC Fight Night 30. With a number of mediocre fight cards taking place over the weekend, on paper the UFC appears to have the best of the bunch. But similarly to its predecessor in the Fight Night timeline, UFC Fight Night 29, this card is void of top matchups where a true number one contender may emerge.
UFC 166 will be a hard act to follow, but the best and brightest of English MMA are up to the task and looking to make a name for themselves at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 30. Our main event is a case of a fight cancellation’s replacement being better than the original, as Michael Bisping is replaced by Lyoto Machida in a Middleweight tilt.
Last night’s UFC 163 was a surprisingly decent night of fights considering the lack of names, and one which produced both shock and awe at times.
In the final preliminary bout before the UFC 163 main card, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh stunned the Brazilian crowd with a 14 second knockout of their countryman Vinny Magalhaes.
It seems like the UFC is in Brazil every other month these days but unlike the typical free card when in Brazil, tomorrow’s UFC 163 is a PPV event. The fight card has taken a serious beating due to injuries and while it still has a title fight at the top, the UFC 163 main card overall is pretty thin.
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.