Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos are the class of the heavyweight division in mixed martial arts. They have proven thus far that they are head and shoulders above the competition. As a result, they will be fighting each other for the third time in two years at this weekend’s UFC 166. This is a product of their superiority combined with the overall lack of depth in the heavyweight division.
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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.
UnCut Sports show Rundown – Anthony Pettis was quickly granted his wish to fight featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Dana White confirmed that the two will meet on August 3rd of this year for the UFC Featherweight Championship. So where does this leave Frankie Edgar who has decided that he will not rejoin the ranks of the UFC’s Lightweights.
The final Strikeforce event started off without any big surprises but would end with a new welterweight champion being crowned. The promotion last upset saw Tarec Saffiedine grind and leg kick his way to a unanimous decision over champion Nate Marquardt.
It was fun while it lasted! While I’m sad to see Strikeforce ride off into the sunset, I’m happy to see they managed to hold their final card together long enough to give everyone a great send-off. With the winners being assured a place in the UFC, we can expect some tooth-and-nail encounters on Saturday.