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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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.
Ultimate Fighter 15 winner Michael Chiesa was looking to improve to 10-0 in front of the fans in his home state of Washington at last night’s UFC on FOX 8. His opponent was the veteran Jorge Masvidal, who was a serious step up in competition for Chiesa.
The UFC returns to free TV this weekend with UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga in Seattle, Washington. The fight card has seen over a half-dozen changes to it but overall the UFC on FOX 8 card still holds its own amongst past FOX cards.
It’s about time our cable bill got a break, with UFC bringing a solid card to UFC on Fox this Saturday. Our main event features the intriguing match-up between Mighty Mouse and relative newcomer John Moraga in a Flyweight tilt, with Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger in the Co-main slot to make cases for a shot at GSP. We’ve got plenty of action to cover, so check out my analysis for the night.
This year was filled with great comebacks in fights, but one fighter defiantly stuck out when it comes to a career comeback. Jamie Varner went from losing in local shows in 2011, and practically calling it quits to winning two fights he was the heavy underdog for in the UFC, and almost a third in a fight of the night performance.
The UFC closed out the 2012 year with tonight’s UFC 155 and while the card had its highs and lows, the final two bouts ended things in style. Live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised across Facebook, FX and PPV tonight’s UFC 155 saw former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez avenge his loss to Junior Dos Santos to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship.
The time has come, 2012 is nearing its end and Saturdays UFC 155 closes out a strange year for the MMA promotion. Headlined by the heavyweight championship bout between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and filled with 11 other fights, UFC 155 looks to end the year on a high note.