Another night and another title on the line as the UFC rolls into Fight City USA with an outstanding UFC 160 fight card. Our main event is a rematch you wouldn’t expect, yet one that is hard to argue against, as Cain Velasquez faces Antonio Silva for the second time. Silva was destroyed in their last fight, but a win over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem paved his way to another chance at a win over Velasquez. The gold at the end of the rainbow just sweetens the pot.
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The historic day is finally here and all the hype and talk leading up to UFC 157 will give way to the action. The first preliminary fight takes place on Facebook at approximately 3:45pm PT / 6:45pm ET before they are completed on FX. The UFC 157 main card which is headlined by the first ever women’s bout inside the UFC Octagon will air on PPV starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.
The majority of the talk surrounding this Saturday’s UFC 157 has been about the first ever women’s MMA about and Ronda Rousey. This is not a bad thing at all as it brings some much-needed attention to women who compete in the sport. There is however more fights than just the UFC 157 main event and some of them are pretty good too.
This weekend brings yet another solid two days of Mixed Martial Arts action with Bellator 69 Friday and Strikeforce on Saturday. The two cards each bring to the table some very important bouts, including one title fight, two tournament finals and a tournament semifinal. For members of the Spang family, two bouts will in particular will hold more importance than the others, as the Spang brothers Andreas and Chris fight on separate cards this weekend.
As this train wreck of a Heavyweight Grand Prix comes to a close, it really helps you appreciate that Bellator can put on so many snag-free tournaments. Through a slew of injuries, both real and painfully fake, and a great deal of completely random alternates, we arrive at Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier, with the winner being locked in the forever stasis of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Division.
Airing their prelims for the first time on Showtime Extreme, Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine kicked off their 2012 year with the full card airing on free TV. To take in one step further its a free preview weekend for showtime so even if you don’t have Showtime there is no excuse to NOT watch tonight’s card.
From the HRH Lounge inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino today was the Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine weigh-ins. The small lounge was jam packed with fans that were all standing huddled up around the media area directly in front on the stage. All but one fighter made weight on their first attempt with Nah-Shon Burrell needing an extra hour to drop the extra pound.
The first Strikeforce event of the year kicks off the 2012 year for ZUFFA with Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the promotions was saved by a late new deal with Showtime, the promotion looks to re-build and re-tool.