The high from last night’s UFC 166 is still running through the veins of MMA fans everywhere. It was the best fight card of the year and arguably the best of all-time, but last night’s UFC 166 was also a dominate performance from the northern California fighters.
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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.
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.
On the eve of one of the biggest MMA events of 2013, we’ve decided it would be appropriate to update the MMA Fighter rankings. While the results of tomorrow’s UFC 162 could have major implications to the rankings, for now we look to the past and the last month of MMA action.
Ok so tonight’s UFC 161 doesn’t have the interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao or the light heavyweight rematch between Shogun Rua and Antônio Rogério Nogueira. What tonight’s UFC 161 does have though are two former light heavyweight champions in the main event and a heavyweight bout that should bring fireworks.
The UFC had wanted to make a big splash on its first trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC 161 and its interim bantamweight title fight. Unfortunately though, injuries to Renan Barao and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira spoiled those plans and completely reshaped the main card.
With Bellator still on summer vacation it was up to the UFC and its fighters to potentially alter this month’s MMA fighter rankings. Since the last rankings came out there were three UFC events resulting in two new fighters breaking into their divisions top 5.
Injuries have done some serious harm to the UFC 161 fight card, yet the show must go on, and with replacements found where possible, we’ve got a pretty serious event lined up. The main event of Barao vs. Wineland scrapped, we have a fight of champions bumped up into the main card spot, as Rashad Evans takes on Dan Henderson.