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.
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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.
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.
The UFC returns to Toronto, Canada tonight for UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort with a 12 bout fight card from the Air Canada Centre. The stacked card is a welcome sight after the long hiatus between UFC fight cards. Along with the main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort the night co-main event features the first ever UFC flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson.
If the stare downs at yesterdays UFC 152 press conference were any indication, today’s weigh-ins should be very interesting. After taking to the media the fighters from the top three bouts on the UFC 152 fight card squared off and Michael Bisping and Brain Stann stole the show with a very intense face off.
Its been awhile, but finally we have a UFC event on our hands to introduce a new 8-bit poster to with this weekends UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort. The Event consists of three featured bouts that include two championship belts on the line.
Wipe away the cobwebs and shake off rust because Saturday is UFC 152 and that means its fight week. It’s been nearly six weeks since the Octagon saw any action and for the UFC that’s an eternity. UFC 152 brings the promotion back to Canada for the second time in 2012, this time they are in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.
In the wake of the disaster that was UFC 151, the UFC will look to rebound with a stellar card, featuring two title fights and several potential number one contender bouts at UFC 152. Jon Jones will be the star of the show, though his star is certainly tarnished as of late, as he takes on the always game Vitor Belfort. Also, we’ll close out the UFC Flyweight tournament, as Joseph Benavidez takes on Demetrious Johnson to crown the first ever UFC Flyweight Champion.