Yesterday was not a good day to be a UFC fighter. According to multiple sources a staggering 16 fighters were handed their walking papers by the promotion. Among the mass exodus was the former welterweight contender Jon Fitch who prior to his release was ranked #9 on the newest UFC rankings.
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If the FOX executives had a thing against blood then they really didn’t like tonight’s UFC on FOX 6. Nasty Elbows turned unlucky fighters into a bloody mess that would have made any horror movie director proud. It was the flyweights that headlined UFC on FOX 6 but the featherweights and lightweights stole the show.
It seems like these FOX cards have been getting special treatment as yet again Saturday’s UFC on FOX 6 looks stacked. Headlining the card will be the flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson as he makes his first title defense against The Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson.
The UFC on Fox series has been heating up with their stacked television cards and this weekend’s UFC on FOX 6 is no exception to the rule. We have the first defense of the Flyweight title on hand for our main event, as champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson takes on TUF 14 winner John Dodson, who will look to be the third TUF winner to take a title in the UFC.
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.