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.
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Amidst everything else going on, the UFC has themselves a busy day today with the UFC on FX 6 taking place in Australia and The Ultimate Fighter 16 finale weigh-ins. All 24 fighters made weight today for tomorrow’s event that will crown The Ultimate Fighter 16 welterweight winner.
Not only is The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale taking place this weekend but the second international version of the reality shot, TUF: Smashes will also be holding their finale in Australia. With the time difference the Australian card airs on Friday, while the domestic TUF 16 finale will air live on Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It’s Friday night and the weekend is locked and loaded with MMA action, starting with the UFC on FX 4 from Atlantic City, New Jersey. This free card is headlined by a lightweight five round non-title main event between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard in a battle to stay above water in the 155 pound division.
The fighters for tomorrows UFC on FX 4 took to the scale tonight inside the same venue they will be fighting tomorrow and all but one of the 24 fighters successfully made weight. Preliminary card fighter C.J. Keith weighed in at 157 pounds for his lightweight bout with Ramsey Nijem and will be fined a hefty 20% of his purse.
With all the complaining about Saturdays UFC 147 let’s not forget about Friday’s UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Coming off last month’s UFC on FOX event, it’s the promotions second trip to the state of New Jersey in less than two months.