The last 45 days have been odd to say the least for the UFC and Strikeforce. The two ZUFFA owned promotions have continued to be hit with injuries, each have had to cancel an event and the UFC has witnessed fighters actually turning down fights. The latter of which started this bizarre world the UFC has been living in for the past month and a half and other fighters appear to be following suit.
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It was such a surprise to see the champ Jon Jones, be so close to losing his title in a matter of seconds to Vitor Belfort. Yet the champion somehow managed to pull out of the submission attempt and end up winning in the later rounds with one of his own. It was a fight that ended up a lot closer than expected and after watching his solid performance it begs the question, how would Vitor Belfort fair if he did indeed stay at 205?
In his first appearance inside the Octagon since UFC 97, Vinny Magalhaes earned his first UFC victory in an impressive performance against Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152. Magalhaes is a world champion grappler who has been working his striking ever since his abrupt departure after The Ultimate Fighter season 8. Pokrajac entered the fight riding a three fight winning streak and has shown vicious striking that could have proven to be too much to handle for Magalhaes.
Now that the LONG awaited UFC 152 is over, some may be wondering where do some of the winners go now. Overall UFC 152 was very good, from the beginning preliminaries through most of the Pay Per View main card, we had several good finishes and one near HUGE upset.
Last night the UFC returned not only to Toronto, Canada for UFC 152 but a return to action after a long six weeks absence. Not only were the fans hungry for some fighters but the fighters themselves were also ready to get back into the Octagon, as evident by their performances last night.
Maybe it was the fact the UFC hasn’t held an event in quite a while but tonight’s UFC 152 delivered a solid night of fights that made it tough to predict the Fight Night Bonuses.
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.