The UFC has been very busy having just finished holding three events in eight days but it seems as one event closes they announce yet another one. This time Northern California fans were the lucky recipients as the UFC announced yesterday they will hold the final UFC on FOX card of 2013 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on December 14th.
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It’s about time our cable bill got a break, with UFC bringing a solid card to UFC on Fox this Saturday. Our main event features the intriguing match-up between Mighty Mouse and relative newcomer John Moraga in a Flyweight tilt, with Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger in the Co-main slot to make cases for a shot at GSP. We’ve got plenty of action to cover, so check out my analysis for the night.
On August 4th the UFC on FOX will bring the promotion back to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the first time in over two years with a light heavyweight main event between former champion Shogun Rua and Brandon Vera. Rua was also the headliner the last time the UFC was at the Staples Center back at UFC 104 on October 24th, 2009. Though he lost a close and controversial decision to Lyoto Machida, he would later defeat Machida to capture UFC gold.
Saturday night marks the third time that the UFC will broadcast on Fox Nationally with the UFC on FOX 3. We’ve already looked at the main event, so today this time; we’re going to look at the heavyweight slugfest on the card. There are few fights in this sport where you know beforehand what you’re going to get. This time, you know. When Barry and Johnson step into the cage, two men will slug it out until one man is separated from his consciousness.
In the first part of 2010 Pascal Krauss could be found atop many “Top Prospects” list and with a 9-0 record and all of his wins coming by way of submission or knockout, the young 22 year-old German appeared to be a sure lock as the best fighter to not fight inside the octagon. Then in August 2010 he signed with the UFC and shortly after made his debut, in his home country of Germany versus Mark Scanlon. The fight earned both fighters “Fight of The Night” bonuses with Krauss coming out victorious via unanimous decision.
Just over a week ago Brock Lesnar retired from MMA after being systematically taken apart by Alistair Overeem inside the first round. At this point Alistair’s win was overshadowed by Lesnar’s retirement from the sport, and the drama of the UFC losing one of its biggest PPV earners. There has been much fuss about the loss of the former champion but we offer up three reasons to calm down.
With back to back events being held in California the Athletic commission has been working overtime this week. Today the CSAC released its medical suspensions as well as the fighter’s salaries for the UFC on FOX event.
Brazilian domination is a simple phrase to explain the championship picture in the UFC right now. At Saturday’s UFC on FOX, Junior dos Santos added to the impressive list of Brazilian born champions in the UFC with his stunning 1st round TKO of former champion, Cain Velasquez. While some fans were not happy with the 64 seconds of an hour-long program, dos Santos was emotional after the victory, shedding tears before and during his post-fight interview.