Just days after the UFC announced that Jose Aldo, the UFC featherweight champion would be taking on Erik Koch in the UFC 149 main event, tickets for the event will go on sale this week. The event will take place Saturday, July 21st from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and will be the promotions first trip to Calgary.
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Another breakdown from UFC on Fox 3, this time, submission specialist Rousimar Palhares squares off with the well rounded Alan Belcher Saturday night. Both fighters are on three fight winning streaks, but one of them will step into the rarified air of title contention with a victory. The loser faces a lengthy climb back out of the middle of the pack.
Many UFC fighters don’t make it past three consecutive losses, let alone four but the Japanese Judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama has done just that. After winning his UFC debut against Alan Belcher at UFC 100, the fighter known as “sexyama” has lost his last four bouts. Though he’s survived the unemployment line thus far, things aren’t getting any easier for him, but that’s nothing new.
The time has finally arrived, UFC 144: Japan marks the return of the UFC to the land of the rising sun. Bringing with them is a five bout preliminary card and a stacked seven deep main card airing on pay per view. The night will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between the champ Frankie Edgar against the former WEC champ, Benson Henderson.
The UFC returns to the land of the rising sun this weekend with a card that has a little bit of everything for those in attendance as well as the viewers watching on TV. Headlined by a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson, UFC 144 also has former Pride stars and several of the promotions top Japanese fighters.
The last time the UFC was in Japan, Tito Ortiz won a fight with a neck crank. The sport has come a long way. To reintroduce the Japanese market to American MMA, the UFC has brought a title fight to their shores; pitting Frankie Edgar against Benson Henderson is a FOTY candidate. Why not make some cash while we’re enjoying the fights though?
Days into the month on February the first major event of the month is just hours away from kicking off. The month has many top matchups to excite fans but with Bellator’s not starting until next month and no Strikeforce this month it just leaves the three UFC events to choose from. While the three events hold plenty of top fight, here are the top five fights in February.
Anderson Silva is the king of the MMA middleweight division and the best pound for pound fighter in the world. He disposed two opponents this year alone, one by dazzling face kicks, the other by sheer dominance to avenge his last loss by beating Yushin Okami last August.