Another night and another title on the line as the UFC rolls into Fight City USA with an outstanding UFC 160 fight card. Our main event is a rematch you wouldn't expect, yet one that is hard to argue against, as Cain Velasquez faces Antonio Silva for the second time. Silva was destroyed in their last fight, but a win over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem paved his way to another chance at a win over Velasquez. The gold at the end of the rainbow just sweetens the pot.
MMA has been on hiatus for the first third of the month and fight fans addicted to the sport are starting to going through withdraws. Thankfully those of you suffering from the shakes get your fix this with Friday’s MFC 37. Things begin to pick up from there as there will be two UFC events as well as LFC 20.
It didn't work the first time around, but the rally for Mark Hunt scored a win on try number two. Fans of the “Super Samoan” will finally get their wish when Hunt takes on the former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160.
Heading into the final two fights of last night’s slow moving UFC on FUEL TV 8, the event looked destined to be a flop. Eight consecutive decisions including 4 split decisions had the fans inside the Saitama Super Arena and watching at home extremely restless. UFC President Dana White said it best when he tweeted “Next two fights hopefully save the night. BRUTAL!”
The UFC returns to the Land of the Rising Sun tonight with the UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann. Also returning to Japan is MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, who will be in the night’s five round non-title main event against Brian Stann.
After a long absence from the Japanese market, the UFC returns the Saitama, Japan with the UFC on FUEL TV 8 this weekend for the second time in just over a year. Also making a return to Japan will be Wanderlei Silva who is headlining the card along with Brian Stann.
Another week of UFC action, and you can't argue about the UFC on FUEL TV 8 card not being of PPV quality. This installment features important fights in the Middleweight division with Stann, Wandy, Okami and Lombard all in the mix. Plus we get the return of Diego Sanchez, and much more.