This past year was yet another really good one for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC introduced the women’s bantamweight division, Champions fell while stars began to rise and promotions like, Bellator, Invicta FC, WSOF and the XFC continued to grow.
Fox Sports has always loved their toys when it comes to bringing fans sports through the TV. The addition of the Phantom Cam is one of those toys that fans of the UFC are greatly benefiting from. OK, maybe greatly is a bit of a reach but how can you not enjoy the below Phantom Cam highlight's from this past weekend's UFC 165?
Rightfully so the UFC 165 main event is getting the majority of the press. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson left it all inside the Octagon and have the ambulance rides to prove it.
And still UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones! Were the words out of the mouth of the UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer following the UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.
The UFC begins their stretch run towards the end of 2013 with Saturday’s dual title fight headlined UFC 165. Over the final three and a half months of 2013 every UFC champion, except Featherweight Jose Also (injury) will be in action across 11 events.
The UFC is betting on Jon Jones becoming the next face of MMA. With Anderson Silva only getting older and GSP openly discussing approaching the end of his career, the UFC needs Jon Jones to be the next face of the MMA. Putting your money behind a young, athletic, well-spoken champion who has dominated his weight class seems like a wise investment.
The UFC 165 thru UFC 168 run to end the year has the potential to the best stretch of fight cards the UFC has ever promoted. The champions fighting on each card are not only some of the best in the world but also some of the most marketable. But is it possible that this stretch of unbelievable fights may not actually be a good thing?
A duel title tilt is a sure way to make me crack open my dusty wallet, and you can be sure DirectTV is getting a little richer at my expense for this Saturday’s UFC 165. The belts on the line are the 205 lb. and 135 lb. honors, as Jon Jones moves closer to breaking Anderson Silva's record-holding titles and Barao looks to ensure his Interim strap becomes the real deal.