Lightweight Rages on After Denver (UFC 150 Review)

The UFC began their stretch of title fights on Saturday as the Lightweight title was up for grabs in yet another rematch for the division. The Light weight division in the UFC has stood above most as one of the most competitive divisions.

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UFC 144 Preview

The UFC continues to expand throughout the world as they have already conquered North America, aside from New York, and Great Britain. A number of fights in Europe and Brazil have also shown that the UFC is willing to go anywhere to showcase the sport. Along the way the UFC has gone to a number of places that are crazy for the sport of MMA including Toronto, which Dana White called the Mecca of MMA, Brazil, the birthplace of modern MMA, and of course Britain, the birthplace of the bar fight.

UFC Makes an Impression

The UFC took a massive step this past weekend as they held their first ever event on a major TV Network. This is the biggest step the UFC has taken as they moved from their partnership with Spike TV and into a brand new partnership with Fox. Fox is one of the largest networks in North America and entering into the contract gave the UFC access to more people than they had ever had before.

UFC on Fox Preview

The UFC will take one of their biggest steps with UFC on Fox that could propel them into the forefront of professional sports. The UFC signed a deal earlier in the year with Fox that will promise to change the standing of the UFC. This deal will be is so important because it is the UFC’s first deal with a major television network that will show their fights as well as a number of new programs to feature the sport.

Plenty of Thrills in Milwaukee

The UFC went to Milwaukee for their 5th Live on Versus event and it turned out to be better than many of the Pay Per View events. With 7 total finishes in the card there was enough great action to keep you interested and that including the main event. Before the fight Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle were both essentially preparing to fight for their lives. With rumours swirling around Dan Hardy it seemed as though Hardy would be cut from the UFC roster if he lost to Lytle. With Hardy losing his last three fights and not looking great in all three he was on the brink of never fighting in the UFC again. As his last chance he was given a shot against UFC veteran Chris Lytle in order to get back into the conversation in the welterweight. Meanwhile Chris Lytle seemed to be looking to get to the top of the welterweight division after a long career that has had its ups and downs. This was not the case however as just before the weigh-ins Lytle announced that he would be leaving the UFC after this fight to focus on his family life

UFC Live 5 Preview

UFC will go to Milwaukee for UFC Live 5 on Sunday August 14th for the end of their Sunday night events, at least while the NFL is back. The live events may not have the biggest names or any title fights in them, aside from UFC Live 6, but these events do have some of the more intriguing fights in the UFC. Many of the UFC Live Events are proving grounds for newer fighters to prove they belong in the UFC. It’s also an avenue for some veteran fighters to make their way up the ladder and possibly become the #1 contender in their division. UFC Live 5 will have a bunch of these stories attached to it and it all comes down to the main event between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle.

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