UFC Fight Night 65 Preview

It seems like every time the UFC takes a break there is more to talk about than just the massive string of fights ahead.

New Fighter, Champion in Mexico City (UFC 180 Review)

The heavyweight division is one of the most popular in the UFC as it marks the biggest and strongest fighters in the UFC. The champion of the heavyweight division is always a superstar and that is true of Cain Velasquez. The only problem is that Velasquez has not fought since November 2013. A brief break and a series of injuries have kept the champion out of fights and have kept him on the sidelines and unable to defend his belt. The At UFC 180 Velasquez was finally supposed to return to the octagon where he would try to defend his belt against Fabricio Werdum in his father’s home country.

UFC 180 Preview

Another fight card has been changed by injury and as disappointing as it is for another new home of the UFC it has created another interesting fight. The UFC will go to Mexico for the first time ever as Mexico City hosts UFC 180. When the show was created there was a clear plan, as with any other new country, to feature big fighters from Mexico or with Mexican heritage. That was the idea when the UFC put Cain Velasquez on the card to defend his heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum.

A Night of First in Japan (UFC Fight Night 52 Review)

The UFC travelled to Japan once again as they brought the show to where MMA got its start. They would feature a fighter that had spent his fair share of time in Japan while fighting through the early days of the sport. In those days there were really no other places to fight other than Japan. The country brought MMA to a new level, one that made the fighters superstars and paid them well. In the USA at the time MMA was still a basement bawl type of sport that got little recognition in the public.

UFC Fight Night 52 Preview

The UFC will continue to showcase one of the most exciting divisions in the sport as two more heavyweights face-off in the octagon. Las weekend Andrei Arlovski announced his return to the division in beating Antonio Silva. For the win Arlovski moved up the rankings to #7 as he is ready to come for the title. He will have plenty to go through to get there though including the two heavyweights that will headline UFC Fight Night 52. Roy Nelson, ranked #8, and Mark Hunt, ranked #6, have been working their way up the rankings for a while now.

Going all out Down Under (UFC Fight Night 33 Review)

The UFC is beginning the end of another year of fights where they would travel to even more places and have more fights than ever before. With UFC Fight Night 33 marking the last free fight of the year the UFC would take one more trip this time to Australia. Australia has become a bit of a home away from home for the UFC with plenty of great fighters and an appetite for MMA.

UFC Fight Night 33 Preview

The UFC goes back to Australia for UFC Fight Night for a fight that will feature two fighters trying to get back on track. Getting a title shot is a tough thing as the UFC is always producing more challengers in every division. Fighters are constantly coming in and are always getting better making a sustained run at a title a tough task. Fighters have to navigate a minefield of fighters to put together enough wins to earn a title shot.

Game changers in Vegas (UFC 160 Review)

Las Vegas has been the centre of UFC for years with most of their older fights taking place in the casinos on the strip. The UFC is also headquartered in Vegas and so the UFC looks to continue putting on good fights to reward the city that opened the door for them first.

UFC 160 Preview

The Heavyweight division in the UFC has had plenty of changes over the last few years as it has changed hands six times since 2008. As if the talent in the UFC wasn’t already great the promotion has continued to add top contenders into the division. The influx of talent added to the talent that is already in the division has made the heavyweights one of the toughest groups in the UFC.

Pride Returns (UFC on Fuel TV 8 Review)

The UFC would head to Japan for the first time in 2013 and the second time in as many years with one main purpose. They would return to Japan to bring back the glory of Japanese MMA when it was at it’ height. The UFC would bring back the Pride Fighting Championship to Japan by bringing back some of the brightest Pride stars.

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