Domination in Montreal (UFC 186 Review)

It was a rough run up to UFC 186 in Montreal as so many fighters were taken off of the card for so many reasons.

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2014 was a rough year for UFC fans in two of the country’s biggest UFC hotbeds as they went the entire year without a fight.

Divisions line up in Chicago (UFC on Fox 6 Review)

The Flyweight division is one of the youngest divisions in the UFC and at UFC on Fox the first title defence would take full focus. The Flyweight title fight would be the main event of the sixth fight on Fox but there would plenty more at stake in this free card. Every fight in the main card would be an important one for all involved as every divisions would see their next contenders step up.

UFC on Fox 6 Preview

The Flyweight division is one of the new divisions in the UFC and has only had one champion since it entered the UFC. The lightest weight division was made to showcase the smaller fighters in the division who were too small to fight in the Bantamweight division. The Flyweights would also represent a weight class that would bring plenty of excitement to make up for the lack of knockouts in the lighter weights.

Henderson is Big in Japan (UFC 144 Review)

The UFC made their return to Japan on one of the longest Pay-per-View fight cards ever with 7 fights on the main card. The UFC decided to make a big impact in their first trip to Japan since 2000 as they looked to break in to one of the biggest fight markets in the world. Japan has always been one of the centres for the MMA world with some of the biggest promotions in the world.

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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.

The Future is Now

The saying goes “You are not a champion until you defend your belt” and this is what Jon Jones, the youngest UFC champion in UFC history, was faced with. The Light Heavyweight championship had exchanged hands more than any other belt in recent history as since Chuck Liddell had it only one fight has ever defended it successfully. In the era of GSPs and Silvas the fact that a championship could change hands so much is almost unthinkable. The Light Heavyweight division is one of the most competitive in the UFC but when Jon Jones beat Mauricio Rua for the belt many believed it was the beginning of the Light Heavyweight lockdown. Jones had a challenge ahead of him however as the champion would take on the last man to defend the belt successfully in Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

What 2 Watch (Sept. 23-25)

The second week of What 2 Watch features a jam packed weekend full of great action in the sports world. The NFL has a number of great matchups but the oldest rivalry in the league will be the focal point. NCAA is also underway and the marquee matchup will be between two ranked teams that can reshape the Top 25. Meanwhile the CFL is on the other side of their league as they continue their playoff push as they move out to the East Coast for their annual Touchdown Atlantic Game.

No Love Lost in Philly

The UFC made their way back to Philadelphia for UFC 133 but did not have any title fights, although that didn’t deter the fighters from putting on a show. The main event had been changed multiple times as Rashad Evans got a new opponent almost every month. It finally stopped with Tito Ortiz who accepted the fight 8 days after his last fight. The change turned out to be a great matchup as it was the rematch that both fighters had wanted after their first fight. At UFC 73 Ortiz and Evans had faced off and fought to a draw as Ortiz looked like he was going to win until he had a point taken away for grabbing the fence. The draw did not sit well with either fighter and UFC 133 was their chance to avenge the draw and prove who the better fighter is. With Evans out of the ring for 14 months and Ortiz just recently getting his first win in 3 years both fighters were ready to come out and prove that they belong at the top of the light heavyweight division.

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