The UFC put together a great card for UFC on FOX 24 with great fighters all looking to step up and show that they belong at the top of the promotion but only some could come through with the right performance at the right time.
The UFC is in need of stars but there may be a few that come out of UFC on FOX 24 with a lot of very good fighters taking on some big challenges and putting on some very important fights.
The best game plans can make a massive difference in the biggest promotion in the world but when those game plans aren’t followed properly anything can happen like it did in Melbourne at UFC Fight Night 101.
The UFC travels back to Australia looking to see the return of one of the brightest prospects from the country who tries to get his top prospect status back with a main event from Melbourne.
The UFC saw another rivalry be put to rest after UFC Fight Night 55 when Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold took their war of words into the octagon. It had been two years since Bisping had mentioned that he had beat the former Strikeforce champion while they were training. During an interview Bisping revealed that he and Rockhold had trained together on the mat and that he had forced the then champion to tap. That was stepping over the line for Rockhold as there is an unwritten rule in MMA that you never talk about what happens in a gym.
Fox Sports 1 would once again see a great card for their second fight on the new sports network. With TUF stars on full display the focus would go to the welterweight fight that headlined the entire card. The fight would be against to mean who had faced off before in a week that has been highlighted by rematches.
The UFC returns to Fox Sports 1 for the second time in three weeks to kick off a busy fight week with UFC 164 on Saturday. The second card on the new network will be another good one as a rematch highlights a number of TUF All-Stars that will be sure to provide another night of fireworks. The rematch will be between two great welterweights that are both looking to get to a title fight but have to get through each other first.
The UFC seems to never sit still when it comes to expanding their brand throughout the world. There are the multiple fights outside of the USA and the continuation of expansion into new markets every year. Another way that the UFC is continuing to expand is taking one of their most successful ventures into the international stage. The Ultimate Fighter was a big reason for the growth of the UFC as it brought a whole new group of people into the sport.