Not All Things Change in Seattle (UFC on Fox 5 Review)

The UFC went to Seattle on Saturday in a fight card that could easily change the future of the UFC. It was not a fight that would change the path of the company like UFC 100 or UFC on Fox 1 would but for three weight classes it would determine the near future. For the Light Heavyweight and Welterweight divisions UFC on Fox 5 would show the future take on the past. In both fights a young up and coming star would take on the old guard in an attempt to show everyone that the new breed was ready to take over.

UFC on Fox 5 Preview

The UFC continues its deal with the Fox sports channels this weekend and like usual the free fight looks to be better than most pay per views. The UFC has been stuck in a pattern as of late as they have regularly put together great free fight cards and when it comes to the paid fights they tend to fall short.

The Rivalry is Just Beginning (UFC 145 Review)

The UFC has seen its’ share of rivalries over the years and many of them have been in the ultra competitive Light Heavyweight division. The last great rivalry was the longtime hatred between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz who simply did not like each other.

UFC 145 Preview

The UFC has seen its fair share of bitter rivalries over the year and all have led to some great fights and some great storylines. Whether it is Shamrock-Ortiz, Liddell-Ortiz, or Sonnen-Silva rivalries drive the sport with fans divided and debates started. At UFC 145 the UFC may introduce the next great rivalry in the sport when Jon Jones will defend his Light Heavyweight Title against his now archrival Rashad Evans.

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.

UFC 133 Preview

In another change Rashad Evans, who dropped out of an earlier fight due to injury, will now face Tito Ortiz instead of Phil Davis. For both fighters this was a good change as they both really want this fight. Rashad Evans has been slowly climbing the light heavyweight ladder after losing the belt and is now back among the top fighters in the division. Tito Ortiz is beginning to finally get back into the debate after a bad start.

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