Leaving it all in Houston (UFC 192 Review)

It was supposed to be a night to highlight the welterweight and light heavyweight title races but all that changed a day before UFC 192.

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There will be plenty on the line as the UFC travels to Houston for UFC 192 with three big fights that will all have a big impact on the titles in two weight divisions.

The Spider Returns in Vegas (UFC 183 Review)

UFC 183 was the chance for everyone to see the return of Anderson Silva and, to a lesser extent, the return of Nick Diaz. Both men had been out of the octagon for over a year, albeit for much different reasons. Silva was coming off of a broken leg that forced him out for just over a year while Diaz had decided not to return to the UFC unless he was able to get a big name fight. Both were making their return to the octagon to plenty of fanfare and in essence the matchup was between two very different people.

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The UFC has started their year off with some massive fights but UFC 183 will be one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Most of the excitement has been built due to the return of the most dominant champion in UFC history. Anderson Silva was the most dominant fighter to ever step into the octagon winning the middleweight title in his second fight in the UFC.

Something to Prove in Macao (UFC Fight Night 48 Review)

The UFC sick bay is constantly full with fighters continuing to get injured at a rapid pace and putting many of the events in jeopardy. Just recently one of the biggest fights of the year between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took a turn for the worst. First Gustafsson was hurt and dropped out of the fight to be replaced by Daniel Cormier. Just as Cormier and Jones were unleashing press conference fights and off-air insults during interviews making the fight still extremely appealing Jon Jones was hurt. The fight was moved to the next year as the UFC waits for Jones to recover but it was a perfect expression of the issues facing the UFC and the fighters.

Dominance in BC (UFC 174 Review)

There is nothing more entertaining than a division that has plenty of turnover at the top of the division with any number of fighters having the possibility of winning the title. It makes the division much more entertaining when a champion goes into a title defence with a lot of doubt. That is not always the case in the UFC though as dominant champions are more common for the promotion. There are a number of divisions that have seen some dominant champions rule over the division and make it more about the question of who can beat the title holder rather than the amount of talent in the division.

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The UFC continues to grow throughout the world as it reaches a plateau in North America and it seems like every year there is a new country getting in on the action. Whether it was the American fighters in the 1990s when the UFC started or the influx of Brazilians later in the decade. There has always been a country that seems to take over the UFC for at least a year if not more. That is happening once again as this year may be the time that Russian fighters take over the UFC.

New Champ in Big D (UFC 171 Review)

The welterweight division was a bit of a mystery heading into UFC 171 as there was not champion with the rule of Georges St. Pierre over. A lot would be figured out at the fight though when the last #1 contender for the title would look to make good on a second chance while taking on a legend who was hoping his return to the UFC would be topped off by winning a title.

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The welterweight division went from one of the most in control divisions in the UFC to becoming one of the most exciting. The Welterweight division was one of the few divisions that was ruled by one living legend that could seemingly never be beat. Georges St. Pierre was among the greatest fighters in the history of the UFC and was constantly mentioned alongside Anderson Silva as the best pound for pound fighters in the UFC. Then the end of 2013 would happen and the pound for pound list was thrown into disarray.

More Questions than Answers at UFC 167 (UFC 167 Review)

On November 12, 1993 in front of 2,800 people a new sport would take its first step in the larger sports world. The event would be UFC 1 and would be the first event ever held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It would be a tournament made up of eight fighters from different martial arts disciplines to try and determine the greatest martial arts discipline in the world. In one night these eight fighters would look to win a tournament and become the first ever UFC champion.

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