OK so the last UFC Fight Night 25 was a bit of a lackluster card, and the UFC coming up in England has gotten beat up for main eventing with Chris Leben, but from now until the end of the year, the UFC is putting out some product!
This coming weekend is the UFC 135, with the main event being Jon Jones defending his lightheavyweight title against Quinton Jackson.
Jones in my opinion has more to prove. Yes, he has looked spectacular, but when Joe Rogan called him the best talent to ever be in the UFC? Joe sounded retarded. Granted he has taken out some very good competition, but he has less than 15 fights. I want to see what he does on a slow day.
On October 1st the UFC has a smaller event on Versus, though the main event of Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson is intriguing.
Then on October 8th, the UFC headlines with their 155 lb champion Frankie Edgar, completing a trilogy with Gray Maynard. Granted the first two fights were stalemates and could be called boring, but a three fight series for a title are the stuff history is made of.
At the end of October, the UFC headlines with the Georges St Pierre versus Carlos Condit main event. The card also features Nick Diaz, who I think will garner more attention than anyone in his bout with BJ Penn. I’m going on record stating he will beat BJ too.
Then on the fifth of november the UFC returns to England, and that card is considered flat. But after that they return with more bang.
The UFC goes firmly into overdrive with the November 12th card on FOX. They put the heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in a very tough fight with Junior Dos Santos for their first appearance on network TV.
A week later, in Toronto they headline with Cung Le versus Vitor Belfort. Nice match.
Then they return in early December with the finale of the Ultimate Fighter, with the final between Michael Bisping and Jason Miller. We will see how the lower weight classes featured on the show shape up, but the always make for exciting fights.
Then they return to Toronto on December 10th with a show headlined by Frank Mir and Big Nog, and Tito Ortiz and Lil Nog.
Finally, on December 30th they close the year out in style with the return of Brock Lesnar, who will be taking on Alistair Overeem.
It is an amazing run of MMA, and will be worth watching.