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Scott Swerbinsky



Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship are in for a treat this evening. UFC 129 takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will be the organization’s biggest event. Literally. Fifty five thousand tickets were sold and it’s going to be electric inside of the Rogers Centre.

For the fans at home, you will also be able to see every single fight on the card. Facebook is showing five fights starting at 6pm. After that, you’ll need to tune into SpikeTV for two more prelim fights. The Pay Per View will have a new start time of 9pm and there you will be able to enjoy the main card.



Scott Swerbinsky



UF C 128 has come and gone and what a night it was. The fight card was pretty good and the action was intense. A new champion was crowned and that was easily the highlight of the night.

In the preview of the light heavyweight title fight, I thought Shogun Rua should have been the favorite Over Jon Jones and I also thought he had an edge almost everywhere. I was wrong and knew that even before the fight started. Yours truly knew that Shogun was in trouble when they had their stare down right before the bell sounded.



Scott Swerbinsky



Live from Newark, New Jersey, The Ultimate Fighting Championship will put on its latest pay per view card. It takes a lot for me to criticize some the fight cards and I have a hard time doing so but the last few events have been average at best and that’s being very friendly.

UFC 128 has a few of my personal favorite fighters and that has me ready for some octagon action this evening. Let’s take a look at a few of the fights that will take place live from the Prudential Center.

Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Jon “Bones” Jones



Scott Swerbinsky



UFC 126 is in the books. I think I need to stop hyping up these cards. Going into the event I thought it could easily be one the best cards we would see in 2011. It had all the potential in the world. Once the fights started, all that went out the window. I was let down as I’m sure a lot of other fight fans were also. The card was boring, there was no true “fight of the night”, and it was just flat out a bad night of mixed martial arts action. Actually a lack of action.

The main event ended with a highlight reel knockout that was much needed. Anderson Silva retained his middleweight title with a beautiful kick to Vitor Belfort’s chin that saved the night. A straight kick right on the button was one of the most amazing knockouts you will ever see. Before that, neither guy did a thing for the first three minutes of the first round. Then in an instance, it was all over.



Scott Swerbinsky


The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is the home to this evening’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event.  UFC 126 has the star power to make this one of the best fight cards that we have seen in some time. There are three fights that could easily be a main event.  One title fight,  four former champions, and a few guys that will be champions in the near future.

When the WEC and UFC merged into one, I saw the biggest benefit being deeper pay per view cards and other events that wouldn’t be watered down with some talent that probably doesn’t deserve to fight where the elite fight.  Tonight’s card is evidence that this will be the case.

In the main event you have the longest reigning title holder, Anderson Silva, taking on a former champion in Vitor Belfort.  This fight is going to be off the charts. I watched the weigh in yesterday and got goose bumps and was wishing I didn’t have to wait for them to step into the octagon.

Anderson Silva, while on a long winning streak, has looked unimpressive at times. He has cleaned out the 185 pound weight class and many observers think he might have gotten bored with some of the competition he was facing. That won’t be the case tonight, Vitor Belfort is a true treat to the title.

Both fighters are very dangerous in the standup game. If this turns into a battle on the feet, we might be in for fight of the year. Silva has the better kicks and more discipline when he strikes but Belfort has lighting quick hands, something Silva probably hasn’t seen for a few years. As a fan, I don’t want to see this fight go to the ground at all.

I think we will see a new champion tonight. Belfort is hungry and has a lot to prove. Even though Silva had dominated and won 13 fights in a row, it has been some time since he has fought the caliber of Belfort. This fight on its own is worth the price of a ticket or the pay per view.


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