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What’s the best card in UFC History? It’s not UFC 166

UFC 166 delivered with a wild night of fights. Fans were left standing on their feet as Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez exchanged punches back and forth in one of the nastiest fights I have ever seen. At the top of the hour we witnessed the heavyweight trilogy come to a close when Cain Velasquez successfully defended his title against challenger JDS in their third meeting. After the card, everyone, including UFC president

Only tales of violent intent at UFC 166

Certain moments at UFC 166 will echo throughout the history of the sport. When Junior Dos Santos stepped forward while Bruce Buffer heralded his name, he moved to the center of the cage to perform his signature prefight ritual where he looks at his opponent across the cage from him and in a sort of downward salute, he points directly at the center of the cage mat, a place he

UFC 166 JDS on Velasquez: “I’m going to go there just to prove him, who got lucky!”

From the way these two talk, they definitely feel like they are standing in a room alone with their opponent, as opposed to the upper echelon of the UFC heavyweight division, and rightfully so. All the heavyweights in the modern era have suffered brutal losses to Cain Velasquez or Junior Dos Santos over the past few years. When people talk about these two fighting for the third time, the subject

UFC 166: Jessica Eye looking straight ahead against the odds vs Sarah Kaufman

To some, Jessica Eye (10-1) might be considered the underdog coming into her UFC debut against a tough opponent in Sarah Kaufman (16-2). Kaufman who has challenged the best 135er in the world has also had two previous fights with the UFC prior to the scheduled bout with Eye at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas on October 19, 2013. Jessica Eye is more familiar with competing in the 125lb divisions

At UFC 166, rebounding top contenders will clash, foreboding violent intent, and aggressive finishes

Fans will find themselves thinking about this fight card out of chronological order, very soon. If it hasn’t already found itself a place on our calendars, it’s slowly finding one in our hearts. Cheesy metaphors aside, this one matters. Across all the divisions in the UFC, this fight card has the potential to change people’s top ten lists, throughout the night’s discourse. Looking at the main event between JDS and

Between Anderson Silva and Junior Dos Santos, who’s more likely to take back their belt?

Fights that manage to break through the inner circles of the MMA world, effectively transcending in to the upper atmospheres of the mainstream, are the ones that become truly memorable. When celebs from other sports and entertainment mediums are pictured sitting cage side, or talking about the sport in general, these moments allude to the UFC’s ability to take the MMA world and place it next to the other top

UFC 166: JDS vs Velasquez, Lombard vs Marquardt, and Sanchez vs Melendez

Looks like Houston Texas will be getting a doozy this October. Most notably, the Heavyweight Championship of the world will be headlined at UFC 166 in the Toyota Center. Yet while JDS and Cain Velasquez are breaking in their leather and keeping loose back stage, four other absolute killers will be squaring off at some point in the night. Long time former middleweight contenders in Nate Marquardt and Hector Lombard