With two events aired on the Fox family of networks and an extremely entertaining pay-per-view event, the UFC opened 2012 with a bang in January.
Now, the focus turns to UFC 143 and two other UFC events to be held in the month of February. In addition, this weekend's card, headlined by former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz and former WEC champion Carlos Condit, the UFC will make its return to Japan later this month.
The last UFC event held in Japan was UFC 29 in December, 2000. The event marked the brand's final event before being purchased by Zuffa LLC.
So, before we delve too deep into this historic month, let's take a look at some bold predictions for what might happen under the UFC banner this February.