UFC on FX 2: 5 Reasons You Can't Miss This Event
This weekend in Australia, the UFC comes to you live on FX from the Allphones Arena in Sydney. Although there is a complaint of this card lacking "star power," there is sure to be some excitement.
A number of prospects, fighters making their debuts and established veterans grace this card, making it one of the most underrated cards to be put on in a while.
Here are five reasons you cannot miss this event, which promises fireworks.
England's Strongest Man Debuts
Although Oli Thompson is fighting in the first bout of the night, which may or may not be available to watch (Facebook has not confirmed if the bout will be put up), it proves to be an exciting thought that he is on the card.
For those of you who do not know, Thompson is the former England Strongman winner, who has since ventured into the world of mixed martial arts. With a record of 9-2, he has shown he is more than worthy inside the cage.
Even more exciting is the fact that he has finished eight of his nine opponents that he has defeated.
Siler vs. Miller 2: The Revenge of Older Brother
This may be the most interesting bout of the night, as Steven Siler takes on Cole Miller.
At first look, this may just seem like another undercard bout, but Siler is known to have eliminated Micah Miller, Cole's brother, from the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Cole Miller will definitely be looking to extract a little bit of revenge in this bout, to avenge his brother's defeat.
It is also intriguing, as this is Cole Miller's debut at featherweight. It will be interesting to see how he looks at featherweight, as he was a decent-sized lightweight.
Former Ultimate Fighter 11 Cast Mates Square off
The main card kicks off with former The Ultimate Fighter 11 cast mates Court McGee and Constantinos Philippou square off.
The two had very different paths on the reality show. Philippou lost in the opening round to get into the house, succumbing to submission at the hands of Joseph Henle. McGee would end up winning the series, capping it off with a submission over Kris McCray.
Since then, both men have been on a roll. Philippou has defeated established veterans Jorge Rivera and Jared Hamman, while McGee has gone on to best Ryan Jensen and Dongi Yang.
This fight is very interesting, as McGee has a ton of momentum to lose, while Philippou can take the proverbial crown from TUF champ McGee.
Inaugural Flyweight Tournament
The flyweight division is unveiled this weekend, in what promises to be a sick set of fights.
First, Demetrious Johnson drops from bantamweight to challenge top flyweight Ian McCall in their semifinal bout. Johnson was an ace at bantamweight, but was clearly undersized.
McCall also saw some time at bantamweight, even losing to Dominick Cruz before settling at flyweight.
The second semifinal sees Japanese flyweight star Yasuhiro Urushitani make his UFC debut against another bantamweight alumnus in Joseph Benavidez.
Urushitani is well-rounded, as is Benavidez, so this has all the makings to grab the Fight of the Night bonus.
The winners of both fights will be set to fight for the vacant championship and earn the title as first UFC Flyweight Champion ever.
Kampmann vs. Alves
If you are not excited for this fight, you need to check your pulse.
Technical Muay Thai practitioners Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves should put on a show, unless Kampmann plans to use his underrated top game to win this fight.
Both men are in a position that if they put on an exciting, impressive performance, they could be near title talks. Alves has enjoyed resurgence, while Kampmann has improved vastly and looked great in his last four fights.
This has the makings for a fight of the year.
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