Thank God UFC 95 is free on Spike TV. On paper, this event is lackluster to say the least. Just because an event is outside American timezones doesn't mean the UFC should book such a weak card.
Dana White talks a lot about expanding the UFC brand world-wide, but UFC 95 brings nothing to the table:
No UFC Title Matches
No Former UFC Champions
No #1 Contender Matches
No Grudge Matches
UFC 95 is a better card than the upcoming free Spike TV event UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Franca, but not by much.
Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson should be an exciting hard-hitting fight. Also, rising-star Josh Koscheck squares off against undefeated Paulo Thiago.
But most numbered UFC events (UFC 92, 93, 94) showcase four or five marketable fights. I have no idea how the UFC is going to market this event...Sanchez moving to the lightweight division? I don't think so.
Why tune in to UFC 95? Because it's free.
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