UFC 148: Early Main Card Breakdown and Predictions

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UFC 148: Early Main Card Breakdown and Predictions
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After the UFC’s plans to put Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen on the UFC 147 card in Brazil fell through, the organization decided to put on what may be the biggest card in UFC history.

The rematch between Silva and Sonnen may end up being the biggest MMA fight of the year, and the co-headlining title fight between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will have had an entire seasons worth of build up from The Ultimate Fighter to get fans interested by the time the event rolls around.

As if throwing two of the biggest fights of the year on the same night isn’t enough, the card also features the final fight of future UFC hall of famer Tito Ortiz’s career, as he will take on longtime rival Forrest Griffin in a rubber match.

Also on the card are two middleweight scraps that have some serious star power behind them, as former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will take on a former Strikeforce champion in Cung Le and rising contender Tim Boetsch will look to take out a former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Bisping.

This card has the most stacked lineup in recent memory, and the quality of the bouts will make sure it delivers on July 7. 

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