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UFC 152 Fight Card: Power Ranking the Main Card Fights

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2012

UFC 152 Fight Card: Power Ranking the Main Card Fights

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    Tonight, the UFC is putting on one of the most stacked cards of the year as UFC 152 is set to go down from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Every fight on the PPV is a good one, and each is sure to promise non-stop action.

    The card has two light heavyweight fights, a featherweight fight, a middleweight fight and a flyweight fight. There's a good mix of weight classes, and not a single fighter who has been labeled as "boring."

    Let's take a look at a power ranking of the main card fights.

Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

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    Kicking off our list is the second fight on PPV, Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett.

    Hamill is making his return to the Octagon after he retired following a loss to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 133 one year ago. Prior to that loss, Hamill had lost to Rampage Jackson at UFC 130.

    Hollett is making his UFC debut, and he enters the Octagon on a five-fight winning streak, with three finishes in that time.

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

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    Up next is the fight that will be kicking off the PPV, a featherweight matchup between Cub Swanson and Charles Oliveira.

    Both of these fighters are well rounded, have solid striking and black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. They are threats to finish the fight anywhere it may go, and if the rest of the card weren't so stacked, this would be the front-runner for Fight of the Night.

Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

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    Surprisingly, the main event of the evening will probably not be the best fight on the main card.

    The title fight between Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort will be a very good fight—even if it does turn out one-sided—but with as stacked as the rest of the card is, this one just doesn't match up.

    Expect this to be a typical Jon Jones fight, featuring flashy moves and at least one "OH S---!" moment.

Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann

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    This middleweight matchup between Brian "All American" Stann and Michael "The Count" Bisping is going to be fantastic.

    These two are amped up to fight, and are ready to put on an absolute show for the fans. At the weigh ins yesterday they had a heated staredown, and even high-fived afterwards.

    This is going to be an intense, action-packed war.

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson

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    And finally we come to the fight that should take home "Fight of the Night" honors, the original main event of this card, the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson.

    Flyweights have the most action-packed fights in the UFC. They are the fastest and most well conditioned fighters, and these two will go 100-miles-per-hour for 25 minutes, or until one finishes the other.

    Tonight can't get here soon enough.

     

    Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.

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