Ranking the Remaining UFC Events for 2012
The year is almost out. Thankfully the UFC still has a few killer shows left in the bag for us to enjoy.
All the remaining cards feature some excellent fights that are sure to have fans leaping out of their seats with excitement.
In every card remaining there is the possibility of a highlight reel knockout, a bone crunching submission or a back and forth war that impresses the masses.
The UFC has six remaining cards this year. How do they stack up against each other?
#6 UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
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This fight card comes live to you from Brisbane, Australia on December 14th.
This card also doubles as the finale for TUF: The Smashes, which is being coached by the two fighters in the main event, Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos.
Also squaring off on the card are middleweights Hector Lombard and Rousimar Palhares, featherweights Chad Mendes and Hacran Dias and both the shows welterweight and lightweight finalists.
#5 UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le
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This will be the first ever UFC event to be held in China.
The main event is between two outstanding middleweights, as Cung Le and Rich Franklin throw down.
Also on the card are light heavyweights Thiago Silva and Stanislav Nedkov, welterweights Dong Hyun Kim and Paulo Thiago and lightweights Takanori Gomi and Mac Danzig.
#4 TUF 16 Finale
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The Ultimate Fighter 16 finale will feature many high impact matchups.
Heavyweight coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will trade leather in the main event, while the shows welterweight winner will also be determined earlier on the card.
Also featured on the card are striking based heavyweights Pat Barry and Shane del Rosario, featherweights Dustin Poirier and Jonathan Brookins and welterweights Mike Pyle and James Head.
#3 UFC 154: GSP vs. Condit
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Georges St. Pierre returns from a lengthy injury layoff to unify the welterweight titles. Standing in his way is the always dangerous Carlos Condit.
The card features explosive matchups including a top contender fight between Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks, a middleweight battle between Francis Carmont and Tom Lawlor and featherweights Mark Hominick and Pablo Garza look to get back in the win column.
The card is held in Montreal, meaning there is also a ton of Canadian talent on the card including Sam Stout, Patrick Cote, John Makdessi and more.
#2 UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
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One of the best cards of the remaining year, Henderson vs. Diaz is a fans dream from top to bottom.
It features a lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and the brash Nate Diaz.
Also set to fight are light heavyweight contenders "Shogun" Rua and Alex Gustafsson, heavyweight sluggers Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson and BJ Penn comes out of retirement to fight Rory MacDonald.
To top it all off, the card is free. Fantastic.
#1 UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
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This card is easily in the running for the most stacked card of the year.
Junior dos Santos will attempt to defend his title against the man he took it from in Cain Velasquez.
The rest of the card is filled with an amazing amount of talent. Forrest Griffin takes on Phil Davis, middleweight contenders Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch fight to see who moves closer to a bout with Anderson Silva and Gray Maynard and the always exciting Joe Lauzon go to war.
Alan Belcher will look to keep rolling against Yushin Okami and bantamweights Eddie Wineland and Brad Pickett look for a highlight reel knockout. This card will also mark the return of Chris Leben.
The UFC is ending the year on the right note with this card. It's full of action and the perfect way to say goodbye to 2012.
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