Countdown to UFC 155 Video

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistDecember 26, 2012

The UFC's annual year-end pay-per-view extravaganza is set for Saturday, December 29.

This time around, the event will feature a heavyweight title fight between champion Junior Dos Santos and challenger Cain Velasquez. Also featured are middleweight bouts between Alan Belcher and Yushin Okami and Tim Boetsch and Constantinos Philippou, as well as an exciting lightweight scrap between Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon.

Collectively, these four matchups form the subject of Zuffa's latest UFC 155 promotional video, which checks up on each combatant in training and previews the show's upcoming action.

Dos Santos vs. Velasquez is a rematch of last November's title fight, in which Dos Santos shocked the world by blasting his foe in 1:04.

Both fighters have gone 1-0 since then and have looked equally impressive, setting up a showdown few will want to miss.

Okami vs. Belcher features a pair of highly regarded 185-pounders seeking to push ahead of the middleweight pack. A win for either man would put them right in the thick of the title picture, while a loss moves them farther back in an already lengthy line.

Similar stakes are in play for Boetsch vs. Philippou. Although, Philippou is looking to use Boetsch to leapfrog the fray, while Boetsch wants to legitimize his position as a top divisional contender.

Meanwhile, Miller vs. Lauzon pits two of the lightweight division's most exciting fighters against one another in a bout that may very well pull in Fight of the Night honors. It will also vault the winner ever closer to Ben Henderson and his 155-pound title.

There is plenty of action to look forward to, but until Saturday night, you'll have to whet your appetite with the attached UFC 155 countdown video.