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UFC 158 Should Be the Blueprint for Future UFC Events

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Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIJanuary 23, 2013

UFC 158 will be coming to you live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The UFC has made this coming card incredibly stacked, and as a result, it has set a blueprint for future cards to follow.

UFC 158 will feature some exciting names on the undercard, including Antonio Carvalho, Darren Elkins, Sean Pierson and Rick Story.

These fighters should put on a good show and get the fans pumped up for the rest of the coming card. Other announced fights include Yves Jabouin against Johnny Eduardo, and Dan Miller will welcome Jordan Mein to the UFC.

UFC 158 aims to keep the high intensity and energy going by matching up two lightweight strikers. Daron Cruickshank, who is coming off of a highlight-reel, head-kick knockout of Henry Martinez, will fight "The Bull" John Makdessi.

Next up, former The Ultimate Fighter competitors Chris Camozzi and Nick Ring will duke it out. Both men are coming off of wins and will be looking to keep up that trend.

Moving into the main card, Patrick Cote will drop to welterweight to fight Strikeforce import Bobby Voelker. Both of these men have vicious power and should put forth a solid effort.

This is where the card gets really awesome. The next fight will be between Johny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger. Hendricks has devastated past opponents with his massive left hand while Ellenberger has been just as dangerous throughout his UFC career.

In the co-main event of the night, Carlos Condit, who is coming off of a loss to Georges St-Pierre, will fight St-Pierre's teammate, Rory MacDonald. It will be a rematch between the two, as Condit defeated MacDonald in the final seconds of their three-round fight.

The main event will feature massive draw and fan favourite Georges St-Pierre against the Stockton bad boy, Nick Diaz. Both men have some unfinished business, and this is a fight that the fans wanted to see happen.

UFC 158 is the blueprint that all other UFC events should follow. It features a championship fight, two important and relevant top contender fights and a mix of hot prospects and exciting veterans. Hopefully, the UFC will keep up this trend when creating future cards.

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