UFC 156: A Fan's Guide to the Aldo vs. Edgar Card

Anthony Fusco@fusconation16Correspondent IIIFebruary 1, 2013

UFC 156: A Fan's Guide to the Aldo vs. Edgar Card

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    UFC 156 will be the first UFC card of February.

    The card features many interesting bouts that are sure to entertain every fan watching.

    This card is already being heralded as one of the most stacked cards of 2013—and for good reason.

    It will put on display the talents of featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo and his challenger, Frankie Edgar.

    Alistair Overeem will make his return from suspension and face off against the always dangerous Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.

    There will also be a distinct Strikeforce feel to this card, as a few of the fighters are imports from the now defunct organization.

    Time to dive into what you, the fan, should look out for on this fight card.

Watch for the Strikeforce Imports

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    There will be a number of former Strikeforce fighters on this UFC card.

    Bobby Green, who is on a four-fight winning streak, will face UFC veteran Jacob Volkmann.

    Next up is Tyron Woodley. He stands at a solid 10-1 in his career with his only loss coming to former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt.

    Woodley will be taking on Jay Hieron, who is coming off a loss to Jake Ellenberger.

    The final former Strikeforce member on this card will be Isaac Vallie-Flagg. He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak and would like that to continue against crafty and powerful veteran Yves Edwards.

    All of these import fighters are looking to make a name for themselves in the UFC. They want a win on the biggest stage in the world, so look for them all to come out guns blazing.

Rashad Evans Returns

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    We haven't seen Rashad Evans since his loss to former teammate Jon Jones at UFC 145.

    Evans is now returning to action opposite one of the legendary Nogueira brothers, and will hope to get back into the win column.

    Both Evans and Nogueira want to win and stay relevant within the light heavyweight division. 

    It doesn't end there for Evans, either. He wants a good win to give him a say in potentially facing Anderson Silva later this year.

    Hopefully we'll see a dangerous and motivated Evans on Saturday night.

So Does Alistair Overeem

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    It has been a long time since we have been able to see Alistair Overeem in the Octagon.

    His last appearance was way back at UFC 141 when he defeated Brock Lesnar in the first round.

    Overeem is ready to resume his UFC career and earn a title shot at champion Cain Velasquez.

    In his way stands a fighter with title aspirations of his own in "Bigfoot" Silva.

    Silva is a tough opponent for any fighter, but expect to see a motivated and ready Overeem.

    Two talented heavyweights slugging it out? Don't anyone blink. 

Aldo vs. Edgar Superfight

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    The jewel of this card is without a doubt the main event of the night.

    Jose Aldo, the UFC's first featherweight champion, will defend his belt against arguably his most dangerous opponent to date.

    That is, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

    Edgar will need to use his excellent speed and movement to avoid Aldo's power and crushing leg kicks.

    This fight is all but guaranteed to produce rounds of action and excitement.

    Both fighters are so skilled that predicting a winner is incredibly difficult.

    Just sit back and enjoy the show!


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