Which bout are you most excited for?
From the championship main event between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar to the return of enigmatic Alistair Overeem to the Octagon, there is so much on the line Saturday.
No matter where UFC fans are Saturday for UFC 156, there is no reason they should miss what could be one of the best events in years.
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Start Time: Preliminaries start at 6:35 p.m. ET, main card begins at 9 p.m. ET.
TV: PPV (local cable or satellite provider), FX for prelims.
Full PPV Main Card
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall.
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia.
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva.
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Noguiera.
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Frankie Edgar.
Main Event Preview: Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo versus Frankie Edgar
In one of the most intriguing title fights the lighter weight classes have ever seen, veteran Frankie Edgar will drop down to featherweight to square off with champion Jose Aldo in what many consider a pound-for-pound superfight.
While Aldo and Edgar don’t have the name recognition that a superfight usually draws, any true MMA fan knows that Edgar’s drop in weight to fight Aldo is a dream come true.
These two men will go to war in the Octagon Saturday night.
On paper these two fighters are very similar—using their superior striking to get their opponent on his heels and not being afraid to use the takedown when the opportunity arises—but the aggressive nature of each will have strategies changing.
Both fighters love to push the tempo of the fight with their striking, but something will eventually have to give as both Aldo and Edgar can’t always be attacking simultaneously.
Add in the fact that both veterans can win fighting defensively using counterpunches and takedowns, and this is a brawl that can go either way.
Aldo gets the nod as my predicted winner of this fight by the slimmest of margins. This main event could be an instant classic.
Prediction: Jose Aldo retains UFC Featherweight Championship