We're in the final countdown now. Households around the world have trimmed their UFC trees. They've baked their UFC cookies and submitted their wish lists to one of the UFC's helpers, strategically scattered across the nation's retail centers.
Truly, there's nothing else like the UFC's end-of-year fight card. If you don't believe me, just ask the UFC. They'll clue you in on what this week is really about. And we need to hold dear those things that make it special.
This year, what makes it special is a rematch between these two guys named Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, whose first fight in July ended in a rather noteworthy fashion. There is also a fight between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, who will stoke that incomparable spirit of hatred and rage that has become such an indispensable part of our revelry this time of year.
Those are the highlights, but each bout holds intrigue as the card builds to the finale. Isn't that just the best metaphor for this season? Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
What follows are information capsules on each fight, predictions for each contest and information on when and how to watch. Let us rejoice in this information and be glad in it.