The City That Reads? More like The City That Bleeds.
Perhaps you saw what was done there, as far as humor. Perhaps not. Either way, Baltimore will host the UFC for the first time Saturday when the parade comes to Charm City for UFC 172.
Outside of perhaps UFC 171 in March, none of the other 14(!) cards thus far in 2014 have approached the stakes and stackedness of this event. You are no doubt aware that the solar system's best active fighter in Jon Jones will defende his light heavyweight strap against Brazilian bruiser Glover Teixeira. There's plenty more where that comes from, though.
You have the resurgent Anthony Johnson and suddenly hyper-driven hypester Phil Davis battling for a spot in Jones' challenger line. You have Luke Rockhold gunning for same in the middleweight division, where he faces Tim Boetsch. And you have no less than six interesting MMA prospects making their first or second appearances inside the Octagon.
So it's a lot of stuff. Lots on tap at UFC 172. Here now is a complete guide to the full slate, from Fight Pass to finale. Information capsules, predictions, viewing coordinates and various multimedia content elements for your pleasure are included. Let's get it on.