With a card stacked from top to bottom there are many reasons to watch one of the most anticipated UFC events ever. With the middleweight title on the line, the number one pound for pound fighter in the world and three of the top seven LHW's in the world fighting there will be plenty of action to go around and you will not want to blink once the opening bell sounds. Here are just five of the reasons to watch UFC 126 on February 5th in Las Vegas.
#5 Chad Mendes vs Michihiro Omigawa, 145 pound Featherweight bout. One of the best things about the UFC in 2011 is the fact that they now have an expanded roster due to the addition of two extra weight classes, Bantamweight and Featherweight. At UFC 126 we will get a chance to see a fantastic battle between two highly touted Featherweights in Mendes and Omigawa. Mendes, who trains along side Uriah Faber at Team Alpha Male is currently undefeated in MMA with a record of 9-0. His opponent will be Michihiro Omigawa who is currently riding a 5 fight win streak and has won 8 of his last 9 fights. Omigawa has spent most of his time competing for Sengoku and the Dream organizations where he holds notable victories over the likes of Nam Phan, Marlon Sandro and LC Davis. This fight should be a high-energy paced strategic battle and will be a great way to get UFC 126 rolling.