If you're a fight fan, October is going to be a very sweet month.
Just those headliners—both of which are hotly contested title bouts—are enough to put a smile on any aficionado of mixed martial arts.
And spark a contentious debate about which bonanza is better.
Oh, but Dana White and Joe Silva didn't stop there.
The UFC President and its primary talent czar gave in to their generosity a little early this year, piling talented name upon talented name for both events.
UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Carlos Condit, Mirko Filipovic, Kenny Florian, Melvin Guillard, Dave Herman, Demian Maia, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, B.J. Penn, Dennis Siver, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann and Sam Stout are just some of the fan-favorites and rising stars who should be stepping in the Octagon.
The official cards haven't been released, but once the organization reports a bout, the rest is a mere formality (assuming the injury bug cooperates and it's due for some time off so let's do just that).
If form holds, those are two absurd cards for a single year, forget about a single month.
The question is, of course, which one is better?
Sure, comparing the two rosters is a bit like picking the hottest lingerie model or your favorite movie, but I've not heard too many complaints about either of those exercises (from men), so let's play by the same rules.
One administrative note. The individual fights are rated against their counterparts.
That is, the best fights on each card get paired up, then the second-best, third-best, etc. with each scrap graded on the stakes, the names participating, the potential for mayhem and all those other subjective elements that make the ensuing debate and name-calling so much fun.
On with it.