Power Ranking Every Upcoming UFC Event

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent ISeptember 13, 2011

Power Ranking Every Upcoming UFC Event

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    UFC Fight Night 25 is just around the corner, followed soon after by UFC 135.

    In fact, Fight Night 25 starts off a string of incredible cards for the UFC going all the way up to the eve of New Years Eve.

    Each card has incredible potential, and most are sure to deliver incredible knockouts, submissions and fights in general.

    Read on for a power ranking of all eleven upcoming events.

11: UFC Fight Night 25

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    UFC Fight Night 25 is the next UFC event that will happen, and given that it is a fight night, it is assumed to be a weaker card.

    The main event has arguable top 10 pound for pound fighter Jake Shields taking on Jake Ellenberger in a welterweight matchup.

    The co-main event has The Ultimate Fighter 11 winner, Court McGee, making his third appearance inside the Octagon against Dong Yi Yang.

    This card goes down in Louisiana on September 17 on Spike TV.

10: UFC 138

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    The second of five upcoming cards that will be featured on free TV is UFC 138.

    The main event of this one pits hard hitting brawler, Chris Leben, against the fast rising prospect, Mark Munoz, in a middleweight matchup with big ranking implications.

    The co-main event of this one isn't a guarantee yet, but right now it looks like a bantamweight matchup between Brad Pickett and Renan Barao.

    This card goes down in Birmingham, England on November 5 on Spike TV.

9: UFC 139

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    UFC 139 would have been much higher a few weeks ago, but after the title fight was moved off, the card's anticipation dropped significantly.

    The main event of this card will feature Vitor Belfort facing off against the UFC debuting Cung Le in a middleweight matchup of great strikers.

    The co-main event features former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber taking on former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles in a No. 1 contender bout for the UFC bantamweight title.

    UFC 139 takes place in San Jose, California on November 19 on PPV.

8: The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale

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    The third event on free TV is the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 14, featuring coaches Mayhem Miller and Michael Bisping.

    This card only has one fight announced, but it is the fight between the coaches, a middleweight bout featuring Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael "The Count" Bisping.

    Some may say that this card is too high due to the fact that it only has one fight announced, but with the way that Dana White and the coaches have been talking about all the fighters, this one is sure to be one of the best cards of 2011.

    The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale goes down in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 3 on Spike TV.

7: UFC 140

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    The seventh best upcoming card features a rematch three years in the making.

    The main event of UFC 140 has former heavyweight champion Frank Mir taking on the resurgent Antonio "Rodrigo" Nogueira in a heavyweight matchup.

    Both of these two will be looking to inch closer to a title shot.

    The co-main event of this is likely to be Tito Ortiz taking on Minotauro's twin brother, Rogerio Nogueira, in a light heavyweight matchup of legends.

    UFC 140 takes place in Toronto on December 10 on PPV.

6: UFC Live 6

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    The fourth card on free TV is UFC on Versus 6.

    The main event of this card features the first title fight on free TV since UFC 75, as Dominick Cruz will be attempting to defend his bantamweight title against Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.

    The co-main event of this one is a matchup of kickboxers for the fans, as the tallest heavyweight on the UFC roster, Stefan Struve, will be taking on the shortest heavyweight in the UFC, Pat Barry.

    UFC on Versus 6 takes place in Washington, DC on October 1 on Versus.

5: UFC 135

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    UFC 135 is the next upcoming PPV and this one is going to be great.

    The main event has Jon Jones attempting to prove some of the hype, and defend his light heavyweight title against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

    The co-main of this one was originally going to feature former welterweight champion, Matt Hughes, against The Ultimate Fighter season 1 winner, Diego Sanchez, but Sanchez had to pull out with an injury, and Hughes will now face off against Josh Koscheck.

    UFC 135 takes place in Denver, Colorado on September 24 on PPV.

4: UFC 141

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    UFC 141 only has two fights announced, but I don't think anyone will complain about seeing it up this high.

    The main event of this card features one of the biggest heavyweight fights in UFC history—literally.

    Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and K-1 kickboxing champion, Alistair Overeem faces off against former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar.

    The co-main event of this one features the man who must have done something to personally insult Dana White, Jon Fitch, taking on Johny Hendricks in a welterweight matchup.

    UFC 141 takes place in Las Vegas on December 30 on PPV.

3. UFC 136

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    UFC 136 is just around the corner, and I can't wait for this one.

    This card features two title fights, with the main event being the third meeting of Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, with the lightweight title on the line for the second time.

    The co-main event features Jose Aldo looking to defend his UFC featherweight title for a second time against his toughest challenge to date, Kenny Florian.

    UFC 136 takes place in Houston, Texas on October 8 on PPV.

2: UFC on Fox 1

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    The fifth and final upcoming fight that will be on free TV will be the UFC's debut on Fox, and another title fight on free TV.

    The main event, and only bout scheduled to be televised, is one of the most anticipated heavyweight title fights in UFC history.

    As for the first time in a long time, the clear cut No. 1 heavyweight in the world, Cain Velasquez, takes on the clear cut No. 2 heavyweight in the world, Junior dos Santos.

    The fight that would be co-main event is a No. 1 contender's match to the lightweight belt between former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson and the first Strikeforce lightweight champion, Clay Guida.

    UFC on Fox 1 takes place in Anaheim, California on November 12 on Fox.

1: UFC 137

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    This has got to be the most anticipated upcoming card.

    UFC 137 features a title fight between one of the most dominant fighters on the planet, welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, and a man with 26 finishes in 27 wins, and the final WEC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit.

    If that doesn't have you pumped up, the co-main event is a fight between former lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn, and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz.

    This card is stacked from head-to-toe, and is an early card of the year candidate.

    UFC 137 takes place in Las Vegas on October 29 on PPV.

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    Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow me on twitter @tmt2393.