In what’s becoming increasingly familiar for fight fans on any given weekend, the UFC is right back in our grills with a phenomenal event in San Jose this Saturday night on pay-per-view. In fact, this card is packing solid fights from start to finish, making it a possible top contender for best show of the year. Admittedly, I might be overstretching it a bit, considering that statement is before the fact, but it is certainly a strong way to close out the tail end of the year.
When combining the star power from the main event and co-main event, you've got four fighters—two of which are legends and one well on his way—who at one point in their careers have been title holders.
Furthermore, the rest of the card boasts two more ex-champions squaring off for a chance at bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz and another fight between two starving welterweights vying for the opportunity to become the division’s No. 1 contender in the near future.
Let’s not forget the prelims during this orgasmo rundown of UFC 139. To keep the trend alive, there is one more guy, Miguel Torres, who used to wear gold and flirted with many pundits’ pound-for-pound lists back in the height of his career in the WEC.
On the featured Spike portion of the prelims, a former contender—who was on the verge of a championship run with current light heavyweight champ Jon Jones—is on deck to return to the upper echelons of the 205-lb stable. The list goes on; this is not an event to miss.
Beware: There is a lot of bling on this card
Now that we have established how intriguing UFC 139 is as a whole event, let’s take it a step further and briefly exam three bouts guaranteed to shake things up in and out of the Octagon. Obviously the top billings create all the bells and whistles, but the heart and engine of the event can easily be overlooked due to card placement. Be sure not to miss these top three fights before the co and main event.