Brian and Steve look back at UFC 166 from over the weekend including Cain Velasquez retaining the heavyweight championship with a dominating win against Junior dos Santos, the all-time classic between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez and the rest of the card, who could be next for Velasquez, Daniel Cormier moving to light heavyweight and the upcoming UFC Fight Night show headlined by Mark Munoz vs. Lyoto Machida.
UFC 166 takes place tonight at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. But before the fighters get into the cage tonight, they had to weigh-in yesterday to make their respective fights official.
Watch the weigh-in video above of all 26 fighters weighing in.
Here is the card for tonight’s UFC 166.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos – for heavyweight title
- Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
- Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
- John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway
- Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
- Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
- K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
- Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
- Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
- Andre Fili vs. Jeremy Larsen
- Kyogi Horiguchi vs. Dustin Pague
The “YES” chant by Daniel Bryan has been quite arguably the biggest thing in the WWE in the last year. Bryan has been a WWE tag team champion and a two-time WWE champion. The Washington native will be headlining WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-event against Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship on Sunday, October 27th.
The “YES” chant though wasn’t started by Bryan. The “YES” chant was started by UFC star Diego Sanchez, who battles Gilbert Melendez tomorrow night at UFC 166.
Sanchez did an interview yesterday with MMAFighting.com, the topic came up and stated that Bryan hasn’t gotten back to him after reaching out to him. Sanchez is very happy though for how Bryan has taken the chant to new heights.
Watch the video above as the comments are toward the end of the interview.
Last night the UFC aired their Countdown show, which previews the key fights to an upcoming pay-per-view. UFC 166 takes place on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event features the trilogy fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos.
This episode of “Countdown to UFC 166″ will go preview Velasquez and Dos Santos, the co-main event featuring heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier and a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez.
Watch the videos of all three featured fights below.
Ever since the end of UFC on Fox 7, we were wondering when Benson Henderson would step into the octagon.We have a date and a dance partner for the champion.
It was announced on UFC Tonight on Tuesday that UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be squaring off against number one contender T.J.Grant in the main event of UFC 164.
That event will be taking place on Saturday, August 31 from Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) became the number one contender when he defeated Grey Maynard by TKO last month at UFC 160.
Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) made the third defense of his lightweight title when he defeated former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez in April at UFC on Fox 7.
On this weeks MMA podcast, we speak to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. We speak to Crawford about the week that was in MMA and boxing. Crawford previews with us this Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 and the Canelo Alvarez vs Austin Trout boxing fight. Take a listen below and give us your thoughts.
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