Only 8 fights for UFC 156, who else is free?

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  1. Roganbyarmbar

    Roganbyarmbar Purple Belt

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    We're in the era of 12 or 13 fights a card, and even 157 is more filled out. Great fights on 156 so far, just seems weird we're almost a month out and the Super Bowl card is the smallest one.

    Currently the card stands as:

    Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
    Rashad Evans vs. Lil Nog
    Overeem vs. Bigfoot
    Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
    Erick Silva vs. Jay Hieron
    Ian McCall vs. Joseph Benavidez
    Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
    Bobby Green vs. Jacob Volkmann
     
  2. Angelassassin53

    Angelassassin53 Black Belt

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    Looks like the main card could very well be set. The rest of the fights that get added will probably be prelims.

    PPV:
    Aldo vs Edgar
    Overeem vs Bigfoot
    Nog vs Evans
    Fitch vs Maia
    McCall vs Benavidez

    FX Prelims:
    Hieron vs Silva
    Dunham vs Tibau
    Green vs Volkmann
    TBA

    Then 3 low level fights on the FB prelims.
     
  3. Felsh

    Felsh 57-0

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    Quality over quantity, in this case anyway.

    Really excited to see how Erick Silva comes back.
     
  4. kmill

    kmill Blue Belt

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    He'll probably look awesome against Hieron. Won't have to worry about being taken down, so he'll be really open and bold with his striking.
     
  5. Felsh

    Felsh 57-0

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    Hieron will/could be a quality win, for sure.
    That fight with Ellenberger was close.
     
  6. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    Such a good card, one of the best for a couple of years on paper
     
  7. metal7555

    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

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    Isn't it 9 now? Thought Francisco Rivera/Edwin Figueroa was put on 156 as well?
     
  8. mccallievols

    mccallievols Gold Belt

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    who cares how it's filled out, the top 6 fights are fantastic

    best ppv on paper in awhile
     
  9. BionicCommando

    BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    This one too.



    They'll probably add one or two more fights and be done with it. All they need really are 9 fights (5 for PPV and 4 for FX).
     
  10. bobsky

    bobsky Brown Belt

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    Im liking every single fight announce apart from Volkmann

    Amazing card on paper so far
     
  11. benjaminbuttons

    benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

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    hopefully they throw some more of the SF guys that they didnt put on the last card on 156.

    what will likely end up happening is the rest of the fights will be loser get cut match ups just like they did for the Fox 6 card with Stumpf/Krauss, Thoresen/Mitchell and Cedenblad/Natal.

    with all the SF guys coming in they need to put on some of those fights and weed out the lesser fighters.
     
  12. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Holy shit, that card has quietly become a monster.
     
  13. Felsh

    Felsh 57-0

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    Just noticed the "Brazil vs." trend.

    Best card (on paper) in a while.
    Aldo/Edgar is getting underrated imo. A year ago this would be considered a super-fight, and Edgar arguably won his last fight against Bendo.
     
  14. gopackgo555

    gopackgo555 It's the music that we choose

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    8 fights and its 10x better than 157
     
  15. aquamanpunch

    aquamanpunch Silver Belt

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    Unreal fucking card. DAMN.
     
  16. hot carl

    hot carl Gold Belt

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    i think its pretty good, but i dont expect rashad and lil nog to be all that competitive, but id be happy if i was wrong and nog koed rashad.

    ive been a nog fan for years, but he has certainly slowed down teh last few years, and i think that rashad will win rather easily.
     
  17. Geordie "Shadow" Munro

    Geordie "Shadow" Munro Amateur Fighter

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    That's a pretty sick card for 8 fights so far.
     

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