Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by flakxd, Dec 31, 2014.
How many times has a lower weight division title fight headlined over a larger championship fight?
Faber is why. He was the biggest star between those 2 fights.
Originally it was supposed to be a title unification bout. Barao/Cruz.
Guessing because it involved "2 titles" it outranked the higher weight's title fight.
Cruz dropped out, short notice swap for Faber, no reordering of the matches because "fuck it".
It was because of Cruz/RB being a unification fight. When Faber stepped in it was too late to switch it up.
Aldo should be main event over anyone not named Jones. He's the 2nd top PFP imho. Dude is no joke.
I thought it always went by weight....even if women are involved. When has this happened before?
UFC 44 was the only other one I could find. Main event was Randy Couture vs Tito Ortiz to unify the LHW title with Tim Sylvia defending his HW belt against Gan McGee
It just happened to be Faber stepping in for an injured Cruz, and they didn't want to swap around the fight order to put Aldo/Lamas up top.
/end of thread
we found our answer...
UFC 111, though Carwin vs Mir was for interim
Was a unification bout and because that's a Champion v Champion fight it took the top billing.
But Cruz backed out and Faber stood in and if I recall Aldo said he was cool with Barao getting the top spot.
They promised Barao he'd be main eventing so they left it there.
LMFAO at #2 dude was champ when Jones 1st started.
'Cause Faber da man, that's why.
I agree with you friend. I think a good argument could be made for either or being #1 PFP. I am pretty much at a loss when I see people like Faber as the main event over Aldo. Especially after Aldo beat up Faber so bad, Faber could barely walk for days after the fight. His legs were so swollen and bruised I thought he was going to need to get them amputated.
The bottom like is that Aldo should almost always be the main event.
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