The Octagon continues its global invasion and will make its fourteenth appearance in the United Kingdom -- this weekend. Featuring the first ever title bout on the Fuel channel. The card isn't particularly "stacked" and star-studded. But, if you keep up with the sport, you know that the most overlooked events, often end with much excitement.
Also, some compelling matchups will take place, on the under-card. As soft spoken Paul Sass and Terry Etim will look to rebound from their toughest losses to date. All bases will be covered -- minus the Heavyweight category -- will be covered. As there will be fights in every other weight-class in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC): Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight.
Once the uncertainty of what's going to happen disappears. When the referee says go, and the tension transforms into techniques and performance; the results begin to stream in as the fight-night comes to a close. Nothing is left for us fans, but, what's next?
The Main Card for UFC on Fuel TV 7, will get started with a couple 170-pounders that always bring it. Matt Riddle and Che Mills will slug it out. To start a win-streak, whilst gaining respect in the stacked welterweight division.
Then, the next bout will boost to 205 lbs. As the undefeated Ryan Jimmo will look to hold on to his hot-streak. James Te Huna is sort of on the same path; racking in three straight impressive victories, over tough opponents.
Right back to the 170-pounders. The ground game will likely be the area that these next two try to test out. When highly touted prospect, Gunnar Nelson meets the steady submission game of Jorge Santiago. Can Nelson further prove he's worthy of the title, "hot prospect," or will Santiago successfully re-surge his career, while slowing down his opponents fast-track to becoming a 'top' contender in his division?
Vicious strikers will collide. Undefeated, standup fighter Jimi Manuwa fights out of London, England and will surely be looking to represent his country and knockout (KO) Cyrille Diabate -- in violent fashion. Also a striker, "The Snake" is aiming to up his winning streak to three-straight.
And, for the co-main event in London. Two 145-pounders, with never-say-die attitudes are searching for respect. Cub Swanson has looked spectacular, as of late. Dustin Poirier always puts forth an outstanding effort -- win or lose -- same goes for Swanson.
When Renan Barao achieved the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship, with a dull decision victory over Urijah Faber at UFC 149 -- last year -- not many fans were sold on the talented titleholder. The challenger Michael McDonald is only known for his devastating power right-hand. Can the two match each others intensity, speed and killer instinct?
Will Cub Swanson and Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier tear the house down?
Can Jimi Manuwa's winning ways continue on, after he performs in front of his home crowd?
Will Ryan Jimmo repeat his debut performance against Anthony Perosh?
Can Riddle stifle the standup game of Che Mills, or will Mills lead the dance?
When the dust settles and the event comes to a close, will you fans be left with more questions than answers?
It's all set to take place. This Saturday (Feb. 16, 2013), Live and free -- on Fuel TV (for the seventh time). You're not going to want to miss it!