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Comparing UFC 125 and UFC 126 to Past Holiday Bouts

Written on January 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Although UFC managed better than in the star crossed early months of 2010, MMA enthusiasts sees the recent UFC 125 and upcoming UFC 126 in a weak sauce. Why is that?

It is a tradition that the New Year’s bout and Super Bowl card are both stacked on February. But this year, the promotion was not able to pull it all out for both events. Still, was able to manage better this time, compared to 2010’s early months.

In the years past, UFC was able to set PPV records on New Year with bouts like Chuck Lidell vs Tito Ortiz at UFC 66, and Forrest Griffin vs Rashad Evans at UFC 92. However, was viewed by the many as a weak draw for a title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The most recent UFC match may sell extremely well on replay, but there will be a little chance of strong PPV performance.

Meanwhile, got a very impressive fight card. But whether it can surpass the past Super Bowl weekend cards, that remains to be seen. is set to defend his middleweight championship belt against Vitor Belfort. However, what fans want to see is vs . It’s just a disappointment for viewers that Sonnen failed his post-fight drug test last UFC 117. The upcoming event might be a weak sauce compared to UFC 94’s George St-Pierre vs BJ Penn, but let fans judge what’s in store for UFC 126 on February.

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