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UFC 126 Prelims, Likely to Return to Spike TV

Written on January 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The UFC prelims have been missing from the Spike TV roster for the past couple events, since UFC 123, but it appears a return is near. Will UFC 126 Prelims air on Spike TV this February?

In one way or another, the UFC Prelims has become a staple in Spike TV since UFC 103. The program features two live preliminary bouts from UFC pay-per-view events, serving as a lead-in one our before the main card takes action. The UFC Prelims have been missing from Spike TV since UFC 123, but its seems that a return is soon to come.

There are rumors that UFC and Spike TV are in negotiations to bring UFC 126 prelims in the network. And there are indications that the negotiation is going well. In fact, it’s likely that fans will see a bantamweight bout between Chad Mendes and Michihiro Omigawa, and a lightweight match pitting Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly.

Fighting Insider will surely keep you posted on this one. So don’t forget to visit our site more often.

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UFC 126 Tickets Almost Sold Out

Written on January 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The UFC 126 tickets are nearly sold out. But the promotion will hold an official closed circuit viewing to keep up with the demand. Do you already have your ticket for the upcoming UFC 126?

Tickets for UFC 126, that will feature a UFC middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, is nearly sold out! And to accommodate the high demand, the promotion will hold an official Closed Circuit viewing party in the Islander Ballroom at Mandalay Bay on the event night. Tickets for the closed circuit viewing will go on sale on January 18, at 10 am PT, through Ticketmaster or Mandalay Bay box office.

The UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort will take action on February 5, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In addition to the middleweight title bout, Forrest Griffin will lock horns with Rich Franklin and Jon Jones will take on Ryan Bader in light heavyweight match-ups.

Grab your tickets now and don’t miss out this explosive event!

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UFC 126: Vitor Belfort’s Preview Video

Written on January 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"He's the champion and I'm the challenger, so it's going to be a lion facing a lion. It's going to be a great, great fight. I'm about to accomplish my journey. In the name of Jesus, I'm going to leave there with a victory, for sure." ---Vitor Belfort

Just a couple of weeks before UFC 126 kicks off, Vitor Belfort talks about his fight against Anderson Silva in his preview video. Spectators are loving Belfort’s confidence that he can beat the current Middleweight champion. Furthermore, other fans think that UFC 126 will be the most epic championship fight that the promotion ever put up. The only thing that viewers are worried about is Vitor Belfort’s long lay-off from the Octagon. Still, it is no brainer that he is one of the fastest and most powerful striker in the UFC. And if age is really catching up on Anderson Silva, the champion might get rattled by his contender.

Check out Vitor Belfort’s preview video after the skip.

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Sam Stout Out, Donald Cerrone In for UFC 126

Written on January 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Donald Cerrone has replaced injured lightweight Sam Stout, and agreed to meet Paul Kelly at next month's UFC 126 event. Who will leave the Octagon victorious on the Super Bowl Weekend?

Injured lightweight fighter, Sam Stout, was replaced by Donald Cerrone to meet Paul Kelly at UFC 126 next month. The Cerrone vs Kelly bout is slated for UFC 126’s preliminary card. The upcoming UFC event will take place on February 5, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight’s main card is also available on pay-per-view.

Donald Cerrone is a former WEC lightweight fighter, who recently concluded his career with a submission victory against Chris Horodecki at WEC 53. Paul Kelly, on the other hand, scored a TKO win over TJ O’Brien at UFC 123. Both fighters executed an impressive record on their resume.

Who’s hand will be raised on February 5? Place you bets by leaving a comment below.

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