MMA content on my website has been few and far between as of late. I still follow the sport on a regular basis. Still, it’s become difficult to get excited about the fights due to an oversaturation of events that carry a decreasing amount of divisional relevance.
This Saturday will serve as a different story as UFC 211 presents a stellar main card. Two title fights, a welterweight bout that will solidify a #1 contender along with two great pairings will round out what could be the best show in years.
UFC 160 features a rematch for the heavyweight title where Cain Velasquez defends the title against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva. One year ago on this very day, Velasquez delivered perhaps the worst one-sided blood bath in the history of combat sports to Silva. Needless to say, I’m not interested in this fight but I’m very interested in the co main event which pits Junior Dos Santos against Mark Hunt.
Brock Lesnar came close but names like Jack Johnson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson carried Boxing to a prominence mixed martial arts has yet to reach. Saturday nights encounter could be a step in the right direction towards changing that as the two best heavyweights in the game will lock horns for a second time at UFC 155.
Frank Mir will officially replace Alistair Overeem and fight Junior Dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mir was originally scheduled to face Cain Velasquez and as of right now, there is no word if Velasquez will receive a new opponent. Dos Santos originally was slated to face Overeem but his ability to get a license is unlikely at this point since a pre-fight drug test on 3/27/12 found an elevated ratio of testosterone-to-epitestosterone of 14-1. The legal limit in Nevada is 6-1.