Road to the Octagon: UFC on FOX 9 takes fans behind the scenes as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez prepare for their upcoming title rematch. Also, Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald train for their bantamweight scrap, and top welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Matt Brown gear up for getting down.
The fight is the most eagerly-anticipated UFC welterweight title fight in years, with Las Vegas oddsmakers giving the Ada, Oklahoma-born Hendricks the best shot to take the title away from “GSP” in years. The No.1 ranked challenger is currently listed as +205 (or a little over 2-1) to snatch the title away, the narrowest odds offered on any GSP opponent since BJ Penn challenged the Canadian half a decade ago at UFC 94.
The UFC Fight Night 27 event is in the books from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a great night of fights with exciting performances from several fighters. However, only four of them did enough to earn fight bonuses as UFC President Dana White announced them on the air.
The UFC Fight Night 27 event will take place tonight on FOX Sports 1 and will be headlined by the welterweight bout between former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and the always tough Martin Kampmann. Both fighters are coming off losses to Johny Hendricks and need a win to stay near the top of the welterweight division. Let’s break the fight down to see who will come out the victor.
UFC Fight Night 27 fighter weigh-ins take place today and a live stream of the proceedings will broadcast on ProMMAnow.com starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).
The weigh-ins are being held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., the same location hosting Wednesday’s FOX Sports 1 fight card headlined by a welterweight match-up between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann.