The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Atlanta area Wednesday night as Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou square off in the main event. UFC Fight Night 35 will broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, while a couple preliminary card fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass, the MMA promotion’s new subscription-based online network.
The next UFC event will take place in Duluth, Georgia, on January 15, and will be headlined by the five round middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou. The event will take place at The Arena at Gwinnet Center, and will be the first time the UFC has returned to the Atlanta area since UFC 145.
The Ultimate Fight Night 29 event is set for Wednesday, October 9, with the preliminary card airing on FOX Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET. The main card will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the main event featuring a welterweight scrap between former middleweight title challenger Demian Maia and former welterweight title challenger Jake Shields.
The UFC is gearing for a tremendous run of events during the second half of the year with their UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut set for August 17. They’ll have their second event on August 28, and their third event will take place on September 4. That UFC on FOX Sports 1 #3 card is starting to take shape nicely, and fights have been announced for it in the past few days
GSP retained his title and Johny Hendricks solidified himself as the number one contender. Jake Ellenberger moved into that upper tier of welterweights with his highlight reel knockout win over Nate Marquardt. Rick Story put himself back on the map with a win against Quinn Mulhern. It was a good event that should produce some great fights moving forward. Let’s put our UFC matchmaker hat on once again
The UFC 158: GSP vs. Diaz event is almost upon us as it’s set to take place on Saturday night in Montreal, Canada. It should be another huge event for the UFC PPV wise, and also is what appears to be a stacked card on paper as well. There are a number of questions that have piqued my interest going into this event.