February 5, 2011Las Vegas, NevadaMandalay Bay Events Center
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be bringing out the big guns for what promises to be one of the most talked about events of 2011. In the main event, pound for pound king Anderson "The Spider" Silva looks to extend his reign when he defends his middleweight crown against history-seeking Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort, a fighter looking to become only the third man to win UFC titles in two weight classes. Plus, light heavyweight superstars Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin slug it out, and two of the game's rising stars, Jon Jones and Ryan Bader, meet in a clash fight fans have demanded.
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Chad Mendes vs Michihiro Omigawa UFC 126
Michihiro Omigawa returns to the UFC to take on top featherweight contender, Chad Mendes. Mendes has a remarkable 9-0 record and his last four fights versus top competition in the WEC solidified his position at the top of the division.
Despite having his jaw broken in his UFC debut; Ricardo Romero was able to score a victory in his first fight in the Octagon. Tonight Romero takes on his toughest opponent ever when he faces the towering Kyle Kingsbury.
In this fight, Kid Yamamoto makes his long anticipated UFC debut versus Demetrious Johnson. The Japanese fury will finally be released stateside, but Johnson has the fast pace that could overwhelm Yamamoto in his debut.
Donald Cerrone was amongst the top-ranked lightweights in the WEC before the promotion was absorbed into the UFC. Tonight, Cerrone starts his trek down a new path when he faces Brit, Paul Kelly in his UFC debut.
UFC newcomer, Kenny Robertson leaves his classroom behind to make his Octagon debut. The woods and drafting teacher has a perfect 10-0 victory in secondary career and will be squaring off against Mike Pierce in his 11th professional fight.
While having little success inside the UFC, Gabe Ruediger possesses a potent grappling game that can put his opponent in dangerous positions. Ruediger will be again be put to the test by the exciting striker, Paul Taylor.