UFC FIGHT NIGHT 27 CONDIT VS KAMPMANN 2 PREVIEW

UFC FN 27
Looking to follow up the successful debut of Fox Sports 1 with UFC Fight Night 26, Dana White and company hope to keep that momentum going as the organization presents UFC Fight Night 27 from the Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis. Scheduled to headline the event is a rematch from four years ago as “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit looks to avenge a split decision loss in his UFC debut to “TheHitman” Martin Kampmann at UFN 18. Despite coming into this fight with matching back to back loses, both men still find themselves ranked in the Top 10 welterweight rankings (#3 Condit; #6 Kapmann).

With Matt Brown’s stock on the rise, the reemergence of Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald looking more impressive every time he steps inside the octagon, the UFC’s welterweight division has never been as littered with possible #1 contenders as it does present day.  So look for Condit and Kampmann to make a statement and come ready for what is sure to be an exciting fight on Wednesday night as both fighters need a much needed victory if they hope to stay on top of the heap.

In other action the night’s co main event has all the elements of what could be a coming out party for Rafael dos Anjos as he looks to make it five in a row with his last two victories coming via unanimous over Evan Dunham and Mark Bocek in the UFC’s lightweight division. Standing in the way up the ladder is never an easy task when the gatekeeper of the lightweight division Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (currently ranked #10) is standing on the opposite end of the octagon. Definitely another fight that can drastically alter the top 10 ranking as well as the current 155lbs. title picture with a decisive victory by either fighter.
Also on the card is Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum returns to the octagon for the first time since claiming the six figure UFC contract, makes the drop to 170lbs. in his welterweight debut as well as the heavily hyped Mexican born Erik “Goyito” Perez get his toughest test to date as he squares off again the always dangerous WEC veteran Takeya Mizugaki.

Date: August 28, 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, Facebook

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon

Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez

Robert McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 6 p.m. ET)

Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews

Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch

Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki

James Head vs. Jason High

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5 p.m. ET)

Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo

Make sure not to miss out on any of the action fight fans and check with your cable provider for  start times and information on FOX Sports 1.

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos The Trilogy

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After October 19th, Houston, Texas, will never be the same. Cain Velasquez looks to retain his UFC heavy weight championship against a man he knows all too well, Junior Dos Santos. This fight will be the 3rd time in 3 years and each time theyhave met, it has been for the title.

Velasquez first challenged Dos Santos at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos, on November 12, 2011, where he suffered a first round KO (Punches) loss at the 1:04 mark. The two UFC power house competitors met again at UFC 155 on December 29, 2012, where Velasquez put on one of the most dominating performances in the UFC heavy weight division to date and took a unanimous decision to capture the UFC heavy weight belt for the second time. Almost a year later, these two are set to square off inside the Octagon for a 3rdtime at UFC 166 on October 19, 2013.

If the main event wasn’t enough, the UFC has stacked this card from top to bottom.The co-main event is headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson. Nelson and Cormier have done their fair share of talking to get this fight, Cormier even went as far as making a fake contract on twitter which Nelson signed.Fast forward a little and these two are set to fight as the co-main event at UFC 166. This fight has a huge buzz surrounding it as this may be Cormier’s last fight in the UFC heavy weight division.

There are 13 bouts on this UFC event; however, beyond the co-main event there is no confirmed order for the rest of the card. Let’s have a look at the rest of the card in no particular order.

Former lightweight Strike Force champion Gilbert Melendez vs. former #1 UFC lightweight contender Diego Sanchez.

Former #1 UFC heavy weight contender Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan

Former middleweight Strike Force champion Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

Former welterweight Strike Force champion Nate Marquardt vs. former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard

Former #1 UFC flyweight contender John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague

Long time UFC veteran George Sotiropoulos vs. Former EliteXC lightweight champion and former Strikeforce #1 welterweight and lightweight contender KJ Noons

Anthony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio

T.J. Waldburger vs. AdlanAmagov

Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop

EstevanPayan vs. Charles Oliveira

Matt Grice vs. Jeremy Larsen

Tune into arguably the most stacked UFC PPV this year. UFC 166 is sure to be spectacular hosting multiple former champions and former #1 contenders. This will be the event you do not want to miss. Watch live October 19, 2013, at UFC 166 only on PPV.

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