With UFC 66 officially in the books, it's time to focus our attention on UFC 67: "All or Nothing" on February 3.
Last night, we were treated to some great mixed martial arts action. There were upsets, knockouts, submissions -- well worth the $40 PPV price tag.
I'm greedy and would have liked to see Tito put Chuck in a little danger during the main event. It didn't happen, but the fight was nothing short of dramatic.
During the telecast, we were consistently reminded that two of the most exciting fighters in the sport today -- Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson -- will make their UFC debuts at UFC 67.
This is huge news, which I feel the UFC has downplayed to a certain extent.
Regardless, we're in store for an exciting evening of fights on February 3. The card is loaded with superstars.
And, while UFC 67 may not eclipse the UFC 66 PPV buys (too early for those numbers) it promises to be an even better show at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here's the developing UFC 67 fight card:
Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre (13-1) vs. TUF 4 Champion Matt Serra (7-4)
Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (17-4) vs. TUF 4 Champion Travis Lutter (9-3)
205 lb.: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (25-6) vs. Marvin Eastman (13-6-1)
Hvywt: Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (21-4-2) vs. Eddie Sanchez (6-0)
155 lb.: Melvin Guillard (21-5-2) vs. Dustin Hazelett (7-3)
185 lb.: Patrick Cote (8-4) vs. Scott Smith (10-2)
155 lb.: Tyson Griffin (8-0) vs. Frank Edgar (5-0)
170 lb.: Josh Burkman (7-3) vs. TBA
205 lb.: Hector Ramirez (6-2-1 ) vs. TBA
205 lb.: Sam Hoger (6-2) vs. TBA
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Having St. Pierre, Silva, Jackson and Filipovic fighting on the same card on the same night is a dream.
UFC 66 was a springboard for even greater things to come in 2007 and beyond.
Buckle up, it's going to be a fun ride.