UFC 137 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Penn vs Diaz'

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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Penn vs. Diaz" event, going down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 137 will feature a re-re-worked main event pitting a pair of bad boys against each other as B.J. Penn squares off against Nick Diaz.

The co-main event of the night is a heavyweight double feature with Matt Mitrione taking on Cheick Kongo while Mirko Filipovic says goodbye against Roy Nelson.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 137: "Penn vs. Diaz"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 137 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Spike TV Prelims preview and predictions

Facebook Prelims preview and predictions

Fight preview: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz

Fight preview: Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

Fight preview: Mirko Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson

Fight preview: George Roop vs. Hatsu Hioki

Fight preview: Scott Jorgensen vs. Jeff Curran

UFC 137 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference staredown pics

Press conference video

UFC 137 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in staredown videos

Weigh-in video

UFC 137 odds:

B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz

Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jeff Curran

Complete odds and betting guide

UFC 137 news:

Event poster

How to watch the event online

Conference call live blog

Nick Diaz conference call audio highlights

Open workouts photo gallery

Anatomy of another cursed fight card

Behind the numbers: Complete statistical breakdown of "Penn vs. Diaz"

Behind the numbers: Complete statistical breakdown of "Mitrione vs. Kongo"

Behind the numbers: Complete statistical breakdown of "Cro Cop vs. Nelson"

Exclusive interview with Roy Nelson

Exclusive interview with Brandon Vera

Exclusive interview with Dustin Jacoby

Exclusive interview with George Roop

Exclusive interview with George Roop part deux

Roy Nelson slims down for Mirko Cro Cop fight

UFC 137 editorials:

History in the Making: B.J. Penn becomes the undisputed lightweight king at UFC 84

History in the Making: B.J. Penn shocks the world by choking out Matt Hughes at UFC 46

History in the Making: Nick Diaz comes up short against Karo Parisyan at UFC 49

Nick Diaz will slap you if you ask him stupid questions

B.J. Penn is a much more dangerous fighter than Georges St. Pierre

If Nick Diaz finishes B.J. Penn, Cesar Gracie will ask for GSP next

B.J. Penn is too old to talk smack, doesn't need to prove anything anymore

Georges St. Pierre: If he uses all his skills, B.J. Penn will beat Nick Diaz

Dana White sweetened the pot for a hoodwinked B.J. Penn

Matt Mitrione -- from zero to hero

Matt Mitrione feels like a baby in mixed martial arts

Matt Mitrione is a very, very dangerous human being right now

Mirko Cro Cop: A big part of me will die when I stop fighting

Pride never die: Mirko Filipovic wants to prove that he's still Cro Cop

Roy Nelson prepares for Mirko Cro Cops left head kick by training at the cemetary

George Roop is going to get his respect with Shawn Tompkins as the angel on his shoulder

Donald Cerrone plans to get in the cage and whoop Dennis Siver's ass

UFC 137 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Dana White video blog episode two

Countdown to UFC 137

Event trailer

Main card preview

Chael Sonnen predicts "Penn vs. Diaz"

The pros pick "Penn vs. Diaz"

"Diaz vs. Penn" breakdown from Cesar Gracie

B.J. Penn road to Nick Diaz episode one

B.J. Penn road to Nick Diaz episode two

B.J. Penn is a real American, brother

Dana White gives B.J. Penn title shots easier than everyone else

Nick Diaz calls B.J. Penn his favorite fighter

Nick Diaz: This could be my last fight

Nick Diaz: I can't beat B.J. Penn unless I overcome my own personal faith in him

Matt Mitrione willing to stand and bang with Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo is not worried about Matt Mitrione's punching power

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? Nick Diaz's tomfoolery? B.J. Penn claiming the UFC is trying to force him to say things? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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