UFC 143 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Diaz vs Condit'

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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 "Diaz vs. Condit" event, going down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 143 will feature a welterweight championship bout for an interim title created in the wake of Georges St. Pierre's knee injury. Former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz will duke it out with "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit.

In the co-main event of the evening, a slimmer Roy Nelson will test his skills against heavyweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum while Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce will settle their differences in a 170-pound showcase.

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 143: "Diaz vs. Condit"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 143 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

"Prelims" preview and predictions part one

"Prelims" preview and predictions part two

Fight preview: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks

Fight preview: Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen

Fight preview: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce

Fight preview: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

Fight preview: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit

UFC 143 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 143 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photos gallery

UFC 143 news:

How to watch the event

How to watch the event in 3-D

New UFC intro from Hans Zimmer debuts entitled 'Evolution'

Event poster

Open workouts photos gallery

Latest odds and betting guide

Complete statistical analysis of Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit

Exclusive interview with Dave Camarillo

Exclusive interview with Ed Herman

Steve Mazzagatti and Cecil Peoples join the UFC 143 cast and crew

UFC 143 editorials:

History in the Making: Nick Diaz, the Strikeforce welterweight king

History in the Making: Carlos Condit closes out the WEC welterweight division in thrilling fashion

Ultimate Submissions: Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum showcase heavyweight jiu-jitsu

A look back at Nick Diaz's top 5 craziest moments

UFC on FOX 2 was a dude but Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit will save us

Georges St. Pierre thinks Nick Diaz has mental issues

Georges St. Pierre doesn't want a post-fight confrontation with Nick Diaz

Georges St. Pierre questions the legitimacy of the interim belt Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit are fighting for

Georges St. Pierre explains his hatred for 'crazy' Nick Diaz

Georges St. Pierre is pulling for Nick Diaz to beat Carlos Condit

Nick Diaz: GSP is a more respectable athlete, Carlos Condit is a more respectable martial artist

Nick Diaz isn't crazy, everyone else is just out of their minds

Everyone is focusing on Georges St. Pierre, not Carlos Condit, and that makes Nick Diaz sick

Nick Diaz will wait to fight Georges St. Pierre if he beats Carlos Condit ... or bail to another weight class

Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre could happen this summer

Ronda Rousey: Georges St. Pierre needs to step aside and let Nick Diaz kick his ass

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz is going to be a five round war

Carlos Condit: Nick Diaz is like the terminator but I have more weapons at my disposal

Johny Hendricks is calling for the winner of Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit

Fabricio Werdum will use speed to defeat 'fatty' Roy Nelson

Josh Koscheck is eyeing fights against Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort after Mike Pierce

Josh Koscheck hopes Georges St. Pierre never comes back

Mike Pierce: Josh Koscheck is the Michael Bisping of the UFC welterweight division

UFC 143 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Countdown to UFC 143

Primetime episode one

Primetime episode two

Primetime episode three

Extended UFC 143 preview

NFL stars make their predictions for 'Diaz vs. Condit'

Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit fight video simulation

Georges St. Pierre does media at UFC 143

Georges St. Pierre injury update

Carlos Condit is impressed with Nick Diaz's toughness but expects to win

Lock your car doors and don't make eye contact, here comes Nick Diaz

Fabricio Werdum used Facebook and Twitter to get back into the UFC

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? Georges St. Pierre casting his giant shadow over the proceedings? Nick Diaz and all his usual eccentricities? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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