LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Sergio Martinez (L) trades punches with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the fourth round of their WBC middleweight title fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Good news for all you mixed martial arts (MMA) fans ready to get back into the swing of things.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to the pay-per-view (PPV) airwaves this Saturday night (Sept. 22, 2012) with its UFC 152: "Jones vs. Belfort" broadcast, which emanates from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Last weekend, however, all was quiet on the cagefighting front.
Combat sports fans were still able to get their fight fix thanks to a pair of outstanding boxing cards, which took place in a "Sin City" showdown in the later hours of Sept. 15. While Saul "Canelo" Alvarez stopped Josesito Lopez at the MGM Grand Garden Area (Showtime), Sergio Martinez took a twelve-rounder from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the Thomas & Mack Center (HBO).
After the jump, all the links to last weekend's results, highlights and wrap-up.
Canelo Alvarez vs Josesito Lopez
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Sergio Martinez
Boxing won't fire off another major event until Dec. 8 with Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV, but you can expect no less than five televised fight cards from the UFC and Strikeforce over the next 30 days, starting with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 153.
Get started on the road back to the Octagon by clicking here
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