Fight week, blog week ... take two!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White may be in a hospital bed recovering from ear surgery (see what it looks like here), but he managed to honor his promise to deliver a second UFC on FX 7: "Belfort vs. Bisping" video blog to promote the upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event this Saturday night (Jan. 19, 2013) from Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
What can you expect in this episode?
We remain behind-the-scenes of last month's UFC 155: "Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, getting a much more intimate look at what went into the organization's year-end show, including stuffing co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta's suit jacket with a bushel of white grapes.
Watch as White and Co. react to the whacky judging in the Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard decision (we sounded off on it here), Chris Leben returning to the locker room after his disappointing loss (more on that "mistake" here), and Joe Lauzon walking out before his bloodbath with Jim Miller, which includes in-ring coverage and post-"Fight of the Night" fallout of all the fleshy fisticuffs (watch full highlights here).
Last, and certainly not least, we see Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez prepare to do battle in the UFC 155 main event, which "Brown Pride" ultimately won with a five-round butt kicking of "Cigano" to reclaim his heavyweight belt (watch full highlights here).
Raw, emotional stuff.
And, of course, what recent Dana White video blog would be complete without an appearance by UFC cult-like clinger, "Nick the Tooth!"
UFC on FX 7 will be anchored by a main event that pits top Middleweight contender Michael Bisping against hometown hero Vitor Belfort. "The Count" is expected to earn a crack at the 185-pound division crown with a win over "The Phenom."
To see who else is getting down and dirty in South America this Saturday night be sure to check out the entire UFC on FX 7 fight card and line up here. News, notes and other items of interest for "Bisping vs. Belfort" can be found here.