It feels like its been more than 8 days since Cain Velasquez dominated Junior dos Santos to win back the UFC Heavyweight Championship. And the drought will continue for awhile longer, at least until January 19th.
And from that point on, we will be loaded with UFC action. From January 19th to February 2nd, we will be treated with a grand total of three UFC events. Jackpot.
On January 19th, we will be treated with UFC on FX which is headlined by Michael Bisping vs Vitor Belfort. Pretty solid main event for an FX card. Other fights on the main card include Daniel Safarian vs C.B. Dolloway, Gabriel Gonzaga vs Ben Rothwell, and Thiago Tavares vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib is a 24 year old who sports an 18-0 record with 2 UFC wins. Interesting prospect at 155. And who doesn't enjoy a heavyweight fight?
On January 26th, we will be treated with our second straight weekend with UFC action with UFC on FOX 6. The main event will see Demetrious Johnson try to defend his Flyweight Championship for the first time against John Dodson. Other fights on the main card include Rampage Jackson in his last UFC fight against Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis, and Erik Kock vs Ricardo Lamas. Even the prelims feature notable fights. TJ Grant vs Matt Wiman, Clay Guida vs Hatsu Hioki, and Ryan Bader vs Vladimir Matyushenko.
And on February 2nd, we will again be treated with, on paper, one of the deepest UFC cards we've seen in awhile. UFC 156. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will defend his title in a much anticipated fight with Frankie Edgar. Rashad Evans takes on Lil' Nog. Alistair Overeem makes only his second UFC appearance against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, and Jon Fitch takes on Demian Maia. Tyron Woodley makes his UFC debut against Jay Heiron and Joseph Benavidez takes on Ian McCall.