Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming back to "Circle City" with UFC Fight Night 27 on FOX Sports 1, a 12-fight mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card and line up (see it here) slotted for Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Aug. 28, 2013.
There are no championship titles at stake.
Instead, fight fans will witness a rematch between Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann in the main event, as they try to settle a four-year-old score from UFC Fight Night 18. Just prior to that, electric lightweight "Cowboy," Donald Cerrone, will do battle against Brazilian bombarder, Rafael Dos Anjos.
"We've got the No. 2 welterweight in the world taking on the No. 6 welterweight in the world. The tickets aren't that expensive. I don't care if we put on a show on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday; I don't want anyone to walk out those doors feeling they did not get every bit of their money's worth. Anybody that has been to a UFC event knows it has the same production quality as one of our Saturday night pay-per-views. People have been asking me that question forever, if we're worried about over-saturation. But people are going to show up Wednesday in Indianapolis and they're going to be so glad when they leave at the end of the night. People watching on Fox Sports 1 will say same thing. One thing our product is, is consistent. You are going to get what you pay for every night."
UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston -- well received by fans and pundits -- was also void of title fights.
Part of the issue for the Indy faithful may be the promotion's previous outing in "The Crossroads of America." UFC 119 featured no championship contests, along with one of the worst heavyweight main events in history, as Frank Mir knocked out Mirko Filipovic in a three-round snoozer (even Mir said it was "shitty").
So the question now is, do you come for the "names," or come for the fights?
Your answer may determine how much fun you have in person. UFC 119 was able to draw 15,811 for a $1.6 million gate, and it will be interesting to see how this latest effort compares when the final numbers are tallied. Are fight fans spoiled? Or is the roster too thin?
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