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A look ahead at the remaining September UFC events

Two down ... two more to go.

The packed four-week, four-fight schedule for the UFC is at the half-way point heading into the middle of September.

UFC 74 (August 25) and UFC 75 (September 8 ) are in the books. And despite the bizarre decision this weekend in the Michael Bisping-Matt Hamill bout -- all in all -- the fights have lived up to expectations.

Now it's time to look ahead at what we can expect next:

UFC Fight Night 11
Wednesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike television
The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Event:
Din Thomas (20-6) vs. Kenny Florian (6-3)

Main card (televised):
185 lbs.: Chris Leben (16-4) vs. Terry Martin (16-2)
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz (6-2) vs. Junior Assuncao (5-2)
185 lbs.: Nate Quarry (8-2) vs. Pete Sell (7-3)

Under card (may not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (11-3) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (11-3)
170 lbs.: Dustin Hazelett (9-3) vs. Jonathan Goulet (19-8)
155 lbs.: Leonard Garcia (10-2) vs. Cole Miller (12-2)
170 lbs.: Luke Cummo (5-4) vs. Edilberto "Crocota" de Oliveira (8-1-1)
155 lbs.: Gray Maynard (2-0) vs. Joe Veres (4-1)


UFC 76: "Knockout"
Saturday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV)
The Honda Center in Anaheim, California

Main event:
Chuck Liddell (20-4) vs. Keith Jardine (12-3-1)

Main card (televised):
205 lbs.: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (16-2) vs. Forrest Griffin (14-4)
155 lbs.: Tyson Griffin (9-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (13-0)
205 lbs.: Ryoto Machida (10-0) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-6)
170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez (17-1) vs. Jon Fitch (14-2)

Under card (may not be broadcast):
205 lbs.: Jason Lambert (23-6) vs. Wilson Gouveia (9-4)
155 lbs.: Matt Wiman (7-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (4-3)
155 lbs.: Diego Saraiva (9-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (9-2)
Hvywt.: Justin McCully (8-3-2) vs. Christian Wellisch (7-3)

Remember that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 will also debut right after UFC Fight Night 11 on Wednesday, September 19 at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV. Jesse Holland will recap each episode every Wednesday night with a weekly TUF 6 column right here on

One final thought on the Bisping-Hamill fight: We've never received so much feedback and reaction on one single fight since we started this site in 2005.

It's overwhelming to be quite honest.

Unfortunately, decisions are whacked sometimes. It's the nature of any combat sport. And until the criteria -- or the judges -- are improved then there are probably going to be a number of "bad" decisions down the road.

In this case, however, Hamill perhaps multiplied his fan base exponentially overnight. One could argue that this loss has done more for his career than the previous three wins on his professional MMA record, as well as an appearance on a popular television reality series.

Hamill will be back in action soon and more people are going to want to see him perform than ever before. And he has two judges to thank for that.

Perhaps a small consolation, but we're just trying to find the silver lining in all of this, folks. In addition, we don't want to let one poor decision ruin some of the great match ups in store for us in the next few weeks.

And there are some juicy ones lined up.

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