Shortly after the announcement of the cancellation of UFC 151, UFC President Dana White said that UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be defending his title against former champ Lyoto Machida at UFC 152.
Machida would turn down the title show, allowing Vitor Belfort, another former light heavyweight champion, to step in and face Jones.
While the light heavyweight title match is set, there was speculation as to what was going to happen with the remaining fights on the card. In the last few days, the UFC has taken many of the bouts and scattered them between the UFC 152, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot and UFC on Fuel TV: Le vs. Franklin events.
The UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot that takes place October 5 has added four fights from UFC 151: Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron, Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares, Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo, and Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann.
UFC on Fuel TV: Le vs. Franklin, which takes place in Macau, China on Nonmember 10, has added two fights John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani and Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland.
Other than Jones vs. Belfort, Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman is the only other UFC 151 fight moved to UFC 152.
This is an opportunity for fighters on televised cards, as they will now get to display their skills for a wider audience, as well as a great opportunity for fans to watch these fights on cable rather than pay per view.
There are still three UFC 151 fights that have yet to be moved to other cards: Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin, Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo and Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez.