A great card takes place in the UFC on the FX networks this weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 5, 2012). Headlining the card will be an exciting heavyweight bout between Antonio Silva and Travis Browne; both of whom will be trying to move up the heavyweight ladder in hopes of challenging for the title. These fighters have fight ending power, which should make their bout all the more entertaining.
Also on the card is a terrific welterweight bout between Jay Hieron and Jake Ellenberger. A win for both fighters puts them right up there at the top in the welterweight division, which is currently being reigned by GSP at the moment. Both of these fighters have previously met in the past, and it was Hieron who got the better of Ellenberger, allowing him to earn the unanimous decision nod when they fought in the IFL years ago. It will be interesting to see what adjustments these fighters will make the they square off for the second time.
Josh Neer will also compete once again inside the UFC when he takes on Justin Edwards. Josh Neer is one of the most durable fighters in the UFC, and he also is one of the most experienced. He always puts on a show for the fans, and he is not afraid to go out on his shield either.
John Dodson will be taking on Jussier Da Silva in a flyweight fight that has title implications written all over it. The winner of this fight may be in line to challenge Demetrious Johnson sometime later this year, and the loser takes a serious plummet in the flyweight rankings.
The prelim fights that will take place include Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards, Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo, Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares, Jacob Volkman vs. Shane Roller, Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes, Darren Uyenoyama vs. Phil Haris, Carlo Prater vs. Marcus LeVesseur, and Aaron Simpson vs. Mike Pierce.
This card is stacked with talent, and it should be a real treat for fans. Fans can watch the event for free on FX, which is great for fans looking to save some money and watch some quality fights this Friday night (October 5, 2012).