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5 Reasons to Watch Upcoming UFC Fight Night

5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night

Roy Nelson vs Daniel Cormier
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With another UFC Fight Night looming round the corner, many fans get less than thrilled about the quality of the cards. With the amount of cards the UFC is churning out, the fights have less popular athletes filling up the events. But in my opinion more fights equal more fun, and here at 5 reasons to watch this weekend's UFC.

5. It's on Fight Pass

Dana White at conference
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5. It's on Fight Pass

Dana White at conference
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Fight pass has faced many criticisms since its launch. In fairness it has a few technical issues in its way, but it delivers on its raw purpose: giving the fans fights. Nogueira vs. Nelson will be streaming on fight pass, so why not watch the fight library to freshen up on their recent performances?

4. Finishers in the Prelims

Rani Yahya
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4. Finishers in the Prelims

Rani Yahya
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The preliminary athletes have a very low combined percentage of fights that have gone the distance, making the preliminary fights an exciting prospect to watch.

3. The Verdict on Daniel Omielanczuk

Daniel Omielanczuk
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3. The Verdict on Daniel Omielanczuk

Daniel Omielanczuk
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Daniel Omielanczuk is a very talented fighter, but he had a rather sketchy UFC debut in which he gassed badly. He still ended the fight in the third round, but it will be interesting to see how he fares against Jake Rosholt.

2. The Rise of Ryan LaFlare

Ryan LaFlare vs Court McGee
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2. The Rise of Ryan LaFlare

Ryan LaFlare vs Court McGee
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Ryan LaFlare has been nothing but dominant in the UFC, rattling off three straight victories, most recently beating Court McGee in a short notice fight. The way LaFlare grapples is always exciting watch, but he has his work cut out for him against a resurgent John Howard.

1. Headlining Heavyweights

Roy Nelson
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1. Headlining Heavyweights

Nelson
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson are two exciting, talented heavyweights who can finish fights in any round with any method. Don't blink during this one.