Originally Posted by The Best Around
So Dana originally said the first Fox Sports 1 card would be the best free card in UFC history. Well, we know that's not the case. But at least on paper and your excitement level, how does it stack up? I really like Sonnen vs. Shogun as a fight (and Overeem on there is a good bonus too), but I still feel a little let down. I wasn't expecting GSP here or anything, but I thought there would be a Bendo or Aldo title fight or something, and even a slight chance at a Bones title fight upon initial announcement of all of this.
It's more then I could of asked or hoped for tbh, my expectations were not as high as what the booked fights ended up being. It's this and UFC 166 that are the most interesting announced cards not to happen this year for me. I mean what free card to we all know looked better then this really?
Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle
Uriah Hall vs. John Howard
Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon
Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
Max Holloway vs. Conor McGregor
Mike Brown vs. Steven Siler
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller
Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick
Nothing is really coming to mind for cable tv cards or FOX network cards looking this good, throw in the the Fuel and Facebook prelims and this is one of the best cards of the entire year. The FOX 7 card is the only one that is comparable, it had a few better fights, but the overall card was not up to par with this. The only way to make the card better is to put McDonald vs Pickett on the FS1 portion imo. No card is one fight, this card is stacked with good, interesting fights, top to bottom. My excitement for the card is high.