UFC Fight Night tonight
The UFC continues its quest for world domination (of MMA) tonight with a very nice UFC Fight Night card that will air live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. EST. This is the second of three UFC cards in a two-week span (sandwiched between the UFC 80 and UFC 81 pay-per-view events.)
While it's easy to say that the UFC is trying to shove its product down our throats (and I am a bit weary of oversaturation) right now, the promotion is giving us some very nice cards that demonstrate the promotion's depth. In recent memory -- outside the lemon that was UFC 78 -- the TUF 6 Finale was very entertaining (including one of the fights of the year in MMA between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida), UFC 79 was a monster card, UFC 80 had potential going in (though most of the fights ended up being lopsided), and UFC 81 is quite intriguing.
In fact, based on the UFC's published schedule I don't see a bad card coming up. In fact, tonight's event will be at least the third straight live Spike TV card that should be enjoyable and provide fans with some decent action.
Don't expect big-name fighters on tonight's card but for basically free, you will see some very good action. Mike Swick debuts at welterweight after realizing that even in a weak middleweight division, he would never attain the 185-pound belt. His opponent is Josh Burkman, who may be best known for at one time dating UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste.
Other notables on the card include Patrick Cote (coming off a TKO victory over Kendall Grove) against Drew McFedries; TUF 5 alum Nate Diaz against Alvin Robinson; and a number of other TUF 5-ers including Corey Hill, who has a lot of potential and very little experience.
For tonight's full card, go to UFC.com.