We’re only three weeks into the New Year, fight fans, and we are spoiled brats. Not only do we have UFC on FX 7 live from Brazil tomorrow night to get our blood pumping, but we also have UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson next Saturday to determine who the best –son fighter is. That’s two consecutive weeks of free fights to lead into UFC 156 on Feb. 2, and that’s just playing precursor to UFC on Fuel on Feb. 16 and then the PPV event that we’re all drooling over – UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. Man, I am worn out just thinking about all of those amazing upcoming live discussions.
But let’s focus on tomorrow, as Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping are headlining a card that’s just a tad underwhelming, but that’s not anybody’s fault but the ol’ injury bug. Originally, we were going to see some exciting fighters like Johnny Eduardo, Thiago Perpetuo and Roger Hollet, but they all got hurt and were replaced. Hell, Yuri Alcantara must have been confused as all hell, because he was supposed to face Eduardo in the lone Bantamweight fight, and then George Roop replaced him. But Roop was injured, too and he was replaced by Pedro Nobre.
While Belfort-Bisping should be an entertaining match (I’m leaning toward Bisping, but don’t tell Belfort), I’m predicting the star of the night to be fellow middleweight Daniel Sarafian, who was a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil before he was – you guessed it – injured. So I’m predicting that he’ll be just a tad bit fired up.
After the jump, check out the rest of the card, and make yourself familiar with our own Lobster Mobster’s fight primer. The action starts at 6 PM ET with three hours of preliminary fights on Fuel before the main action begins at 9 PM ET on FX.