March 4 – 10:14AM
Johnson vs Reis just announced for UFC on Fox 24. The fight was originally planned for last year, but the champ pulled out for injury. Johnson looked a little challenged, more so than his usual cruise to victory fights. Will Reis continue his trend and take the gold, or will Johnson go on and tie Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history?
In addition, also on the card we have Jacare vs Robert Whittaker. Jacare, one of two fighters this blogger believes needs a title shot, or at the very least a five round main event fight. But at least he’s getting a little more challenge until then against the streaking Whittaker. We all saw what Souza did against a rank 13.
Oh, and let’s not forget Rose Namajumas taking on the Karate Hottie. That April 15 card looks awesome. Almost PPV worthy. The basic TV audience is really lucky.
March 3 – 11:09AM
GSP vs Bisping smells good for July? Days after it was announced that one of the all-time greats Georges St. Pierre is coming out of retirement to challenge Michael Bisping, Dana White says he’s, “hoping and aiming” for a July return. Shaping up to be a good summer for the UFC, as GSP hopefully isn’t the only all-time great looking at a return to the octagon.
March 2 – 2:15PM
UFC 209 Co-main event Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson called off after Khabib is hospitalized. Injury cited from his weight cut.