Saturday night, there’s UFC 156 live stream online and televised fights for mixed martial arts fans. Among the featured bouts will be Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, with co-main events featuring Alistar Overeem, Rashad Evans and Antonio Silva. Fans of the MMA seem to be in for a treat with this first Pay-Per-View of the new year.
The UFC live stream online fights begin at 7 p.m. with the special Facebook preliminary fights. These are free bouts presented by the sports organization online for fans to enjoy. Fans simply need to be following the UFC Facebook page by clicking “Like” on it. At 7 EST they’ll be able to see two fights, with Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura in a battle of 135-pound fighters, and Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera, who also tip the scales at 135 lbs. These fights last approximately until 8PM EST.
At that time, four more free fights are available on FX. Tibau takes on Dunham, Woodley battles Hieron, Volkmann goes up against Green, and Edwards takes on Vallie-Flagg. These fights are free prelims as well, offered on cable or satellite via the FX channel. The special free televised bouts are set to last right until 10PM EST when the main Pay-Per-View begins.
That main PPV is the big attraction for UFC tonight, with Aldo vs. Edgar headlining the show. However, don’t let that overshadow the other fights. According to SI.com’s report, Rashad Evans is one to watch tonight as he takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Vegas. Evans commented on his upcoming fight, talking about how he’s looking for redemption, or in simpler terms, a win:
“The competitor has been brought back to life, the one who truly just loves to compete. So many times when you’re competing, you kind of fall out of love with it. It becomes like a song and dance, and you kind of get like, ‘Ah, yeah, gotta do this, gotta do that.’ To really love to compete, to really love every aspect of it, is a passion that a lot of people don’t have. I’ve found myself, within the last 11 months or so, just falling in love with competing again.”
It’s that passion that could translate into a big win for Evans on Saturday night. The other big fight to watch for is of course, Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva. These two behemoths weighed in at 256 pounds and will put their impressive resumes on the line. Overeem is on a nice win streak right now, with his last loss coming back on September 17, 2007 against Sergei Kharitonov. His most recent victory was over former UFC champ, Brock Lesnar. However, Overeem missed out on a title shot due to a failed drug test. Silva on the other hand, comes into this fight with just 4 losses overall. He defeated Travis Browned back on October 5, 2012 during a UFC on FX event. His most recent loss came to Cain Velasquez on May 26th of 2012.
Something has to give in all of these huge fights, with the UFC 156 live streaming and televising the Pay-Per-View starting at 10PM EST. The event will run probably up until 1AM EST or whenever the main event subsides. The question is which fighters will be left standing when the dust settles?