White Looks Forward to UFC 153
UFC 153 may become the savior. Never before during his time as the UFC President has Dana White ever been as mad as he was when he was forced to cancel UFC 151. It was the first time he has ever pulled the plug on an entire card.
That decision was a blow to both the fans and to the sport. It also illustrated somewhat of a vulnerability caused by injuries and a lack of depth at the top.
White was intent on making sure that never he would never have to cancel an online sportsbook event again. While the upcoming UFC 152 looks very good on paper, UFC 153 has the potential to be even better.
Edgar Gets his Shot at UFC 153
White recently announced that former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will get an immediate title shot. This is following his drop to the featherweight division. He will now headline UFC 153 against UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Edgar is coming off consecutive losses but both of them were via decision to Benson Henderson. He could benefit from the drop in weight.
Aldo has established himself as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He did this with three-straight wins in the UFC. Since there aren’t many other notable names for him to beat to climb higher on that chart it makes sense that he has to take on one of the bigger names available in Edgar.
Rest of the Card Looks Outstanding
With a check mark next to the title fight on the list of things every good event should have. White has moved on to filling out the rest of the main card for UFC 153. He has with a mix of notable names and new potential.
The co-main event will feature former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He is up against one of the strong young prospects recently added to the promotion in Glover Teixeira.
While Teixeira is still a bit of an unknown, his first-round submission win over Kyle Kingsbury has put him on the radar. He will get a tough challenge as Rampage competes in the final fight on what could be his last contract with the UFC.
The next match on the card is somewhat similar in the sense that a former title contender will take on a rising star. Jon Fitch looks to slow down Erick Silva in the welterweight division.
The 28-year old Silva was the Jungle Fight Welterweight champion before transitioning to the UFC. His only loss in three fights is a disqualification for strikes to the back of the head.
His other two finishes were a first-round knockout and a first-round submission. Another big win will put him in contention for a title shot.
Will Davis Bounce Back?
Phil Davis will look to bounce back from a loss to Rashad Evans. He takes on the undefeated Wagner Prado in a rematch after their first fight was ruled a no contest. Davis poked Prado in the eye to cause the DQ.
Another respected name takes to the Octagon in Demian Maia, who will fight Rick Story. With one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world defending his title as well.
This PPV has as a strong blend of promising new talent and notable names in a while. UFC 153 has the potential to be one of the best sports betting cards of the year. For all of the latest UFC odds, make sure to check out the best online betting sites.