UFC 156 main card set, McCall vs. Benavidez takes final PPV slot

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Budgellism
1/9/13 6:08:26PM
The main card is set for UFC 156, the newest and upcoming edition of the UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card.

As previously announced, the event takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar (14-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) in the championship pay-per-view headliner.

Taking the final slot on the PPV main card is a flyweight bout between Ian McCall (11-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) and Joseph Benavidez (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC).

The latest UFC 156 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - for featherweight title
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX and Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)
Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
Bobby Green vs. Jacob Volkmann
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
Jay Hieron vs. Tyron Woodley
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura

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jjeans
1/9/13 6:20:18PM
I swear thats like 3 fights in a row made this week?

Fair play to those 6 fighters fighting in 4/5 weeks notice
shaneTpain
1/9/13 6:20:45PM
this card is so delicious! its like a unicorn came in my mouth!!!
sparky
1/9/13 6:24:27PM
Epic main card
FastKnockout
1/9/13 6:29:50PM

Posted by shaneTpain

this card is so delicious! its like a unicorn came in my mouth!!!



Which is basically just horse semen mixed with glitter, right?
Budgellism
1/9/13 6:30:36PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by shaneTpain

this card is so delicious! its like a unicorn came in my mouth!!!



Which is basically just horse semen mixed with glitter, right?



shaneTpain
1/9/13 6:45:30PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by shaneTpain

this card is so delicious! its like a unicorn came in my mouth!!!



Which is basically just horse semen mixed with glitter, right?



tangy
Twenty20Dollars
1/9/13 7:46:08PM
I don't see how this fight couldn't be on the ppv slot.
MuayThaiGeek13
1/9/13 8:01:51PM
I was going to be pulling my hair out if this fight wasn't on the main card. Honestly, i think it could be co main.

This card is just unbelievable. Sadly 2012 had cards like this lined up, only to fall apart.
prozacnation1978
1/9/13 9:43:54PM
Sweet hopefully this card will take the sour taste out of mymouth from 155

11 fights. I still think Ufc will find a opponent for peralta

Shit give max Holloway the shot
tcunningham
1/10/13 12:24:45AM
this is gonna be a sick fight. the fitch fight could have taken a backseat to this one and i wouldnt have cared. good PPV card, the prelims seem a little weak IMO.
aussiemma
1/10/13 5:53:48AM
sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.
Bubbles
1/10/13 12:38:24PM

Posted by aussiemma

sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.


not when the division is top heavy with great wrestlers who will keep the fight standing
MoparJR253
1/10/13 1:00:34PM
What a great card man. Stoked...

War Aldo, Reem, Evans, Fitch and Benevidez... i think for sure 4/5 of those guys will win. I think Benevidez is the closest to a lock.
aussiemma
1/11/13 4:37:16AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by aussiemma

sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.


not when the division is top heavy with great wrestlers who will keep the fight standing



i didn't really want to get into this, but maia is phenomenal against high level wrestlers. Chael sub rnd 1, plus an awesome judo throw....story sub rnd 1.

MuayThaiGeek13
1/11/13 12:10:30PM

Posted by aussiemma


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by aussiemma

sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.


not when the division is top heavy with great wrestlers who will keep the fight standing



i didn't really want to get into this, but maia is phenomenal against high level wrestlers. Chael sub rnd 1, plus an awesome judo throw....story sub rnd 1.




good discussion so far.

the golden question: Can and will Fitch keep the fight on the feet, or will he find himself tied up in Maias web?
thevoodooninja
1/11/13 12:13:26PM

Posted by shaneTpain


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by shaneTpain

this card is so delicious! its like a unicorn came in my mouth!!!



Which is basically just horse semen mixed with glitter, right?



tangy



And SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!
thevoodooninja
1/11/13 12:18:44PM

Posted by MuayThaiGeek13


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by aussiemma

sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.


not when the division is top heavy with great wrestlers who will keep the fight standing



i didn't really want to get into this, but maia is phenomenal against high level wrestlers. Chael sub rnd 1, plus an awesome judo throw....story sub rnd 1.




good discussion so far.

the golden question: Can and will Fitch keep the fight on the feet, or will he find himself tied up in Maias web?




And don't forget about maia's improved stand up this fight should be really good
thevoodooninja
1/11/13 12:22:21PM

Posted by MuayThaiGeek13


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by aussiemma

sooo looking forward to fitch vs maia, grappling fans wet dream !!

seems to me everyone has forgotten how good maia is, no one is even talking about him being a threat at 170.


not when the division is top heavy with great wrestlers who will keep the fight standing



i didn't really want to get into this, but maia is phenomenal against high level wrestlers. Chael sub rnd 1, plus an awesome judo throw....story sub rnd 1.




good discussion so far.

the golden question: Can and will Fitch keep the fight on the feet, or will he find himself tied up in Maias web?




Don't forget about maia's improved stand up. This one should be a FANtastic fight
MoparJR253
1/11/13 1:31:30PM
While Maias standup has been improving its still just okay. Hes very predictable. He likes his inside leg kick and uncorks and looping left hook pretty often that is easy to see coming. He doesnt throw many uppercuts or straight punches nor does he throw his hips into his punches. The only real time i was impressed with his standup was the head kick he landed on Munoz. That was crazy. Fitch on the other hand while lacking power is more fluid on the feet. He stays light and has a complete arsenal in his boxing. If you dont believe me watch the Pierce fight again. While he got tagged in the 3rd round he was owning the standup other than that. He has a good straight right, his jab and body work are lacking but he uses his hooks and uppercuts very well..... fuck im excited for this fight. Im a huge Fitch fan so hoping he walks away with a UD here.