When looking at a few of the lesser-hyped match-ups it seems there’s a good chance the best fight of the evening won’t involve Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate, or Ronda Rousey. In particular, consider Diego Brandao-Dustin Poirier. Both are aggressive, young fighters who aren’t afraid to eat a punch if it means landing 2-3 strikes in return. Other efforts with a good deal of potential to entertain include Dennis Siver-Manny Gamburyan, Uriah Hall-Chris Leben, Estevan Payan-Robbie Peralta, Siyar Bahadurzada-John Howard, and Gleison Tibau-Michael Johnson. You’ve also got Jim Miller on deck who tends to turn in solid showings more often than not. Sure, there are lots of lineups with notable scraps on the preliminary portion of the event, but the number of them at UFC 168 makes an extra bit of coin easier to justify. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports)
Zuffa’s decision to hike up the price for UFC 168 has understandably been an unpopular one with fans everywhere. After all, money is often tight during the holidays and the increase is clearly aimed at capitalizing on the co-headlining clashes rather than a necessary bump up. However, with the price set in stone, it’s time for folks to stop dwelling on factors outside of their control and consider why the extra $5.00 should be easy to stomach despite the company’s motivation for the move. Here are five reasons to fork out the extra cash, sit back on your couch, and enjoy the show with a smile on your face!
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