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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Now that the Octagon’s 2013 primetime debut has entered the record books, it’s time for the UFC to turn their attention to their next show. “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” takes place this Saturday and features a featherweight superfight between champion Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar (Pictured).
A heavyweight shootout with former Strikeforce stars Alistair Overeem and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva serves as the co-main event.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks off the festivities by streaming the night’s first two scraps live at 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT. FX will then broadcast the remaining four prelims at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The pay-per-view begins immediately after starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the gig.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT)
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green
Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron
Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)
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One of the most anticipated fights of 2013 takes place Saturday night as former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar will be dropping down to his natural weight class of featherweight to challenge the division’s kingpin Jose Aldo. Whilst Edgar has lost his last two title fights to Benson Henderson, both results were considered highly controversial ones leading most to still consider...
UFC has become a huge success, essentially the NFL of the mixed martial arts world, because of tremendous marketing. Part of that is putting good cards on some of the biggest sports weekends of the year. That is again the case this Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl as a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar is the main event of UFC...
5'6" 145 lbs (Featherweight)
68" reach, Orthodox
October 16, 1981
14-3-1 (UFC: 7-3-1)
2 straight losses
NCAA D1 Wrestling All-American
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Reality Fighting Lightweight Champion: (0 title defenses)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released the 10 minute extended preview featuring the main stars on the stacked UFC 156 card. The event takes place Saturday February 2nd and is headlined by a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Also on the card is a heavyweight showdown between Alistair Overeem and Bigfoot Silva, a light...
With the most anticipated featherweight affair in MMA history just five days away, it’s time to kick the “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” hoopla train into overdrive.
The planet’s premier MMA promotion has just released an extended video preview for Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast.
Champion Jose Aldo, known by many as the baddest 145-pounder in bare feet, puts his strap on...
5'7" 145 lbs (Featherweight)
70" reach, Orthodox
September 9, 1986
21-1 (UFC: 3-0)
14 straight wins (3 straight in the UFC)
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
WEC Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (two title defenses)
UFC Featherweight Champion: 2010...
In last night’s UFC on FOX 6 rising featherweight star Ricardo Lamas proved he was deserving of all the hype after he completely dismantled top contender Erik Koch. Lamas punished Koch with a devastating series of punches and elbows to get a second-round TKO in the cards opening bout on FOX. After landing some vicous strikes [...]
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Breaking News: Frankie Edgar (Pictured) is entering a UFC title fight and he’s the underdog. OK, so maybe that’s not groundbreaking information.
The former lightweight champ challenges reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo for his crown this Saturday at UFC 156. The scrap marks the most anticipated 145-pound affair in MMA history.
Edgar is pegged as a 2-to-1 long shot to dethrone...
UFC 156 is going down this Saturday is a stacked fight card. Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar are set to put on a good show in the much anticipated headlining fight. Heavyweight Alistair Overeem will also return to the octagon earlier in the night in what will for sure be an entertaining fight as well. [...]
No reason to keep repeating ourselves here. This is a must watch card.
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