Originally written January 28, 2013 on 5thRound.com:
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 the line against former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in show’s featured attraction. Alistair Overeem ends his nine-month testosterone suspension against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event. Former light heavyweight title holder Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira receive the card’s third-to-top billing. Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the gig. Please click the media player below to watch the promo: Here is the event’s official lineup: Preliminary Card: (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 Main Card: (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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