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The UFC 143 is an interim welterweight title bout betweenNick Diaz and Carlos Condit is the night's main event. Middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen believes the UFC 143 headline act could be one of the great MMA fights in UFC history as opinion has been divided here all week in Las Vegas as to who has the advantages in the interim welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Super Bowl weekend fight card is headlined by the once-cancelled welterweight title scrap between reigning UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. Welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and Carlos Condit will battle in the co-main event.
This is fight of the year candidate material featuring two guys with the warrior spirit and never say die attitude. Condit does not get the respect or attention he deserves and all throughout the primetime show it has been focusing in on Diaz and GSP. Someone better start talking about Condit because he really has a good chance of winning. The standup is a tossup with a slight power advantage to Condit.
Diaz is the better boxer but has been known to cut. If this fight is not stopped due to cuts I really don’t see this battle taking place on the ground. If it does go to the ground I see Diaz submitting Condit. St-Pierre was originally slated to face Diaz in the main event of UFC 137; Diaz was then replaced by Carlos Condit.
Four of the prelims will air on FX in the US and Sportsnet in Canada. You can see one undercard fight on UFC's Facebook page. Erik Koch was scheduled to face Dustin Poirier at the event, but pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Ricardo Lamas. However, Lamas also pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Max Holloway.
Amir Sadollah was expected to face Jorge Lopez at the event, but was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Matt Riddle. Lopez was also forced out of the bout and replaced by promtional newcomer Henry Martinez.
The UFC Primetime will return to promote the main event. Mike Stumpf was expected to face Justin Edwards at the event, but was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Stephen Thompson. Edwards himself was forced out of the bout and Dan Stittgen will step in to fight Thompson. The event will be the first showcasing the new PPV opener, retiring the long used gladiator intro.
The UFC 143 is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 4, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Welterweight bout: Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson
Middleweight bout: Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
Preliminary card (FX)
Welterweight bout: Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope
Bantamweight bout: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa
Featherweight bout: Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway
Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks
Bantamweight bout: Renan Barão vs. Scott Jorgensen
Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Interim Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit
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