by MMAWeekly.com Staff
As the Ultimate Fighting Championship closes down one of the
biggest and most successful years in the company’s history, the final event is
set to take place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with three main event caliber
match-ups headlining the monster show, UFC 92, to close out 2008.
On Tuesday, the UFC, along with fighters Rashad Evans,
Forrest Griffin, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Frank Mir, Wanderlei Silva and
Quinton Jackson, ascended on Sin City for a final press
conference before the fighters start to cut weight and get ready for the
final stages of fight preparation.
Forrest Griffin lived the dream of going from "The Ultimate
Fighter" season 1 all the way to winning the light heavyweight title in
his last fight. Before he had a chance to enjoy the victory for too long,
season 2 winner Rashad Evans came calling for his chance to move into
The UFC heavyweight picture will also become a little bit
clearer on Saturday night as interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira faces
former champ Frank Mir in a battle between Ultimate Fighter season 8
coaches. The winner of the fight
will then go on to meet Brock Lesnar next year to unify the titles and declare
one UFC heavyweight champion.
The third fight on the main event docket could be the most
anticipated match-up as one of the most heated rivalries in MMA history is
renewed. Former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva tries
to go three for three against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a pivotal
205-pound divisional bout that could determine the next No. 1 contender for the
The UFC 92 press
conference also includes UFC president Dana White, who fields questions as
the promotion gears up for the biggest show in 2008.