It’s a busy week in MMA leading up to what is being touted as the most promising UFC event, at least on paper, that we’ve seen in some time. At UFC 73 in Sacramento, the “Stacked” card features two title fights, the promotional debut of Antonio “Rodrigo” Nogueira, the #2 ranked heavyweight in the world on MMAWeekly.com, and a feature bout between contenders Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz.
MMAWeekly Radio starts off this “Stacked” week with a stacked radio show. Tonight, Damon & Jeff welcome Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca and Kenny Florian to the airwaves.
Sherk, the UFC Lightweight Champion, will attempt to defend his belt against Franca on Saturday night. This will be Sherk’s first defense since making the move from welterweight and winning the title against Kenny Florian in Sherk’s first bout in the division.
Franca will try to keep his eight-fight winning streak going as he tries to wrest the belt away from Sherk.
In what is expected to be the swing bout at UFC 73, Kenny Florian faces Alvin Robinson, who will be making his UFC debut. Despite the first time jitters that usually follow a first trip to the Octagon, Robinson is no easy task for Florian. The Royce Gracie brown belt enters the UFC with an 8-1 record and is easily one of the most athletic fighters that Florian has ever been matched with.
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