UFC 143: Super Bowl Weekend Fight Card Rumors

November 14, 2011
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Powered by Xyience LogoUFC 143: Super Bowl Weekend – Diaz vs. Condit
Date: February 4, 2012
Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
-Nick Diaz (26-7; #3 Welterweight) vs. Carlos Condit (27-5; #4 Welterweight)
-Roy Nelson (16-6) vs. Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1; #7 Heavyweight)
-Josh Koscheck (16-5; #6 Welterweight) vs. Mike Pierce (13-4)
-Renan Barao (17-1) vs. Scott Jorgensen (13-4)
-Ed Herman (19-8) vs. Clifford Starks (8-0)

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Dustin Poirier (11-1; #5 Featherweight) vs. Max Hollaway (4-0)
-Matt Riddle (5-3) vs. Henry Martinez (8-1)
-Alex Caceres (6-4) vs. Edwin Figueroa (8-1)
-Matt Brown (12-11) vs. Chris Cope (5-2)

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal (13-3-1) vs. Michael Kuiper (11-0)
-Dan Stittgen (7-1) vs. Stephen Thompson (5-0)

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Start Times:
Prelims on Facebook: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Live)
Prelims on FX: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Live)
Main Card on Pay-Per-View: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (Live)

*Based on the MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings

  • ledner62

    who wants to bet that GSP gets injured in training?

    • shakejunt

      you called it

  • tomkevill

    who wants bet diaz ends up a bloody mess?

  • RonnieV

    Nick always gets bloody, because he’s not scared of getting hit. GSP’s face was messed up after the Jake Shields fight, imagine what Diaz will do to him. GSP is the better well-rounded fighter, but if anyone can beat GSP it’s Diaz.

    • jpgagne

      GSP’s face was messed up against Shield because Shield threw open handed punch the whole fight!!

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Erik Koch has fight of the night written all over it.

  • chrislovely

    GSP is talking all this (crap) about going to really beat up Diaz for talking all this (crap). Do u guys really believe GSP is going to go out there and really try to knockout or submit Diaz. Because i just dont see it. I see him playing it safe and putting up another boring ass fight. But i just dont know if its going to be that easy. Diaz is for real, and hes a very dangerous fighter. GSP always finds your weakness and takes advantage and beats you. But with Diaz hes got the whole package. He would love to trade punches with u all night but he can also submit you from his back.

  • VitoCapone

    I’m going Diaz. GSP can’t drag this one out. Condit/Kos will be a good fight. I am going Condit for sure. Koscheck isn’t a easy task but, I think Condit can get a UD. Poirier/Koch is going to be FOTN for sure. Both these guys bring it. I’m thinking Koch, but this fight could end at any second. Both of these fighters are explosive. I also have to say that Amir Sadollah is the saddest by-product of TUF this far.

  • demetrio1109

    This card has nothing to do with gsp but in my opinion I this gsp will pick apart diaz just like he did kosh with his jab and if that doesn’t work no one has yet to stop his take downs and no he will not go for the ko or the tap out he don’t have it in him but what can we say he’s the Mayweather of ufc and its working for him and as far as Nick vs Carlos I’m going for Carlos he’s a beast and been on a roll he gave up his title shot for a reason and I feel he’s not ready for gsp but Nick should be a good fight plus someone need to shut that pick a** up already he doesn’t belong in the ufc go back to strikeforce your not bigger then the ufc so get that sh** out your head

  • bigdog333187

    Ugh, I hope Diaz gets knocked clean out.

  • VitoCapone

    I love how everyone loves to hate Diaz. He just keeps winning. GSP’s jab will work as good as BJ’s Jitz. I’m not going to argue. In all honesty Diaz has a better record and more experience than 65% of the people on the UFC roster. Like him or not he belongs in the UFC more than most.

  • VitoCapone

    Demetrio I posted that first comment a long time ago bro.

  • tomasarellano

    predictions condit will out strike diaz nelson will nockout werdum.

  • VitoCapone

    I don’t think anyone will out-strike Diaz. Seriosly? Condit has a good chance of winning and I am a fan. Condit will have to pull for a UD or hope for a cut. The last guy I remember out-striking Diaz was in 2007 I believe. Gomi and Diaz went toe-2-toe for a good 3.5 minutes. Gomi dropped Nick, to later get submitted. Diaz has probably the best boxing in the welterweight division if not MMA. Noons was a pro-boxer and Diaz outstruck him. I’m a fan of both and I’m sure it will be a badass fight.

  • RonnieV

    Vito, there are too many Diaz haters to argue with. But I’m with you brother!
    Nick & Nate have broke UFC compustrike records in their last two fights. Jake Shields has beat Condit & fought GSP, and he considers Nick the toughest fighter on the planet. Every Diaz victory is a slap in the face to the haters, and I frickin’ love it!

    I like Condit, love his style, but if you notice, he and Nick have the exact same strengths: BJJ, Striking & Endurance! Condit is good with his knees, outside of that Nick beats him in all his strengths. I predict Condit will win the first round, because Diaz typically starts slow. He usually needs to get clocked good once before he turns it on (see Gomi, Daley, & Penn fights). After the first round, Diaz will dominate until the end.

  • VitoCapone

    Couldn’t agree more RonnieV.

  • VitoCapone

    Sometimes it’s all about stats. Fans take some things so personnal. Fan is short for Fanatic though.