Dana White, buy UFC president, calls the upcoming UFC on Fox as the biggest fight in UFC history.
Cain Velasquez will look to defend his UFC heavyweight belt against Junior dos Santos in the UFC’s first ever nationally broadcasted fight. Although White feels nervous for this weekend’s bout, he is still confident that it will deliver.
“No matter what, you know we’re going to deliver. We’re on FOX – the biggest, baddest network on the planet. We couldn’t ask for anything more. This is a dream come true…This is without a doubt the biggest fight in UFC history. This thing started as a small fringe sport and has grown to what it is today. This Saturday night as we step out onto FOX, millions of people will see UFC who’ve never watched before,” White said.
As a casual fan of UFC, I’m pretty excited for this highly anticipated match up. UFC is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and it only seems to get bigger.
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The sport of boxing only seems to fade away, despite Pacquiao and Mayweather who keep the sport still relevant. UFC combines all types of MMA which makes it quite unique.
I think that it’s a smart move for White to air UFC for people to view for free on a large network. On one hand, they’re losing lots of revenue from people who would usually pay for the fight card (around $69.99) and delivering a free sample of what their sport is all about. However, millions of people who have never seen UFC will be drawn in and will potentially buy a pay-per-view in the future … at least that’s what Dana White is hoping for.
If you’re looking to lay down some cash on the fight, I would go with Junior Dos Santos. Cain Velasquez hasn’t fought in a year and even though he’s the defending champion, I would stay away from betting on his side. It’s the safer bet, but if the fight remains standing, look for Dos Santos to get a knockout.
I think Velsaquez has had the two best tests of the two fighters though, in Nog and Brock. When fighters discuss Cain, they describe his cardio, relentlessness, stamina. I think that gives him a slight edge, along with his superior wrestling.
All in all, it’s literally a coin flip to who will win.
Velasquez vs. dos Santos will be the only bout to air on Fox while the rest of the card is set to stream through facebook.com and foxsports.com. The broadcast will reach approximately 115 million homes.
Catch the fight tomorrow on FOX starting at 9pm EST.