So far January has treated us to some great fights, as well as a number of great future bouts being announced. WEC continues to ambitiously fly the flag of the lighter divisions and is really growing in popularity. Ben Henderson unified the 155-pound title by submitting reigning champion Jamie Varner with a guillotine choke in the third round at WEC 46. The same event saw the ever popular Urijah Faber return to the cage with a victory over Raphael Assuncao via rear-naked choke in the 3rd round. This sets up a mouth watering fight with 2009’s break through sensation Jose Aldo.
It has been a great start to the year and it looks like it is going to be another explosive year for MMA. The cards being put together by various promotions as well as the locations (Abu Dahbi, Austrailia etc) are all looking very exciting. Silva-Belfort, Hardy-St Pierre, Faber-Aldo, Rampage-Rashad, Shields-Henderson, Emialenko-Werdum . We also have the new season of TUF ‘Liddel- Ortiz’ to look forward too. Ortiz has already publicly ‘outed’ Liddel as a recovering alcoholic. Whether his accusations are true or not, it promises to be a scandalous season.