The Ultimate Fighting Championships are alive and well despite the shock loss suffered by Rhonda Rousey at the hands (and left foot) of Holly Holms during UFC 193, with UFC 194 taking place this weekend under the lights of Las Vegas, where the feature sees Brazilian Jose Aldo taking on Irishman Conor McGregor for Featherweight bragging rights.
Aldo currently holds the title, but McGregor is the interim champion, so expect this to be quite the spirited affair. Both fighters have impeccable records, and the co-main event is equally compelling, and you can catch all the excitement using the information and Special offer provided here.
Aldo vs McGregor UFC 194 Preview
The Aldo vs. McGregor fight should be one of the best in recent memory. Jose Aldo is the current Featherweight champion but despite holding the title, he will go into the fight as the outsider. The Brazilian is regarded as one of the all time great MMA fighters and is currently on an 18 fight winning streak, dating back to 2005. He has successfully defended a UFC title on seven occasions, and pound for pound, he is regarded by many as the best MMA fighter in the world at the moment. His effort on the ground is outstanding, but he is just as good in terms of power and strength, winning 14 matches by KO.
Conor McGreggor’s rise in the UFC has been quick but not surprising. In January this year, after beating Dennis Silver, he leaped over the Octagon fence to directly challenge Aldo for the title. Aldo agreed but a month before the fight was to take place, Aldo pulled out due to a rib injury. That didn’t matter to McGreggor, who instead faced Chad Mendes and smashed him in front of a record crowd in Las Vegas. He is on a 14 fight winning streak, with most of those coming courtesy of a first round KO, which is why he is the experts pick.
Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold Preview
With all the focus on Aldo and McGreggor, the undercards are slightly overlooked, but this fight between Weidman and Rockhold shapes up to be a beauty. Weidman is one of the best in the business and is unbeaten in 13 fights. He is most famous for defeating Anderson Silva in UFC 162 and UFC 168, and Silva is regarded as one of the greats. That doesn’t bode well for Rockhold, but look for him to try and back up his words, claiming that Weidman is “Slow, sloppy and flat-footed.” This battle for the Middlweight title could also be as good as the main event.
UFC 194 Live TV Times
Sunday December 13, at 2:00 pm (or later)
Undercards start at 10:00 am
Where: Las Vegas, United States
Live TV: Pay-Per-View for $49.95.
Replays also available at 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm on December 13, as well as 2:00 am on December 14, on signing up with Main Event through Foxtel using the special offer below. Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. UFC 194 on Free to Air not available in Australia.
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UFC 194, including Aldo v McGregor is not on Free to Air TV as it’s exclusively a Pay Per View event. However, if you’re a resident of Australia you may be pleased to know that it’s available to order live through Main Event if you’re a Foxtel subscriber, and Foxtel is currently being offered month to month (no lock-in contract starting at $25 AUD) for new members between now and 25 December, 2015*.
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