The UFC has a special show they are putting on tonight, one of the best ever ... and it's for free. And I've seen some great cards in my days as a manic UFC fan.
UFC Fight Night will be live tonight from San Diego and will be held in an aircraft carrier at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The audience will consist of over 3,000 Marines stationed there. The only seats that were for sale were 5 pairs that had to be auctioned off. All proceeds are going to the Marines and one of their charities.
The brave men and women stationed there are in for a excellent night of fights.
The main event of the evening should be outstanding. Diego Sanchez (18-0) is putting his undefeated record on the line tonight when he takes on UFC vet Joe Riggs. With an impressive victory tonight, Sanchez could be well on his way to a title fight.
He will have his hands full as Riggs is one of the toughest guys in the sport. Riggs is only 24 years old but has compiled a 28-8 MMA record. He has been in with some of the world’s best and is always ready to fight. This has the makings of a fireworks display. Diego will look for the take downs which is his bread and butter. If Riggs can keep the fight standing, he will have a pretty good shot to pull off the upset. Sanchez’s wrestling background and ground and pound style may just prove to be too much for Riggs though.
Another Ultimate Fighter alum (Josh Koscheck) is on the card tonight also. He has been publicly calling out Diego for a rematch from their fight on the Ultimate Fighter TV show. He will be taking on Jeff Joslin and is hoping to look impressive to get that rematch.
Full fight card:
Main Card Bouts
-Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Riggs
-Karo Parisyan vs. Drew Fickett
-Josh Koscheck vs. Jeff Joslin
-Shonie Carter vs. Marcus Davis
-Luigi Fioravanti vs. Dave Menne
-David Heath vs. Victor Valimaki
-Brock Larson vs. Keita Nakamura
-Jorge Santiago vs. Alan Belcher
-Logan Clark vs. Steve Byrnes
In what has the makings of a great fight card tonight, the UFC has done a great thing. They are showing the world what our men and women fighting for this country mean to all of us. I'm really looking forward to the atmosphere tonight and also a solid night of fights.