The special kicks off with parallels drawn between Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali in boxing and it is somewhat eerie. But if you know how that trilogy ended, you know that the boxing heavyweight legend Ali came out on top in the second and third fight. Does that mean Velasquez will come out dominant again? Dos Santos chimes in saying it will be him who will be the Ali of MMA.
The show progresses with a reminder of the timeline of events that brought these two men together for Saturday’s showdown. Both men hungry, both out to prove to be the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. Both have also tasted defeat and have vowed to never feel it again. What that means is we may be looking at a grueling five round war with neither man willing to waiver.
The hype train doesn’t stop with the main event either. Don’t forget that we have two huge co-main showdowns at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas. Make sure you give the countdowns a watch below in preparation for the blockbuster UFC card taking place Oct. 19, this Saturday. As always, make sure you check back with us as we provide you with all the results and play-by-plays.
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