It finally happened. The UFC has scheduled two events to go off on the same day in different parts of the world – one being the Fight Night in Brazil that will see Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva duke it out, the other a Fight Night in Berlin, Germany. The date of these events is May 31, and given the differing time zones – and the UFC’s penchant for airing stuff live on Fight Pass – it’s very likely you’ll be able to watch one right after the other.
Just in case you’re wondering why this is such a big deal, take a look at this handy-dandy Wikipedia page listing all the UFC events ever. Note how many UFC events there were in 1998. Now imagine being a fan back then. Yeah, that’s what life was like for us.
May promises to be a busy month for MMA action. UFC 173 is on May 24, and features Chris Weidman versus Lyoto Machida, and Bellator has their Season 10 closer on May 2 and their pay-per-view on May 17. Other than Sonnen vs. Silva, no other fights have been announced for either of the May 31 cards.
So, who think the UFC is over-saturating the market?