On the 21st of March the first of two ‘UFC On Versus’ cards this year airs live on the network . For the occasion the promotion has produced one of the best ‘free to air’ card we’ve seen yet, making this an exciting addition to the mixed martial arts calender.
The event is headlined by a light-heavyweight clash between Brandon Vera and Jon Jones.
Both fighters are coming off controversial losses, with Vera being edged out by decision in a close fight with Randy Couture, and Jones being disqualified against Matt Hamill for throwing two illegal ’12-6′ elbows on the ground after dominating the opening round.
The co-main event features two heavyweight fighters who were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 108: Junior Dos Santos and Gabe Gonzaga.
Dos Santos is flying high right now after going four fights undefeated in the UFC but he won’t have it easy claiming his fifth against Gonzaga who is currently 7-3 in the UFC and will be looking to take a step back up the ladder himself with a win over his fellow Brazilian.
Two other heavyweight contenders, Cheick Kongo and Paul Buentello will head into the Versus event knowing that a win is vital for their future in the UFC, after their recent losses, and with both fighters possessing genuine K.O power it’s unlikely this one will go the distance.
After Anthony Johnson suffered a knee injury, 9-0 newcomer Daniel Roberts steps in to fight John Howard who is currently on a three fight winning streak in the octagon.
On the undercard notable bouts include a stand-up battle between Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig and Spencer Fisher that should produce fireworks, while TUF 10 finalist Brendan Schaub will look to banish the memory of his KO loss in the final of the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 finale when he takes on Chase Gormley.
See the full fight card below:
UFC On Versus: Fight Card
Main Card (Televised)
- Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Cheick Kongo vs. Paul Buentello
- Alessio Sakara Vs James Irvin
- Daniel Roberts vs. John Howard
- Eliot Marshall vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
- Duane Ludwig Vs Darren Elkins
- Clay Guida Vs Shannon Gugerty
- Brendan Schaub vs. Chase Gomley
- Mike Pierce Vs Julio Paulino
- Eric Schafer vs. Jason Brilz