When: Saturday Feb 22nd
Time: 7:00pm MST
Prelims Online: UFC Fight Pass (2:00pm MST)
Prelims: Fox Sports 1 (6:00pm MST)
Main Card: PayPerView (8:00pm MST)
UFC 170 takes place again on Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. This card could be called the night of Olympic medalists.
Coming off a quick turnaround from her recent win over Meisha Tate, we have the UFC’s Womens Bantamweight Champion and former Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey taking on the former Olympic Silver Medalist in Wrestling, Sarah McMann in what many feel can be an upset over the polarizing champion Rousey.
We will see one of the biggest stars in all of professional sports, Ronda Rousey compete against one of the most dangerous threats that she will ever see in her entire career in former Wrestling Olympic Silver Medalist, Sarah McMann. If you’ve never seen Sarah McMann up close, she is shaped like a statue made of stone. This is without question one of the strongest women in the sport of MMA and wrestling. McMann is the one that many believe can dethrone the current champion due to her incredible physical strength, her Olympic medalist level wrestling skills and of course her highly conditioned mind. Since both ladies have elite level ground fighting skills, this fight could easily turn into a slugfest.
Another incredibly interesting fight is the co-main event between the former Olympic wrestler and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament Champion, Daniel Cormier as he makes his first descent into the UFC’s 205lbs pool to face the true Cinderella Story, Patrick Cummins. Cormier was originally scheduled to fight Rashad Evans and 9 days before the fight, Evans blew out his knee. Cormier was losing his mind worried that he’d done all the work to come down to 205 lbs and he wouldn’t have a replacement. Enter undefeated Patrick Cummins. Cummins is a former 2X All-American wrestler out of Penn State and a guy that has had over 40 people drop out of taking a fight with him. He’s big, strong, incredibly athletic and agile…and he’s coming for Cormier. This one could steal the show folks because of the bad blood and styles that make this one so damn intriguing. Don’t miss it.
Making their returns to the cage are two of the welterweight division’s best fighters as Brazilian ground phenom, Demian Maia will square off with the young Canadian superstar, Rory MacDonald in what many feel is an elimination match for the 170 lb strap. Maia has looked like an absolute monster at 170 and MacDonald is coming off a loss to Ruthless Robbie Lawler, so there’s a lot riding on this particular fight. This fight will showcase the deadly jiu-jitsu skills and experience of Demain Maia having to deal with the youthful energy and elite level camp of TriStar Gym in Montreal. Will Maia be able to control and finish the young Canadian or will “Aries” be able to negate the World Champion level jiu-jitsu game of the renewed welterweight ace, Damian Maia. This is Examiner’s Pick for Best Finish of the Night.
Here is a look at the rest of the line-up for UFC 170.
Main Card - Pay-Per-View – 8pm MST
Prelims - FOX Sports 1 - 6 pm MST
Prelims - UFC Fight Pass - 5 pm MST