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The card still isn't finalized, will be posted as soon as the UFC confirms it. A couple of fights have been changed around due to injuries within this card and in other cards.

Here is the preview:

http://youtu.be/pGW0cCTGzb4

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So BJ Penn didn't stay retired for very long?

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this is not sport its just thuggery and brawling.

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this is not sport its just thuggery and brawling.

And your posts contributes what...?

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This card looks amazing (Y)

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Card is almost final, only one or two fights awaiting confirmation due to injury and subsequent last minute replacements.

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Tim Means vs Abel Trujillo

Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert

Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

Preliminary Card (FX)

Yves Edwards vs John Cholish

Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor

Brendan Schaub vs Lavar Johnson

Main Card

Mike Swick vs Matt Brown

B.J. Penn vs Rory MacDonald

Maur?cio Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson

Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz

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So BJ Penn didn't stay retired for very long?

B.J. Penn has retired 3 times already. It's never a matter of IF but WHEN he's going to come back. But I think Rory MacDonald has his number. His fight against Condit was something special and that was over a year ago. Think about how much he's improved while B.J. has been smoking up and trying to keep his weight under control.

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UFC site isn't showing the correct bout order so I'm piecing this together from the announcements. It should be in the correct order. Full card bellow:

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Tim Means vs Abel Trujillo

Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert

Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

Preliminary Card (FX)

Yves Edwards vs Jeremy Stephens

Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor

Dennis Siver vs Nam Phan

Raphael Assun??o vs Mike Easton

Michael Chiesa vs Marcus LeVesseur

Brendan Schaub vs Lavar Johnson

Main Card

Mike Swick vs Matt Brown

B.J. Penn vs Rory MacDonald

Maur?cio Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson

Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz

Some very weird matchmaking like Jorgensen fighting on Facebook and Mike Easton, who's probably one or two wins away from a 135 title shot, fighting a guy like Raphael Assun??o on a lower placed bout than MIchael Chiesa, a bout that will certainly be a 3 round hugfest. And Schaub vs Johnson... that's going to be short and sweet. Main card is as solid as it can be.

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New "final" bout order due to Lavar's injury. Pat Barry should've stepped up to fight Schaub.

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Tim Means vs Abel Trujillo

Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert

Dennis Siver vs Nam Phan

Preliminary Card (FX)

Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor

Raphael Assun??o vs Mike Easton

Yves Edwards vs Jeremy Stephens

Michael Chiesa vs Marcus LeVesseur

Main Card

Mike Swick vs Matt Brown

B.J. Penn vs Rory MacDonald

Maur?cio Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson

Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz

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Five posts in a row without a response. I think it's time to accept that nobody really cares about UFC.

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Five posts in a row without a response. I think it's time to accept that nobody really cares about UFC.

Yeah, because Neowin is known as THE place to discuss the world of MMA and sports in general.

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Five posts in a row without a response. I think it's time to accept that nobody really cares about UFC.

What on earth is the point of your post? Several other people have posted in this thread so obviously others do in fact care about it. The question is that if you don't why did you bother posting in this thread?

I think it's time to accept that you don't speak for everyone.

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Diaz struggled to make weight but weighed in at 155 on his 3rd attempt. Henry Martinez declined to continue cutting and forfeited 20% of his purse. Final card (in correct order) for tonight. Jorgensen vs Albert got the short end of the stick and is the only fight to remain on Facebook. The two other fights were shifted around to make up for last minute injuries. If it's a short fight with a finish, it will probably be broadcast on FX.

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert

Preliminary Card (FX)

Dennis Siver vs Nam Phan

Marcus LeVesseur vs Abel Trujillo

Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor

Raphael Assun??o vs Mike Easton

Yves Edwards vs Jeremy Stephens

Main Card

Mike Swick vs Matt Brown

B.J. Penn vs Rory MacDonald

Maur?cio Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson

Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz

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Here's to Ben Henderson smashing Nate Diazs face in. (Y)

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Well Rory just schooled BJ in MMA, wonder if he'll retire again after this fight

AND he called out Condit too!!

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Well Rory just schooled BJ in MMA, wonder if he'll retire again after this fight

AND he called out Condit too!!

He's his only loss but he's on a downward path while Rory is climbing quickly. Maybe they'll put him against Hendricks or Diaz?

Haven't seen the prelims yet, but the main card was amazing.

Mike Swick vs Matt Brown - Matt Brown is on a 4 fight win streak. I'll say that again, Matt Brown is on a 4 fight win streak! A guy who was 12-11 just a few months ago has built a solid streak at WW. Swick didn't do anything wrong, Brown was just too much, attacking on the feet and on the ground with fury. His next fight should be a step up in competition to test his mettle. Here's an idea, how about Thiago Alves? Or even that lame duck, Yoshihiro Akiyama? He's not championship material but I'm curious to see how far up the ladder can he climb.

B.J. Penn vs Rory MacDonald - Rory just destroyed Penn, toying with him for 3 rounds. He could've easily gotten the finish on the 2nd and 3rd but decided to take his foot off the gas because it was not worth the risk. The 2nd round was devastating, he could have finished Penn right then and there with body shots. Penn did his usual thing at WW and wilted completely, looking extremely tired and sticking to his standard attack. Like I said above, B.J. probably retires yet again or stays on as a name opponent for up and comers. Maybe have him fight Matt Brown, I don't know. As for Rory, Diaz, Hendricks, Condit (maybe) or a side move like Kampmann or Ellenberger. He has claimed he won't fight GSP but... if he beats any of those guys, what else is there but a title shot? Will he be constantly beating contenders into the ground until GSP retires or goes to MW to fight Silva?

Maur?cio Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson - Shogun looked like ****. Ignore the commentary, he was sloppy, his cardio wasn't good and he just wasn't fighting smart. A Muay Thai based guy like him and he doesn't throw leg kicks like they're going out of style against a guy that long? I think I'll call it Stefan Struve syndrome. Unless you're Paul Harris, skip the leg locks. Gustafsson also was merciful, taking his foot of the gas on several occasions and sticking to his gameplan when he could've pushed for a finish. With a title shot on the line, I can understand his motives. Why risk it? But still, a signature finish would solidify that title shot because right now he can just be "in the mix". This fight was almost a carbon copy of his Thiago Silva win but this isn't the style to beat Jones, that's for sure. Shogun should just retire, he struggled with Vera and he looked very bad here. Gustafsson needs one more fight before Jones. He must fight either Phil Davis or Rashad Evans, powerhouse LHW wrestlers. If he can't get past them, there's no point in fighting Jones.

Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz - For a guy who had troubles making weight, Diaz looked very "dry", severely lacking in muscle mass and it cost him. Benson dragged and tossed him around the ring. It was pretty clear that if you don't fight the Diaz's fight then they can't beat you. Nate got kicked and punched into oblivion and couldn't make adjustments to his "game plan" of stand and bang to take the fight to Benson. I knew it was going to be a decision but that was a total domination. So, now that Diaz is out of the way, who's next? Winner of Pettis vs Cerone? Seems like the obvious choice. WEC never die. As for Diaz... Diazweight at 165lb? He doesn't have the size for WW and he's a bit too lean for the current breed of LW. A interesting fight for him would be Gray Maynard or Rafael dos Anjos.

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I love UFC, I just don't have much to talk about it. I like reading you guys talking about it and finding out your opinions

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