The event is headlined by the long-awaited superfight between Jose Aldo and Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. The pair will go toe-to-toe for the UFC Featherweight title, with Edgar finally making his debut at what seems as his natural weight class. As for Aldo, the Brazilian KO artist will be looking to defend his title for the fourth consecutive time, and sixth overall (including WEC bouts).
Also on the card, Alistair Overeem makes his return against no other than Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The winner of this fight could be the next in line for Cain Velasquez‘s UFC Heavyweight title. UFC 156 also includes the Light Heavyweight encounter between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, while Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia, and Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall complete the main card.
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Prelim Card (Facebook)
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura