UFC 166 Staredowns: Main Card Fighters Face Off From Houston

UFC 166 Staredowns: Main Card Fighters Face Off From Houston


The buildup to this Saturday’s UFC 166 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, is reaching its peak, and with it comes the traditional pre-fight staredowns.

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was on hand to face off with challenger and former champion Junior Dos Santos, and MMA H.E.A.T. was right there to catch all of the action.

Co-main event participants Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson also appeared, as did lightweight scrappers Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez. Main card participants Gabriel Gonzaga, Shawn Jordan, John Dodson, and Darrell Montague rounded out today’s promotional event.

It promises to be a heavy-hitting event from Houston this weekend. Which fights are you looking forward to the most, and why?

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

    I just realized how SICK this card is… a lot of promising matchups!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

      This has been a great year….We've seen a lot of Shakeups with Anthony Pettis, Chris Weidman and still have GSP defending soon as well…

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      It's the deepest card I can think of. It's going to be an amazing night of MMA.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MikeDrahota Mike Drahota

    Agreed. It's been a great year for MMA, the best ever in my opinion. And Jones almost lost his belt (some say he should have) !!! If JDS gets the belt back, and GSP loses, that will undoubtedly be the craziest year ever, with Silva vs. Weidman II still set to go off. Insane. The UFC delivers.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

      @Mike…It seemed like we went through the most predictable era when Anderson was champion. Weidman smashed the predictability era away

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MikeDrahota Mike Drahota

        That's a good point man. He kind of kicked off the unpredictability era; Pettis continued it and Gustafsson nearly did. If Hendricks wins, it will be officially here.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    O pau vai comer maluco!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      sharped you, no bad feelings Brasil

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

    Who can't like John Dodson? You have to love it when you see a guy smiling that much, before a fight.

    Gabe Gonzaga looked huge next to Jordan.

    Diego Sanchez, surely there is no more serious nor intense man in MMA.

    Cormier looked great in his suit and there seemed to be no animosity between the two.

    Cain & Cigano, just wow. I hope this fight turns out to be what all of us want, which is just a great fight. Something as epic as Jones & Gustafsson would be incredible.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    @entity….its all good.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/nimbleweed nimbleweed

    Another great card…

    FOTN – Sanchez v Melendes
    KO – Dodson
    Sub – Napao

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

    What if I buy a shirt from Twillhound and I look too good?