Saturday night promises to be real entertaining. UFC 194 has been finally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 starting 10 PM ET and 7 PM PT. The much awaited Featherweight Championship bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor is happening this weekend.
Previously McGregor won the Featherweight Championship beating Chad Mendes in the second round of UFC 189. The original match was supposed to happen to between Aldo and McGregor back in July, but Aldo suffered a massive rib injury and the match had to be postponed.
The hype around the fight is really growing. And UFC is leaving no stones unturned to make this bout a major success. According to Bleacher Report, Aldo has been listed as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the World while McGregor has been listed at number 12.
Since both of them are recognized titleholders, UFC is promoting the fight as Champion vs. Champion.
The previous Ultimate Fighting Championship 193 was between former Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and current champion Holly Holm. The “Preachers Daughter” thumped “Rowdy” to take the UFC Title back in Australia.
Fans are excited about the fight and UFC 194 is being touted as one of the major fights to go down on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Aldo hasn’t lost a fight since 2005, but McGregor should use his ability to surprise everyone inside the Octagon.
At this moment, one would expect Aldo to win given his track record. Brett Okamoto of ESPN predicted the possible outcome and was quoted as saying, “The more well-rounded guy is Jose Aldo. We saw the way Chad Mendes was able to handle Conor on the ground. He didn’t offer much from his back and didn’t offer much takedown defense.”
“In the stand-up realm, I think it’s very close. Conor is a seasoned, fluid striker. Aldo is explosive. I think Aldo does a better job of using all his limbs — knees, elbows, and kicks. I lean toward Aldo, but if it stays standing, it’s anybody’s fight.”
UFC 194 Fight Card
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2015
Time: 10 PM ET, 7 PM PT
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada
Live Stream: UFC