UFC 128 Results: 'Jones vs Shogun' Which Fights to Watch, Which to Skip

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We know that not everyone can schedule every weekend around the UFC. So we've put together this handy guide to help you catch the must see fights, skip the snoozers and put the maybes on your bucket list.

If you missed the pay per view, most cable systems will let you order it for another day or so.  I highly recommend ordering the HD version on SBN sponsor Comcast if you're in a Comcast region. The Yahoo PPV stream is an alternative if you don't have a cable provider or are outside the USA. UFC.tv features multiple camera angles, multiple audio feeds, real-time DVR controls and a whole bunch of other stuff I haven't had the chance to try out.

You can also view the fights ala carte at UFC.com for $1.99 each. Despite some technical issues, I recommend this for the cost-conscious. 

With hundreds of fighters under contract, the UFC has to put on many more fights than they can air on television, pay per view or even their Facebook stream. So while the official UFC 128 pay per view only featured five fights live -- Jon Jones vs Mauricio Rua, Urijah Faber vs Eddie Wineland, Jim Miller vs Kamal Shalorus, Nate Marquardt vs Dan Miller and Brendan Schaub vs Mirko Filipovic -- there were another seven fights on the card.

Two fights were aired live on Spike TV: Luiz Cane vs Eliot Marshall and Edson Barboza vs Anthony Njokuani. Two more fights were streamed live on the UFC's Facebook page: Mike Pyle vs Ricardo Almeida and Gleison Tibau vs Kurt Pellegrino

That left another three fights in the dark: Erik Koch vs Raphael Assuncao, Nick Catone vs Costantinos Philippou, and Joseph Benavidez vs Ian Loveland.  The Koch Assuncao bout was dramatic enough to be re-aired on both Spike TV and the Pay Per View.

Our own Michael Fagan has gone to the trouble to watch every fight and let you know which ones are can't miss, which ones are entertaining to watch and which ones you can let slide. Here are his quick reviews and links to his full recaps which detail the fight and speculate on what's next for each man:

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