Alessio Sakara and Chris Weidman via video.ufc.tv
Four fights will be broadcast on the UFC on Versus 3 telecast. The broadcast kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on Versus and also has the distinction of being the first ever UFC event to be broadcast in 3D. The 3D telecast will be produced by VERSUS with the UFC and sponsored by XFINITY.
What to look for:
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page - This is a bout between two men who are active and don't go to decisions. In their 26 combined professional bouts only one was decided by the judges' scorecards. Bowles (8-1) is returning from a hand injury but he hits very hard and could turn Page's lights out at any moment. Page (12-5) is no slouch in the power department and fans that remember his 18 second KO of Marcos Galvao know that this is not a fight to take your eyes off of at any point.
Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman - Sakara (15-7) has tremendous boxing respective to the majority of mixed martial artists. After limited success upon initially joining the UFC, Sakara has rattled off three straight wins and has clawed his way into the top 20 in the USA TODAY / SB Nation Consensus Rankings. Weidman (4-0) was a multiple time college wrestling All-American and is filling in as a late replacement. The bout entirely comes down to if Weidman can successfully get takedowns, the longer the fight stays standing, the higher the odds of a Sakara KO win.
C.B. Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz - Dollaway (11-2) has come a long way since losing to Amir Sadollah twice on The Ultimate Fighter. He has developed a well rounded game rather than simply resting on his solid wrestling base. Munoz (9-2) also comes from a wrestling background and also has built a well-rounded game. This is a bout between two similar fighters and does have a reasonable chance to be a bit of a boring case of "hold the other guy against the cage" but it could also be a time when two wrestlers decide things with their striking rather than a grapplefest.
Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez - Kampmann (17-4) has solid technical striking but doesn't have the kind of shocking power that forces others to respect that technique. What he does have is a very good ground game and ability to be competitive anywhere a fight may end up. In Sanchez (22-4), he faces a man who has power in his strikes but can be too wild and lack technique. Similar to Kampmann, Sanchez does have a great ground game. The wrestling edge is Diego's as is an edge in cardio. This is a tremendous main event and the winner is solidly in the welterweight title picture.
Make sure to come back tonight and follow along with the live results and commentary when the event goes live on Facebook at 8 p.m. ET.