Hot days and long summer nights could not have gotten any livelier as UFC 148 comes live and direct from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Saturday night’s Pay-Per-View card kicks off with bantamweight action as “The Hulk” Mike Easton (12-1) squares off against Ivan Menjivar (24-8). “Money” Chad Mendes (11-1) returns to action when he meets Cody McKenzie (13-2) in the featherweight division. In a guaranteed spectacle, Cung Le (7-2) will look to get his first win in the organization when he welcomes back a fellow knockout artist in “The Predator” Patrick Cote (17-7). Former light heavyweight champions meet in the co-main event as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (16-10-1) graces the Octagon one last time against rival Forrest Griffin (18-7) with each man looking to come out on top of this rubber match. The main event is a rematch of 2010’s “Fight of the Year” as Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) and champion “The Spider” Anderson Silva (31-4) meet once again with the belt on the line. Among all the action though, welterweight grapplers will engage as Judoka “Stun Gun” (15-1-1) Dong Hyun Kim meets Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Demian Maia (15-4). Each man saw the road to gold once before and if they wish to travel that road again, they have to make their stand here and now on one of the biggest cards of the year.
The moment of truth for UFC Middleweight Champion “The Spider” Anderson Silva (31-4) and his arch nemesis Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) will arrive when they step under the bright lights of the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 148. Forrest Griffin (18-7) and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (16-10-1) will meet in the co-main event for a career defining fight of their own as the former champ and the original Ultimate Fighter meet in their twilight. Cung Le (7-2) will anchor the card against Canadian striker “The Predator” Patrick Cote (17-7) in what has a “loser leaves town match” feel to it, and “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (15-1-1) will welcome Demian Maia (15-4) to the welterweight division. After “The Hulk” Mike Easton (12-1) and “The Pride of El Salvador” Ivan Menjivar (24-8) meet to open the card, fans find what was until recently a preliminary affair between TUF stand-out “AK Kid” Cody McKenzie (13-2) and “Money” Chad Mendes (11-1) of the Team Alpha Male camp.