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Another double-dose of prelims for UFC 128

Let me be the first to say that the poster for UFC 128 is about as uninspired as it gets… even the fighters look kinda “meh” about it.  Maybe they should have hired THIS GUY to do it instead (he’s got some ideas for UFC 129 too), or perhaps our own iamphoenix.

Anyways, once again the UFC is giving us a two-fer of free preliminary fights on Facebook and Spike TV, making this the 5th event in a row with Facebook prelims (starting at “Fight for the Troops 2”).  Some folks (like us) have long bitched that the UFC should give free access to the prelim fights instead of charging to download them, in order to encourage fans to care about their up-and-coming guys… promote “the stars of tomorrow” and all that jazz.  Well I guess our complaints have been heard, cause it looks like the Facebook experiment is here to stay.  Now if Dana would only listen to me about rehiring Natasha… sigh.

There’s been several changes lately due to injuries, so the card now breaks down like so:

LHW Title Fight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jon “Bones” Jones
Urijah “Ballchinian” Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Jim Miller vs. Kamal “The Iron Sheik” Shalorus
Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama vs. Nate “The Great” Marquardt
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub
Luis “Banha” Cane vs. Eliot “The Fire” Marshall
Edson “Dr Leg-Kicks” Barboza vs. Anthony “The Nigerian Money Offer” Njokuani
Ricardo “Cachorrao” Almeida vs. Mike “Quicksand” Pyle
Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian “The Barn Owl” Loveland
Raphael Assuncao vs. Erik “New Breed” Koch
Nick “The Jersey Devil” Catone vs. Dan Miller


UPDATE:  A couple Jackals have brought something to my attention, and that is what’s Benavidez doing on the unaired prelims?!  Only two fights ago, he challenged for the bantamweight belt and lost by split decision… then he subbed former top-10 ranked BJJ whiz Wagnney Fabiano.  This guy is #2 in the goddamn world, but apparently he’s not worth watching.  Meanwhile, Luis Cane is on a two-loss skid and fighting a TUF washout who got called up from the minors on a short-notice injury replacement, but their fight is on Spike… not just Facebook, fucking Spike.

But there is a ray of hope… on a couple of the previous events, the UFC added another fight to either the Facebook or TV prelims some time after they were first announced.  So far there’s only two matches on each this time, and they’ve done three before, so here’s hoping Joey B gets some love.

  • frickshun says:

    Smith–>alternate posters are fucking awesome. That dude puts the UFC marketing team to shame.

    And the Natasha pics…….GODDAMN those are the hottest injuries I’ve ever seen!! I would lick the puss from her infected wounds.

    Also, you’re a lazy fuck for not linking Batman & Tibau (or the rest of the fighters).

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be special, Mr. Barboza. I’ve already hitched my bandwagon to you……

  • agentsmith says:

    The rest of the links are there now.  I had to save the article because I was switching to a different compooter.  Didn’t expect it to get bumped so fast.

  • frickshun says:

    I didn’t need them, just wanted to be a cock.

  • YEAH RIGHT says:

    This has to be the best top to bottom card the UFC has put on in years.

    Frick-I’m the driver of the barboza bandwagon.

    I’m upset my boy Joey B’s getting no play on this card. What the fuck, over.

  • CAP says:

    Yeah those are some of the best posters I’ve seen in a while.

    Pretty stoked for the Spike prelims but I haven’t gotten desperate enough to get on facebook.

  • glassjawsh says:

    @ hyhypt – odd that youd be able to see any fights considering how badly your view must be obstructed that far up urijiah’ butts (yes plural)

    edit: eddie wineland’s swirl tattoo is the gayest body art this side of alan belcher

  • Grappo says:

    siiiiiiick caaaaaaard

  • scissors61 says:

    I’m upset my boy Joey B’s getting no play on this card. What the fuck, over.

    Me and every MMA fan in my city are right with ya on that one. In any case, fuckin’ WAR BENAVIDEZ

  • SHORT_BUS says:

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin other news………. “someone leaked” an old Tom Lawlor sex tape.

    I’ll post the link here and make a thread for shits and giggles.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    id pay money to see this card… Georges “I don’t Risk anything in my fights” St. Pierre vs Jake “Blanket” Shields i think ill catch that some other time. Sexyama vs Marquardt, Cro Cop vs Jewish guy, Jim miller vs the Iron Sheik, and Shogun vs Hype machine

  • Marley Marl says:

    Whats going on with all the pictures always showing up as the frog from image shack >.<

  • iamphoenix says:

    i don’t know it’s bullshit marley because they don’t give a shit cuz it works for them. i hate that fucking frog.

  • Blackula Jonez says:

    Surprised to see that Cro Cop went from main event fighter to card opener. Sucks to see a vet be executed to an up and comer but it wouldn’t be the first or last time I guess.


    I am pretty sure if Joe B styles on this barn owl kid he will get either some spike prelim or some ppv action.


    Still can’t say how the fight will play out in the main event seeing as how Bones has yet to face a striker and bjj player of Shoguns caliber…that is of course if Rua’s body has stopped self destructing from the bottom up.

  • Grappo says:

    i don’t know it’s bullshit marley because they don’t give a shit cuz it works for them.


    Yeah that’s why I uploaded about 40 gifs to tinypic in this post, individually, entering a captcha for each rutting one of them instead of using my one-click bulk uploader for imageshack that allows me to get back to important stuff like masturbating.

  • frickshun says:

    ^^Grappo is fucking fired up!! How dare you cut into his jack time.

  • Letibleu says:

    So Tinypic is the way to go?

  • agentsmith says:

    TinyPic and Photobucket are sister sites, in that TinyPic is for “anonymous” uploads, but if you want an account, it just forwards you to Photobucket where you must sign up.

    Since some of you are bitching, I changed the pic above to Photobucket… I guess we’ll try that for awhile and see how it goes.

  • agentsmith says:

    I also updated the Corissa Furr spank tank for you Imageshack haters.

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  • FiveBoltMain says:

    wah wah wah the pics don’t load. grow up pussies!!!

  • frickshun says:

    I’d actually like to see that fight as well as the Koch fight. They should air those on fucking Twitter or LinkedIn!!

  • subo says:

    You’re all dumb.


    Jon Fitch’s first fight after getting his ass beat by GSP was a prelim (they were all slated to be unaired in those days, dont think it made the ppv) against Akihiro Gono.  If he wins, he should, if he loses, it’s terrible.  No need to show it.

  • iamphoenix says:

    fuck all you guys i’m leaving. fuck this shit.

  • YEAH RIGHT says:

    Subo-Sure, that makes sense. Especially since they have to show quality talent like Luiz cane and Elliot marshall fighting. It only makes sense to have the #2 bantom weight in the world fighting on an unaired prelim when you have 4 unranked fighters on the prelims.

  • YEAH RIGHT says:

    Plus, jon fitch fucking sucks. No one likes watching him fight.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    ^ its because he is small and mexican