UFC 194 Preview: ‘War is Upon Us’

The fight week of all fight weeks wraps up this Saturday night when UFC 194 gets underway at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card features the most anticipated matchup of the year for the Featherweight Championship, as well as a Middleweight title fight featuring two fighters in their athletic primes.

The UFC will hold 3 fight cards this week in Las Vegas, but UFC 194 is the card everyone has been looking forward to since July. Fans from Brazil, Ireland and the United States will be tuning into one of the biggest nights in the sport’s history.

Jose Aldo (25-1) vs. Conor McGregor (18-2) – UFC Featherweight Championship

The most anticipated featherweight fight of all time finally takes place this Saturday when interim champ“The Notorious” Conor McGregor finally gets a chance to back up his trash talk that has lasted for years. Jose Aldo has been the featherweight king for 6 years going back to the WEC, but McGregor brings a skill set to the Octagon that the champ has not seen before.

Although McGregor is known for his brash personality and flashiness, he has been a dominant fighter to say the least. He not only knocks out his opponents, he usually picks the round in which he will do it. His precision striking includes a devastating left hand that has been a puzzle for his previous opponents. McGregor’s personality has made him a polarizing figure in the MMA world, with fans that either love him or hate him.

Aldo is being underestimated in this fight by fans and media alike, which is somewhat surprising. He has dominated many of his opponents inside the Octagon with a combination of striking and world-class takedown defense. This matchup will surely bring out the best in Aldo, and a victory would bring McGregor’s plans for dominance to a grinding halt.