UFC 156 Extended Preview and Fight Card

With UFC on FOX 6 complete, the UFC will now move forward to UFC 156, which takes place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.UFC 156

Saturday night’s card will be headlined by featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1) making his first title defense in nearly 13 months as he will be challeged by former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (14-3-1).

The main card on pay-per-view will also see former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (22-2-1) stepping into the UFC cage for the first time since UFC 145 last April when he was defeated by Jon Jones in a title fight and he will take on veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5).

Also, Alistair Overeem (36-11-1) returns from suspension and will look to secure a title shot against current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez when he takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4), who enters this fight after a first round knockout win over Travis Browne at UFC on FX 5.

The UFC has released the extended preview for the fight card, which is below along with the entire fight card.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Jose Aldo (21-1) vs. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1)
Rashad Evans (22-2-1) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5)
Alistair Overeem (36-11-1) vs. Antonio Silva (17-4)
Jon Fitch (27-4-1) vs. Demian Maia (17-4)
Joseph Benavidez (16-3) vs. Ian McCall (11-3-1)

Preliminary Card: (FX – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Gleison Tibau (35-8) vs. Evan Dunham (13-3)
Tyron Woodley (10-1) vs. Jay Hieron (23-6)
Jacob Volkmann (15-3) vs. Bobby Green (19-5)
Yves Edwards (42-18-1) vs. Issac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1)

Preliminary Card: (Facebook – 6:35 p.m. ET/3:35 p.m. PT)
Chico Camus (12-3) vs. Dustin Kimura (10-0)
Edwin Figueroa (9-1) vs. Francisco Rivera (8-2, 1NC)