LOS ANGELES, CA – On this week’s special edition of UFC TONIGHT: Before They Were Champions. Jon Jones. Anderson Silva. Cain Velasquez. Georges St-Pierre. These champions are household names now, but do you remember these men before they were champs? Get ready for a trip down memory lane as UFC TONIGHT looks back at some of the earliest fights from the UFC’s best before they became champions.
In this special episode, you’ll get to see GSP vs. Jay Hieron at UFC 48, Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien from UFC 100, Cain Velasquez’s UFC debut vs. Brad Morris at UFC 83, and
Anderson Silva’s UFC debut vs. Chris Leben at UFN 5.
This week on UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER, Johny Hendricks arrives in Montreal for the biggest fight of his life as our cameras cover every moment leading up to his fight against Carlos Condit and follow Bigg Rigg in the aftermath of the fight that determines the next welterweight title challenger. As “The Mauler” prepares to headline the UFC’s return to Sweden in April, light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson shows off his family’s crib in the Swedish countryside that includes an unusual place for a gym.
Then, go all-access for UFC 360’s photo shoot with the baddest man on the planet. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez takes his new toy – the Harley Davidson motorcycle he won at UFC 155 – for a ride on the open road.
UFC TONIGHT is the official weekly news and information show of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Veteran UFC fighter and multiple title contender Kenny Florian, light heavyweight number-one contender Chael Sonnen, Leeann Tweeden and three-time World MMA Awards Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani bring you all the news and analysis.
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