Hatsu Hioki was supposed to be next in line to challenge for the UFC Featherweight Championship. Ross Pearson was a win or two away himself from a title shot. In one night, both men's hopes were dashed.
The consensus ranked number #2 Featherweight in the world Hatsu Hioki has been relegated to the UFC On FX 4 preliminary card, that airs on Fuel TV Friday night, while fighters of lesser relevance and importance feature in a main card bout. KJ Gould speculates why a future title challenger to UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is being under promoted.
MMAmania.com will provide up-to-the-second coverage and live streaming video of the UFC on FX 4 weigh-ins at 4 p.m. ET, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude. See it all LIVE right here.
Final set of UFC on FX 4 predictions and preview for "Prelims" under card fights -- Hatsu Hioki vs Ricardo Lamas, Joey Gambino vs Steven Siler, Brock Jardine vs Rick Story and Ramsey Nijem vs. C.J. Keith -- that will air on FUEL TV from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on June 22, 2012.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Fri., June 22, 2012), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on the FX channel. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 5:45 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FUEL TV.
UFC on FX 4 features a lightweight main event, but before the main card goes down, a very enticing featherweight attraction will take place on the prelims. The Fuel TV channel released a video preview earlier today.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a closer look at last night's thrilling UFC on Fuel TV 3 main event between "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung and Dustin "Diamond" Poirier. How was Jung able to capitalize and get that fourth round finish? Find out inside.