Five UFC belts up for grabs this summer

Posted on May 13th, 2012 by Rich in Martial Arts Resources

Over the weekend, two more UFC championship bouts were finalized for the summer, and it’s clear that the UFC wants to keep those championship belts moving. Every belt, except for the welterweight belt that is in limbo because of Georges St-Pierre’s injured knee and the just-contested light heavyweight belt, will be on the line between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

— Bantamweight: Champion Dominick Cruz will rematch Urijah Faber at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas

— Featherweight: Champion Jose Aldo will fight Erik Koch at UFC 149 on July 21 in Calgary

— Lightweight: Champion Benson Henderson will rematch with Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 on Aug. 11 in Denver

— Middleweight: Champion Anderson Silva will rematch with Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, which is the most stacked UFC event since UFC 129 last April.

— Heavyweight: Champion Junior dos Santos will fight Frank Mir at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas.

Throw in a free on Fox show, a Fuel and an FX show and UFC 147 with Wanderlei Silva fighting Vitor Belfort, it’s going to be a … wait for it … hot summer of MMA. Which belt is most likely to have a new owner by Labor Day? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/five-ufc-belts-grabs-summer-183124577.html

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