When the UFC first rolled out the Fight Night experiment, I prayed
to every available God that it would become the platform the sport
so desperately needed to highlight both up-and-coming talent and
After sitting through an inaugural Fight Night card that was marred
by a premature stoppage and a trio of narcoleptic decisions, I made
peace with the fact that the Gods had ignored me and that the grand
experiment was in for some major retooling.
Thankfully, Wednesday’s event marks not only the UFC’s first show
in Tennessee but also a return to form for the Fight Night
experiment. Featuring a main event that pits outgoing WEC
welterweight champion Carlos
Condit against Xtreme Couture blue-chipper Martin
Kampmann, Joe Silva & Co. have booked a quality lineup that
will play host to many of the UFC’s 25-and-under crowd.
So dust off the yarmulke, reach a state of Zen and get squared up
on the knowledge front.