Friday, April 6, 2007

Five Ounces Of Pain: UFC 69

By Sam Caplan

The UFC has begun to capitalize on their growing popularity by holding events in major arenas outside of Las Vegas, and last month's UFC 68 card in Columbus, Ohio, was an unquestioned success.

UFC 69 in Houston won't set a North American attendance record, but a large crowd is expected to be on hand Saturday to see Georges St. Pierre make his first-ever welterweight title defense against the winner of the welterweight division of The Ultimate Fighter 4, Matt Serra.

The St. Pierre-Serra main event will likely be just as much of a one-sided affair as last month's main event between Randy Couture and Tim Sylvia, but bouts featuring Diego Sanchez vs. Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick vs. Yushin Okami should provide plenty of drama.

In order to get you in the mood for Saturday's fight card, here's our full preview of UFC 69:

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