UFC on FX 1: Music City Mayhem

Michael EvansCorrespondent IIIJanuary 18, 2012

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Nashville is one heck of a town. It is the official country music hotspot in the United States and, like many other American cities, it loves a good fight.

I badly wanted to attend this event. However, due to work obligations, I am forced to watch on television like most other fans.

I am not complaining, of course, but it would have been amazing to have been there. Not only is a UFC event an awesome spectacle, but Nashville itself is a great city for such a sporting affair.

The fight takes place at Bridgestone Arena. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nashville, Tennessee, this arena has one of the best locations of any venue in the United States.

The arena is located in the heart of the city, and it is literally in the middle of the music and bar scene on Broadway. And because it is in the great state of Tennessee, a person can grab a ticket at the last minute from those kind gentleman who like to help a person out when they need to make a purchase en route to the event.

Friday's UFC on FX  event will mark the first of its kind to appear on the Fox-owned channel. Fox and Fuel will also air fights throughout the year that are part of the seven-year contract between the UFC and the Fox family of networks.

The UFC is pulling no punches with its first FX card. The evening features UFC fan-favorite fighters such as Melvin Guillard, Pat Barry, Duane "Bang" Ludwig and Jorge Rivera.

Music City is always ready for a good time, and the when the UFC comes to town, the atmosphere will be electric and the fans will be rabid with anticipation.

It is safe to say to Friday, January 20, 2012 will be night to remember.