UFC Champions Tyron Woodley and Amanda Nunes got a bit lucky and had a chance to go behind the scenes with the Falcons.
Check out the video as they witness their final practice session and enjoy themselves.
Chan Sung Jung has earned the nickname “The Korean Zombie” for his exciting fighting style and his ability to always stay aggressive, even after he’s taken a few blows.
His bout against Dennis Bermudez at Fight Night Houston will be Jung’s first since August 2013, as he’s been away for military service, and his return has been highly anticipated.
Bermudez is UFC’s No. 9-ranked featherweight, and has a reputation for being a ground-and-pound fighter. The clash in fighting styles raises prospects of an intriguing fight, and Bermudez believes he’s both faster and stronger than his opponent.
Watch Joe Rogan’s breakdown of the big fight.
Who do you think will win?
UFC Fight Night comes to Houston on Saturday, but all the talk ahead of the fights is about the big game the city is hosting the next day. It’s a busy weekend for Houston, as Saturday’s Fight Night is followed by the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Although the fighters were all focused on getting ready for Saturday, they couldn’t help but talk about Super Bowl 51, when Tom Brady’s New England Patriots dynasty faces the upstart Atlanta Falcons, led by Matt Ryan.
The Falcons seemed to be the popular pick, with Derrick Lewis and welterweight champion Tyronne Woodley among the majority of fighters expecting the Falcons’ explosive offense to defy the odds and upset the Patriots.
“They embody the phrase ‘Rise Up,'” Woodley said. “Everyone counted them out. They rose to the occasion and got the job done.”
Dennis Bermudez, who is fighting in the Fight Night’s headline event against Chan Sung Jung, was one of a sizable minority stumping for Patriots’ superior know-how. UFC’s No. 9 featherweight fighter thinks the Falcons’ defence won’t be able to pressure Brady enough to knock the Patriots off their game.
Julianna Pena is a huge Patriots fan, but she met the Falcons during their training camp before the season and bonded with the players. Despite that experience, she’s sticking with her heart and rooting for the Patriots, saying, “Bill Belichick is the best coach ever.”