updated: Plus, Chico Camus will welcome undefeated top prospect Dustin Kimura to the world-famous Octagon in a bantamweight scrap.
Woodley Replaces Silva Against Hieron at UFC 156
updated January 2
An injury has forced up-and-comer Erick Silva off of next month's UFC 156 fight card. Welterweight contender Tyron Woodley (10-1), who most recently faced Nate Marquardt for the Strikeforce title in August, has verbally agreed to fight Silva's original opponent, Vegas' own Jay Hieron.
Christmas vs. King in Las Vegas
updated December 27
Bobby "King" Green has verbally agreed to make his UFC debut against Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann in a lightweight bout at UFC 156. Green is riding a four-fight win streak into the bout against the Div. I All-American wrestler.
Bantamweights Booked for Super Bowl Show
updated December 12
Two exciting bantamweight strikers go at it on February 2nd at UFC 156 in Las Vegas as Edwin Figueroa returns against Francisco Rivera. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.
Lightweights and Flyweights to Light Up Super Bowl Weekend
updated December 5
Verbal agreements are in for two more fights featuring some big names in the lighter weight divisions on Super Bowl weekend.
Two of the world's elite flyweights go head to head on February 2nd at UFC 156 as Joseph Benavidez battles Ian McCall.
Plus, lightweights Evan Dunham and Gleison Tibau will lock horns in a battle of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts.
Erick Silva to Battle Jay Hieron
updated November 21
The welterweight hits keep on coming for UFC 156 in February, as Brazilian phenom Erick Silva battles veteran Jay Hieron in a compelling 170-pound showdown that was verbally agreed to today.
Top Welterweights Added to UFC 156
updated November 15
After scoring impressive wins at UFC 153, Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Demian Maia and relentless wrestler Jon Fitch have verbally agreed to fight one another at UFC 156. "Maia hopes to move up the welterweight rankings by taking out perennial contender Fitch," said UFC president Dana White. "Fitch wants to build on his Fight of the Night-winning victory over Erick Silva."
The Reem Returns, plus Suga vs. Lil' Nog
updated November 13
Top-ten ranked heavyweight contenders will collide as Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Alistair “The Reem” Overeem have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 156.
The bout, expected to take place Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, has been scheduled pending licensing approval of Overeem by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That decision will be finalized in early 2013.
updated: A light heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has also been verbally agreed upon for the star-studded event.
Aldo-Edgar Superfight Re-Booked
updated October 30
Super Bowl weekend will bring UFC fans a long-awaited superfight between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The featherweight title fight will take place at UFC 156 in Las Vegas on February 2.
The bout was briefly slated to headline UFC 153 in Rio before Aldo was forced to withdraw due to an injury.
"I'm pumped," UFC president Dana White told USA Today when the bout was first made in August. "I think that people are going to be very excited for this fight." (Click for full interview)
"This is not only a world title fight but also a superfight that has long been a dream match for many fans," said White. "Aldo and Edgar are two fantastic fighters who are always a part of the pound-for-pound debate."
The news was first announced Tuesday on UFC Tonight, FUEL TV's weekly news program. More details of the February 2 event, including venue and ticket information, will be announced in coming weeks on UFC.com.