Jose aldo is alright. He fights, he wins, and he does it all in style. I take nothing away from the guy. He's got impressive wins over 2 of the best 145ers around and the best, and probably only, flying double knee I've ever seen. I just feel people are giving him way too much credit. Frankie Edgar is a natural 145er but fights at 155 because he wants to fight the best and the ufc's the place for that. Bj Penn beat the champ of the weight above, Matt Hughes, who happened to be unstoppable at the time. Gsp has dominated everyone he's ever fought and showed to be dominant in all aspects of the game. Anderson silva's on a 13 fight win streak that includes wins over guys a weight class above including a former light heavy weight champ. Machida went 15 and 0 without ever losing a round, until he bumped into Shogun. Shogun has ran through pretty much everyone he's faced impressively and is the only guy to hold back to back wins over 2 hall of famers. I'm just saying, he's got to challenge himself a little more before people can say he's one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. All he is right now is a really good fighter outside of the ufc. Jon Jones would already be lhw champ if he was fighting anywhere else. I'd like to see aldo at least go up and fight Ben Henderson. If he's really out to prove he's one of the all time best, pull a frankie and come fight in the ufc. I see frankie, Bj and maynard all being capable of handing him a loss. Tonight, he's supposed to beat manny gamburian, and impressively. After all, manny made it nowhere near the top in his ufc run. If he does, he's still needs some proving to do. If he doesn't, well people need to stop putting his name in the same sentence as bj's.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Strikeforce confirmed that Paul Daley’s debut fight will be against “Hands of Steel” himself Scott Smith. Smith lost his previous fight back in June via KO (kick to the body) courtesy of Cung Le. Meanwhile Daley has won his last two fights after getting cut from the UFC when he sucker punched Koscheck after the fight. Daley’s last win was at Shark Fights 13 via Decision (Unanimous) against Jorge Masvidal. Daley and Smith will meet up on Dec. 3 at
Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo for "Strikeforce: vs. Babalu." Henderson
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Heavyweight Stefan Struve signed a new four-fight deal with UFC as of yesterday.
The 22-year-old Dutch fighter Struve (20-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) last fight was at UFC 117 where he knocked out Christian Morecraft and bounced back from a TKO loss courtesy of Roy Nelson in UFC Fight Night 21.
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
Start Time: 7:00pm MST
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
- Champ Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan (for featherweight title)
- Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner
- Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia
- Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop
- Leonard Garcia vs. Mark Hominick
- Pablo Garza vs. Tiequan Zhang
- Mike Brown vs. Cole Province
- Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff
- Diego Nunes vs. Tyler Toner
- Antonio Banuelos vs. Chad George
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Nick Pace
Friday, September 24, 2010
So how about the mess in the middle weight division? First you have Sonnen taking the juice and now
isn’t injured and is fighting Silva for the belt. I think Silva has this fight in the bag! His stand up, ground game, and clinch are far better than Belfort . This fight was basically a quick signed fight to cover for Sonnen. No wonder Sonnen dominated the whole fight right? He was jacked up on testosterone! If you ask me Silva should step up and move on to light heavyweight. I mean he isn’t going to have another good fight in middle weight now the Sonnen is off the roids so what is he waiting for? He already took out Forrest like nothing so he proved he can fight with the big boys. I would love to see an Anderson Silva vs. Rashad Evans fight. All I can wait for is Silva and GSP! The next contender is between Okami and Marquardt. This should be a pretty good fight but I think Marquardt will take it by a decision. Overall Middle Weight is shaping up to look pretty good I guess. I just don’t see Silva getting any real competition any time soon. That’s all for now until next time! Keep your fists up and keep fighting! Belfort
by: Nick Duran
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Though the main event, it not being a championship match or #1 contender status, does not have as much relevance as these past couple of UFC events, the Main Card is filled with some pretty cool, potentially exciting fights.
The main event fight, to me, seems a little bit of a mismatch, considering the difference in weight and caliber of recent opponents. It's still a fight I want to see. Maybe Cro Cop will walk in there, stalk Frank Mir, stuff a couple of take downs here and there and pick him apart until he either sends him to the hospital or the cemetery, depending on his mood. More than likely, he's going to get out boxed and/or out grappled and finished within the first 2 rounds by Frank Mir, but people are allowed to dream, and maybe this is the fight where he finally gives us the awesome head kick KO.
In my opinion, the most interesting and exciting match in the whole card; the Co main event puts up-and-comer Ryan Bader against an established top level fighter in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The fight could go either way. Lil' nog has pretty crisp boxing and his last name is Nogueira, so I'm pretty sure he's a whiz on the ground. Bader has heavy hands and power wrestling. Due to Nogueira's performance against Jason Brilz and how dominant Bader has shown to be against all his previous opponents, including Keith Jardine, I say Bader takes it. He's young blood and seems to have the tools to make Nogueira another stepping stone but it should be a pretty competitive fight.
Chris Lytle and Matt Serra, both with solid ground skills and a knack for throwing haymakers, are scheduled to duke it out as the third fight of the night. Matt Serra, after losing to Hughes, got himself a win over Frank Trigg and is out to prove he's still a top 170-pounder. Chris Lytle, though he's lost most his fights against top fighters including Koscheck and Alves, he always puts on a show and didn't seem too outmatched by either of the contenders. Though I think Matt Serra will walk away the winner thanks to his big overhand right, Chris Lytle has the boxing skills and reach advantage to make it his fight.
Another battle between experienced veteran and up-and-comer, Evan Dunham VS Sean Sherk is scheduled to be the second fight of the night. Evan Dunham came out nowhere with his undefeated record, submitted Efrain Escudero and out grappled and out boxed Tyson Griffin. He remains undefeated and looks to add and even bigger name to his win list. Sherk has been missing for like a year and a half now, last seen in his loss to current champ Frankie Edgar. Though Sherk climbed to the top and once held the title at 155, he has recently opted to try and box with whoever's in front of him instead of shooting for the takedown, and has resulted in a couple of losses. With recent releases from top fighters due to losses regardless of an exciting performance and more lightweights climbing up the ranks, Sherk should go back to his wrestling roots and fight to keep his job, even if people think it's boring. I see Dunham using his reach to outbox Sherk and his ground skills to control the ground game for a decision win.
by. Enrique Cabral
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