UFC 168 Aftermath

UFC 168 Aftermath

Some thoughts on the recently concluded UFC 168 card:

Travis Browne is a legit contender. He’s in it to win it. Whenever he steps into the octagon, destruction is bound to happen. That is what actually took place when he finished Josh Barnett with a first round knock out via elbows to the side of the head. This was similar to the punishment he did to Gabriel Gonzaga a couple of bouts ago. I see Browne earning a title shot next year or perhaps facing Werdum (which he’ll pretty much demolish) first since Velasquez is injured. (more…)

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UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 on December 28th

The most anticipated rematch of the year is fast approaching. Chris Weidman, is set to face Anderson Silva for the second time. But this time around, he’s the one defending the UFC Middleweight Championship belt. Silva vows to reclaim the title from Weidman’s hands. I know many people are very curious about Silva’s fighting approach on their upcoming rematch. He will definitely be more cautious, after learning to respect Weidman’s punching power the hard way. I am pretty sure he’s going to drop the arrogant antics that he has done in their first bout and be more focused in the fight.

The Middleweight Championship bout is set to take place on UFC 168, scheduled on December 28, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card is packed with exciting and intriguing fights. Co-headlining the event is the Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout and a rematch as well between the champ Ronda Rousey and the challenger, Miesha Tate. Other matches include a heavyweight collision between Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes and a featherweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao.

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Big Foot Vs Velasquez 2

The rematch between Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Cain Velasquez will finally take place today! I have been waiting for this rematch for weeks. I think Cain will still bag the win but I am intrigued by Big Foot’s power. The knock out power that Big Foot has shown in the Browne and Overeem matches were astounding. The guy is not a joke. Yes Browne got injured and Overeem became cocky, but a fight is still a fight. Antonio Silva finished them both in an exciting fashion. But we are talking about Velasquez here. The guy is a beast. He will most likely take down Big Foot as early as possible and dominate him with flurries of punches. The same formula as with the first match. Velasquez via third round TKO.

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I Want to See GSP Fight Anderson Silva

So who is the G.O.A.T. in the world of Mixed Martial Arts? There will be a bunch of people who would say George St.-Pierre is the greatest of all time, but many would argue and say that Anderson Silva is the best. Okay, Silva is pretty much at the top of the list as per most fight spor critiques. Even the UFC builds Silva as the number one pound for pound fighter. But when you think about it, if you put these two fighters in the octagon for a five-round Champion vs. Champion war, do you think the odds are a bit in favor of GSP?

One key factor towards beating Anderson Silva is the wrestling. GSP has great wrestling, He’s got superior takedowns and we all saw what happened in the first Silva-Sonnen fight. Sonnen dominated the champion for five rounds and luckily for Anderson, he was able to sneak in a triangle choke-armbar submission. But with GSP it’s a different thing. GSP has great submission defense unlike Sonnen’s who’s been a victim of many submissions. If GSP can take Silva down at will, he’ll most probably get a win unless Silva pulls off another wicked submission or catches GSP with a flying knee.

So there, I want to see Geirge St.-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva. GSP is a big welterweight. It will be easy for the guy, who’s known for his great discipline, to move up to middleweight. But right now, Silva first needs to defend his title against Chris Weidman, whom I think has the right tools to beat him. Okay, I am not a huge Silva fan.

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