It’s time! UFC 131 airs tonight and we will be enjoying some highly interesting matches and one match that will result in a title shot. Exciting!
Shane Carwin versus Junior Dos Santos will most likely be a very quick slugfest or a long wrestling/jiu-jitsu grindfest. But as soon as one of these giant Heavyweights connects with their monster hands the other will most likely go to sleep. Carwin took this fight on short notice as it was originally slated for Brock Lesnar but Carwin has been training hard and looks better than ever in terms of conditioning. I’d call it the best 50/50 fight ever.
Kenny Florian versus Diego Nunes will be a legendary fight for two reasons: once Kenny completes this match he is the only fighter to compete in four different weight classes. Impressive. Will this move down from Lightweight to Featherweight prove to be a mistake? Nunes is one of the toughest Featherweights around and the winner is certain to be among the top contenders for Aldo’s title.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone versus Vagner Rocha. Cerrone is one of the top Lightweights in the world and is one of the most entertaining guys around. I am certain that he will pick Rocha apart and walk away as the winner. He is godlike.
Demian Maia versus Mark Munoz is tough to call and will most likely be a very boring grindfest or a quick submission match. Maia is responsible for one of the most boring fights in UFC history against Silva and I have no respect for him at all. He is a boring fighter and will have to pull of countless successive entertaining fights for me to change my mind.
Of course there is more, like Mike Massenzio vs. Krzysztof Soszynski on the preliminary card that I am sure will be entertaining as the Polish Experiment always looks for the KO. Be sure to watch UFC 131 tonight because I sure as hell will watch it.
I am very excited to see the new Carwin because I liked the old one a lot. Is this one better? He has lost 30 lbs.