In a “Rocky” story come to life, Jon “Bones” Jones is getting the opportunity of a lifetime to fight Shogun Rua for the light heavyweight title this Saturday at UFC 128…and I’ve haven’t looked this forward to a fight since Rashad vs. Rampage. There are a bunch more fights on the card too. Let’s get it on…
Give me Ricardo Almeida over Mike Pyle, Gleison Tibau over Kurt Pellegrino, Elliot Marshall over Luis Cane, and Edson Barboza Jr. over Anthony Njokuani.
For my “upset pick,” I’m like Brendan Schaub over Mirko Cro Cop. It might not be that big of an upset since Cro Cop’s not really what he used to be, but humour me here.
Dan Miller vs. Nate Marquardt could possibly steal the show in a wide open middleweight division (since no one in it is close to being a serious contender to Anderson Silva). I’m going with Miller with a decision victory.
And if I’m right it’s going to be a good night for the Miller family, because I’m also taking Jim Miller over Kamal Shalorus.
Next to Fedor, Uriah Faber is one of the biggest stars in MMA to yet compete in the UFC. I don’t see anyway he’s losing his debut fight, and will even go so far to say that after defeating Eddie Wineland they announce him as one of the coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Maybe I’m buying way too much into the hype, but I honestly think Jon Jones is your next light heavyweight champion. His endurance really hasn’t been tested and this is a five round fight, but I’m taking Jones via TKO.