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UFC 135 Preview

September 24, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, tonight should be fun.  Did I say fun?  I meant OMG RAMPAGE IS FIGHTING JON JONES FOR THE TITLE!!!  Yeah, this fight is going to be really awesome.  I’m really anxious to see how this fight goes since I really have no clue which way to go.  A welterweight battle between Matt Hughes and Diego Sanchez was scrapped when Diego got hurt, but Josh Koscheck is a good replacement on such short notice.  This could possibly be Hughes’ last chance on such a big stage.

There are some fun heavyweight battles on the slate, with Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton and Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt.  Takanori Gomi will also be fighting Nate Diaz, who he hopes will be slightly less tough than Nick Diaz.  The preliminary card is also strong with two fun fights on Spike and Takeya Mizugaki fighting Cole Escovedo on Facebook.

As with last week’s fights, I will not be making picks for the benefit of my Bloody Elbow fight group on MMA Playground.  I don’t feel it is prudent to do anything to tip my hand and give my opponents a leg up.  It would not be fair to my team to do that.  You can tell how seriously I take something so ludicrous, but this is the closest thing to war I’ll ever see.  That is, until aliens from another planet or Muslims execute their long suspected takeovers of earth.  In those cases, I probably still won’t fight and will stand subserviant with our new overlords.

UFC 135 airs live on pay-per-view at 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST.  Two preliminary fights will be broadcast on SpikeTV at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST while the remaining preliminary fights will be aired on Facebook beginning at 6:40 PM EST/5:40 PM CST.  For now, I’m going to eat pizza and watch college football.

Light Heavyweight Title: (c) Jon Jones (13-1, No. 1 LHW) vs. Quinton Jackson (32-8, No. 3 LHW)

Welterweight: Josh Koscheck (15-5, No. 6 WW) vs. Matt Hughes (45-8, No. 21 WW)

Heavyweight: Travis Browne (11-0-1, No. 19 HW) vs. Rob Broughton (15-5-1)

Lightweight: Takanori Gomi (32-7, 1 NC, No. 17 LW) vs. Nate Diaz (13-7)

Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell (31-7, No. 13 HW) vs. Mark Hunt (6-7)

Middleweight: Tim Boetsch (13-4) vs. Nick Ring (12-0)

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson (11-2) vs. Aaron Riley (30-12-1)

Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugai (14-5-2, No. 9 BW) vs. Cole Escovedo (17-7)

Featherweight: Eddie Yagin (15-4-1) vs. Junior Assuncao (12-4)

Light Heavyweight: James Te-Huna (12-5) vs. Ricardo Romero (11-2)

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