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UFC 137 Preview

First this card looked stacked with GSP vs. Diaz and Penn vs. Carlos Condit.  Then it still looked pretty awesome with GSP vs. Condit and Penn vs. Diaz.  Finally, GSP gets hurt and can’t compete so we’re left with Penn vs. Diaz and a shitty co main event.  Now I like all of these fights, but there’s no way Kongo vs. Mitrione should be a second billed fight under any circumstances.  Things might be different if Condit accepted a fight with Josh Koscheck, but that just wasn’t in the cards.

Still, Penn vs. Diaz is going to be an amazing fight and there’s plenty to like about this card.  Roy Nelson vs. Cro Cop is a fun, if not irrelevant contest, Hatsu Hioki makes his UFC debut against George Roop, Scott Jorgensen gets bumped up to the main card, and we’ll see a really awesome fight between Dennis Siver and Donald Cerrone.

UFC 137 will air live on PPV at 9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST with two preliminary fights on Spike at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST and Facebook fights beginning at 6:15 EST/5:15 CST.  I would probably order this event just because Penn vs. Diaz is going to be insane.  The other fights all have the potential to be fun, especially with fights at bantamweight and featherweight, not to mention king fat boy Roy Nelson in action.

Welterweight: B.J. Penn (16-7-2, No. 3 WW) vs. Nick Diaz (25-7, 1 NC, No. 4 WW)

Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo (11-6, No. 16 HW) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-0)

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (15-6, No. 13 HW) vs. Mirko Filipovic (27-9-2, 1 NC)

Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2, No. 2 FEW) vs. George Roop (12-7-1, No. 21 FEW)

Bantamweight: Scott Jorgensen (12-4, No. 4 BW) vs. Jeff Curran (33-13-1)

Lightweight: Dennis Siver (19-7, No. 14 LW) vs. Donald Cerrone (16-3, 1 NC)

Catchweight (148 lbs.): Tyson Griffin (15-5, No. 11 FEW) vs. Bart Palaszewski (35-14)

Light Heavyweight: Brandon Vera (11-5, 1 NC) vs. Eliot Marshall (10-3)

Middleweight: Chris Camozzi (15-4) vs. Francis Carmont (16-7)

Middleweight: Dustin Jacoby (6-0) vs. Clifford Starks (7-0)

Lightweight: Ramsey Nijem (4-2) vs. Danny Downes (8-2)

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Categories: Event Preview
  1. Nolan
    October 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Looking forward to tonight’s card, sir. Already left a shout out to you in the 137 live thread. War Stockton and war Team Pick ‘Em!

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