Hey Fellow Sports Fans,
This is my first time blogging on the site, so we’ll try to keep things light for the first couple go-arounds.
Next up for the UFC is Versus 2 on August with the main event of Johnny Bones vs big Vlad Matyushenko. Now for anyone who follows the UFC, Mr. Bones is essentially an undefeated fighter, dispite the DQ loss to an over-matched Hamill. Vlad on the other hand is a fighter with a ton of experience (24 wins, 4 losses), and is currently on a 11-1 streak dating back to 2005. This should be a good test for Jones, who is looking to climb the UFC rankings and potentially face top end talent later in 2010. I’d think a potential match against someone like Forrest Griffin would serve the company well, assuming he makes it past ‘the Janitor’.
The other fight I have a lot of interest in is the Gomi vs Griffin fight. Both fighters are 2-2 in their last 4 fights, but what interests me, is how Takanori Gomi responds after being soundly beaten by Kenny Florian in his first UFC event. I have hope that the semi-legendary Gomi from Japan comes back, but based on the last few fights, I’m wondering if his time as a top contender has passed. Both combatants are numerous wins away from a number one contender or title fight, but a loss would certainly put huge question marks on what the UFC does with them next. Can anyone say Gatekeeper?
As for the rest of the card, there isn’t too much else that I’m overly excited for. Doomsday Howard will try to extend his fight winning streak to 8, while Ellenberger will try to make it two wins in a row. The Munoz vs Okami fight might be a decent scrap, maybe the winner will make it on to an upcoming UFC PPV?
* Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko Jones via Rd2-TKO
* Mark Munoz vs. Yushin Okami Okami via Decision
* Jake Ellenberger vs. John Howard Howard via Decision
* Takanori Gomi vs. Tyson Griffin Griffin via Lay n’ Pray Decision
Up next week, we’ve got UFC 117. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I’m pretty stoked about the entire card. Even the undercard has great potential fights, when you’ve got guys like Thiago Silva and Ben Saunders fighting on potentially non-televised matches against their respective opponents.
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