The consensus among MMA writers, bloggers and fans is that Brock Lesnar will be defeated by Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera after Noguiera defeats Frank Mir next Saturday for the interim heavyweight championship. I have to disagree . Noguiera has been unimpressive in his two UFC fights and if he defeats Frank Mir on Saturday December 27th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena he will face Brock Lesnar to unify the title some time in Spring.
The Brazilian Noguiera holds an advantage in the submission game and if Lesnar goes to the ground he must be very cautious. Lesnar, the former NCAA wrestling champion , should keep the fight on his feet and use his powerful right hand on Noguiera. Noguiera has taken a lot of punishment in his career and it is the opinion of this writer that he is past his prime. If Lesnar can land a right hand he might unify the title.