Sunday, January 11, 2009

MMA Notes

On January, 17 from Dublin, Ireland UFC 93 will take place and will feature a 205 pound main event between Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson. Franklin has decided to move up to 205 pounds after 2 devastating KO losses to Anderson Silva. This will be his second fight at 205 pounds. His first being a TKO victory over former training partner Matt Hamill in a fight that looked like Hamill did not want to win. Franklin will be fighting a fighter in Dan Henderson that will be trying to beat him so he better be ready. Henderson ,who is a former Pride Fighting Championships 185 and 205 pound champion, is coming off of a win over Rousimar Palhares at 185 pounds and looks to catapult himself back into title contention at middleweight with a victory over Franklin at light heavyweight. Henderson lost to Silva a while back and a decisive victory over Franklin would put him back in contention.

I hope Henderson wins since a re-match with Silva would be must-see T.V. and that will only happen with a victory over Franklin. I respect Rich Franklin, but he twice had his chance against Silva. I would like to see a White fighter with the belt again at middleweight and that man could be Dan Henderson. Anderson Silva is a great fighter, but he beat up on a weak division and I don't believe he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. A rematch with Henderson would be interesting.

UFC 93 Predictions:

Henderson over Franklin
Rua over Coleman
Lytle over Davis
Belcher over Kang
Palhares over Horn

On January 24th in Anaheim, Ca. "Affliction" will put on their second show. The main event will feature the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world Fedor Emelianenko against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. More to come later in the week. And don't forget Brock Lesnar against Frank Mir rematch for the UFC heavyweight title sometime in April. More to come later.

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