Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July Dream Card

What's your dream card based on the guys fighting this week?

Take the fighters competing this month in any of the 4 size able MMA events this month (UFC 86, Affliction: Banned, UFC Silva vs Irvin (aka Fuck Affliction), & Elite XC Unfinished Business), and put together a 5 fight card (1 main event and 4 main card fights). You have to keep the fighters at whatever weight they're fighting at this month.

My card:

Main Event: Quinton Jackson vs Anderson Silva

I was tempted to keep Jackson vs Griffin, but I can't pass on the chance to see Silva fight. For my money, Silva's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world right now. Also, he's the one and only guy who's PPV's I'll definitely buy. It doesn't matter what the rest of the card is, I'm buying the event if Silva's in it (yes, this is hyperbole because I'm sure the UFC could come up with an event, I'd pass on, but you get the point).

Anyway, best light heavyweight in the world vs best pound-for-pound, oh yeah.

Main Card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs Josh Barnett

I want to see Emelianenko, and Barnett's the 2nd best heavyweight fighting this month (Emelianenko being the best).

Renato Sobral vs Forest Griffin

Is Griffin really as good as his last fight suggests? Also, both guys typical have very entertaining fights.

Brandon Vera vs Ben Rothwell

2 upcoming heavyweights. Both are highly regarded & a win in this one would be huge for their careers. And we get to find out how Rothwell does against better competition & whether or not Vera can get by in the heavyweight division or if he really needs to drop to light heavyweight.

Correction: Vera is finally dropping down to lightweight for his fight this month. While that's probably a good career move, it disqualifies him from fighting Rothwell. I'll change this one to Gabriel Gonzaga vs Ben Rothwell

Joe Stevenson vs Hermes Franca

2 very good lightweights coming off losses in title fights. Did Franca benefit from being a lightweight when the division wasn't very deep & had just been reformed?

Fights that just didn't make it:
Rothwell vs Gonzaga
Any combination of Stevenson, Griffin, Aurelio, Franca, & Edgar
Lytle vs Johnson

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