Wednesday, February 25, 2009

UFC 101: UFC's Second Century

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Since everyone and their mother seems to be predicting fight cards recently, I've decided to throw my hat in the ring as well. With all due respect to Jessy Morris, I'm going to work off his premise of filling out my UFC 101 card instead of speculating about UFC 100.

The difference between my card and his is that all the fights on this card could actually be signed today and won't depend on anyone winning on a card in between now and UFC 101.

With that in mind here is what I would love to see come August for the official beginning of the UFC's second century in the MMA business.


Anthony Johnson v. Marcus Davis: Johnson is another ridiculous athlete turned fighter. He is coming off a very impressive two-fight win streak where he finished both opponents in devastating fashion. This kid is the next big thing in the welterweight division with his devastating sprawl and brawl but it's time to step up the competition.

Davis is a rising star at welterweight with only one loss in his entire UFC career and is coming off two solid wins. He has great hands but also has good BJJ so he is comfortable wherever the fight goes.

Johnson could control where this fight takes place but doesn't seem to have any inclination to go to the ground. That suits Davis just fine being a former professional boxer. This fight could be a fight of the year candidate and we're still only on the undercard!

A win for Johnson puts him in the top 10 WW in the UFC. A win for Davis and he might be one win away from a title shot. Neither of these guys are super stars so I doubt either of them would have a problem being on the undercard after being on main cards.

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