Usually whenever Jon Jones is scheduled to fight, there is a significant amount of hoopla involved. He is the greatest fighter on the planet, after all, and he’s defending his light heavyweight championship this Saturday against the greatest threat to his reign in two years, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. So why does it feel like this matchup, which on paper looks like fireworks, has already been decided?
Yes, these two are back at it again in one of the most anticipated title fights in recent memory. Flash back to the final show of the WEC: in December of 2010, Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis met in a clash for Henderson’s WEC lightweight championship. In a fight-of-the-year contender, the pair went back and forth for 4 rounds and 4 minutes until that devastating off-the-wall head kick floored Bendo. While Henderson was able to recover and grab for a leg, Pettis rode out the rest of the fight on top and came away as the final WEC lightweight champion.
In a crowded UFC welterweight division, it’s easy to overlook Wednesday night’s rematch between the perennially under-appreciated Martin Kampmann and former title challenger Carlos Condit. Both men are coming off losses to the number one contender in the division, but neither feels like a loser. A win for either puts them right back into the title picture.
This one is for the butt and thigh lovers of the world. Juliana Salimeni hails from Brazil, which seems to be a center for extremely hot women. Seriously, have you SEEN the girls from there? Bless their hearts.