How do your favorite, and least favorite fighters match up? (In each weight class)
My favorites being on the left, least favorite on the right
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira-
We all saw this in Australia, and to this day it remains one of my best MMA memories. I'm a huge fan of Velasquez and I absolutely despise Nogueira. Watching Nogueira get dominated like that was remarkable.
Rich Franklin vs. Jon Jones-
Obvious result. Franklin would get mauled worse than Brandon Vera or Matt Hamill did. Rich is tough, but he's old now and the game has largely passed himby. When Forrest Griffin makes you look slow, you need to evaluate your career and training. I love Franklin, but he would die against Jones.
Yushin Okami vs. Michael Bisping-
Okami has really stepped up his game by training with Sonnen as well as improving his stand up by leaps and bounds. Bisping is a punk who has survived by beating mid-tier opponents. Okami would outwrestle and pound Bisping easily.
Rick Story vs. Matt Hughes-
A few years or so ago, I would have picked Hughes any day. I've never liked Hughes, but there is no question he's one of the best of all time. Now, I would have to pick Story. Hughes has slowed down. A LOT. He's still got some left in him, but Story would just be too strong, and too powerful for Hughes to handle at this point.
Jim Miller vs. Melvin Guillard-
I think it would be fairly competitive in the opening stages, but once Miller gets Guillard on the ground, I think it will be over. Guillard has always had abysmal submission defense, but is fairly good in other areas. I think Miller will be just too strong, too versatile for Guillard to handle, and would choke him out in the second or third.
Mike Thomas Brown vs. Jose Aldo-
Another no brainer. We've already seen this one happen. Brown was competitive with aldo in the opening round, but everything fell after that. Aldo seemingly has no holes in his game. Brown has the fighter IQ equivalent to Martin Kampmann, and a questionable chin.
Brad Pickett vs. Scott Jorgenson-
The first fight was much more close than it appeared on the scorecards. I think that a second fight would swing in Pickett's favor, but the fight could go either way in my opinion.
Last edited by TanyaJade; 04-25-2011 at 03:22 PM.