UFC Dream MatchesThree matches that UFC fans want to see
Published 9/1/2011Comments (0)
There is nothing more exciting than watching two men get in the octagon and settle their differences.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) have been around for a long time. But with the Ultimate Fighting Champsionships (UFC), the popularity of the sport has reached new heights, and with good fighters and a big following, the UFC has viewers fixed every time a UFC event happens.
I got into watching MMA after I watched the ultimate fighter on Spike and Bully Beatdown on MTV. I saw how much better the professional fighters were than the bully’s on that show, and it sparked an interest in mixed martial arts. That interest turned into a passion when I met Chuck Liddell at a celebrity golf tournament. This was in 2009, and I have followed the sport ever since.
UFC 134 happened last weekend in Brazil, and once again, Anderson "the spider" Silva showed exactly why many MMA experts say Silva is the best pound for pound fighter in the world.
But after watching the fights, I started to think about what fights they could line up for Silva next. So here are three fights that I want to see.
Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Rashad Evans
Jones is the light heavyweight title holder, and with only one loss on his resume, and an upset victory over Mauricio "Shogun" Hua to win the belt, he showed every fighter in the division that he is for real. Bones faces Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Sept. 24, and I don’t see that being a challenge for him to get past. Evans is coming off of a TKO of Tito Ortiz and he looks ready to challenge for the title. Not if, but when this fight happens, it will be a must watch event.
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos
Velasquez holds the heavyweight title, after defeating Brock Lesnar almost a year ago. Velasquez is undefeated in his professional career and has won eight of nine fights by TKO or KO. He is the kind of person you want on your side if you ever get into a fight. But Junior Dos Santos only has one professional loss, and is in top form after defeating Shane Carwin in June. This fight is happening in November for the title, and it is going to be in the conversation for fight of the year. Besides, who doesn’t like to see two huge guys try to find out who packs a more powerful punch?
Anderson Silva vs. George St. Pierre
There are so many reasons why this fight should happen. For one, Silva does not really have anyone else to fight in the middleweight division. He has beat up everyone the UFC has thrown at him, winning 15 straight fights. St. Pierre is fighting Nick Diaz two days before Halloween, and although Diaz is a great fighter, I don’t see Pierre losing this fight. Assuming Pierre wins this fight, Pierre will have won nine straight title fights, and not many other fighters stepping up to challenge St. Pierre. St. Pierre is seen by MMA experts as the second best fighter in the world. They are in very close weight classes, so why not have them meet in the middle in weight, hold the event in a big stadium, and let them duke it out for who is the undisputed best fighter in the world? Sounds like a good idea to me.