UFC 150: Which Fight Will Steal the Show and Win over the Denver Crowd?

Hunter Homistek@HunterAHomistekCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2012

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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 150 is headlined by a lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson, a bout which has deservedly received much of the media and fan attention leading up to fight night.  

I get it—it is a title fight, it is a rematch and it features two of the toughest dudes in the world.  

That said, a fight earlier in the night is going to steal the show and win over the crowd in attendance and those watching at home. 

That matchup is the featherweight tilt between Justin "The American Kid" Lawrence and Max "Blessed" Holloway.  

While these names do not jump off the paper (screen), make no mistake: These guys are awesome, and they are two of the best strikers in the featherweight division. 

Whenever you match up two prepared, well-conditioned and hungry striking phenoms, back up, watch out and enjoy.  

This is what we will get in this bout: Holloway showed off a diverse striking attack and some of the best body strikes in recent memory in his win over Pat Schilling at The Ultimate Fighter 15 finale, while Lawrence is riding high after knocking out John Cofer with a devastating head kick at the same event.  

Clearly, the UFC brass liked what they saw from each fighter at that finale, and they decided to see how they would fare against one another.

We are lucky the folks in the fancy offices at the UFC headquarters are so damn smart, because this matchup is just awesome.  


Neither guy is phenomenal on the ground (unless they have been working on this area relentlessly), so each will likely look to keep it standing.  

When this happens, we are guaranteed fireworks.

Holloway is a tough dude, Lawrence is a tough dude, and each has the kind of striking that will leave your jaw on the floor and your fist in the air.  

I lean toward Lawrence in this bout thanks to his sheer power, but Holloway's attack is varied and creative, and that can certainly create problems for "The American Kid."

Whatever pans out, though, I guarantee you this: It will be fun to watch, and you will immediately be glad you paid for the pay-per-view card.  

If I am wrong, you can berate me on Twitter.