UFC 98: An Amazing Card

Mitch WilesContributor IMarch 3, 2009

Every MMA fan is excited for the much-anticipated UFC 100, but let's forget about that for a moment. UFC 98 on May 23 is going to be an amazing card.

Brock Lesnar vs.Frank Mir - Heavyweight Championship Unification
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra - Grudge Match
Frank Edgar vs. Sean Sherk
Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Wilson
James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries

Kyle Bradley vs. Phillipe Nover
Brandon Wolff vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Houston Alexander vs. Andre Gusmao
Pat Barry vs. Tim Hague
David Kaplan vs. George Roop

Every match is interesting. Fireworks are guaranteed!

Lesnar vs. Mir—
This is the easiest fight to market of all time. Lesnar gets a chance to unify the championship and redeem his only loss.

Matt Hughes vs. Matt SerraTwo former welterweight champions and TUF coaches finally square off. Both fighters are out of their prime, but that makes it even more interesting. Who will end his career with a bang?

Frank Edgar vs. Sean SherkFormer lightweight champion Sean Sherk attempts to climb back into contention against up-and-comer Frank Edgar. Is Sherk a contender or a gatekeeper?

Josh Koschek vs. Chris WilsonAmerica loves Josh Koschek. Dana White loves Josh Koscheck. Koscheck needs to win this fight to stay in contention.

James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries
The return of the Sandman. After being destroyed by Anderson Silva, the very popular Irvin will provide some fireworks in this bout.

Also on the card: Crowd favorite Houston Alexander, TUF 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover, and Fight of the Night winner David Kaplan.

UFC 98 will be the best card thus far. UFC 97 does offer Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites and Chuck Liddell vs. Maurico Rua, but Leites will most likely be destroyed in the first round and Rua will probably run out of gas like he did against Mark Coleman in a very sloppy fight. Unless Leites performs a miracle, UFC 97 will be forgotten quickly.

It will be interesting to see if UFC 100 can outdo this card.