UFC on Fuel 10 is set for tomorrow night, Saturday, June 8. The event's headliner pits two Brazilian grappling legends against one another for a second time, as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum are set to square off.
Nogueira, who won the first meeting back in 2005, enters the fight coming off a career-saving victory over Dave Herman. "Minotauro" entered that fight after suffering a devastating technical submission defeat to Frank Mir, but turned in a vintage performance, finishing Herman in Round 2.
Werdum has won two straight contests since returning to the UFC and has looked as impressive as ever in the process. Long lauded for his superior ground skills, it has surprisingly been improved striking that has carried him to his recent success.
The question is, will Werdum's recent improvements be enough to even the score with Nogueira, or will Big Nog once again reign supreme?
Well, if you want some insight from UFC fighters such as Anthony Pettis, Sara McMann, T.J. Grant and Daniel Cormier, check out the attached video, which provides just that.
It comes as something of a surprise, but the majority of fighters have thrown their lot in with the underdog, Nogueira.
Of course, the video provides just a small sample size, and some assessments of the bout—such as Johny Hendricks'—are highly dubious.
And I quote: "Werdum hasn't looked good since certain things."
A big thanks to Johny, who clearly has not followed Werdum's career at all.
Who do you think got it right? Will it be Nogueira grasping another W away from Werdum, or will "Vai Cavalo" continue his run toward a heavyweight title shot?