The UFC in my eyes have put together an awesome card at UFC 102.
We have Couture vs Nogueira, Keith Jardine vs Thiago Silva and a whole lot more.
First off, these two UFC legends are gonna put on a show like never before. Both coming off of losses of their titles in the Heavyweight division. Couture has a great stand up game and has no problem on the ground, where as Nogueira has an awesome ground game and is not bad on his feet.
These two warriors have nothing to prove. The only factor I can see coming in to play is age. This is not always true, but a lot of the time age can make or break a fighter. Couture is 46 years old, while as Nogueira is only 33 years old. But Couture has many of times proven that his age is not a factor in his fights.
Next on the list is Keith Jardine vs Thiago Silva. Jardine is coming off of a win loss win loss streak starting with Liddell, then Silva, then Vera, and now Jackson. So Jardine broke about even at 2-2 in his last four fights, so a win would help to break that pattern.
Thiago Silva's only loss is to current UFC Light-heavyweight champ, Lyoto Machida. He is 13-1 in his MMA career. Silva and Jardine will make a great fight. Both are very agressive and great at striking.
Other big names on this card are Hamill vs Vera, Leben vs Rosholt, Marquardt vs Maia.
This card in my book is going to be insane.
AS always I leave in wishing all of these fighters the best of luck.