Another fight has been announced with undefeated records at stake. At UFC 104, not only will it be Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua for the Light-Heavyweight Title. There will be heavyweight action as well. It will be 11-0 Shane Carwin vs 6-0 Cain Velasquez. This will make a No. 1 contender out of one of these two fighters.
Velasquez is coming off of a fight, I myself wasn't happy with, against Cheik Kongo at UFC 99. Velasquez is a good fighter, and I think if he wins this fight we might be looking at the next Heavyweight champion. In the Kongo fight Velasquez did very well controlling the ground.
Carwin, on the other hand, knows it only takes one punch to finish the fight. Carwin won his last fight against Gonzaga at UFC 96 via Knockout. Carwin is determined to win that Heavyweight Belt and I can see a title shot in his future if he wins.
Now, it has been rumored that the winner of the Couture vs Noguiera fight will recieve a title shot. I don't believe that. It's too soon for either of these men to fight for the championship. Maybe after a couple more wins, they can get back in that picture but you have to think, they both just lost the their titles.
I would like to see the loser of that fight fight the loser of the Carwin-Velasquez fight.
Another fight I've been hearing is with my man Quinton Jackson. In his and my home town of Memphis,TN in, supposedly in December, he will be fighting Sugar Rashad Evans. I, myself, would love to see Rampage win and then fight the winner of the Rua-Machida fight. At the base both of these fighters are wrestlers, but both have evolved into stand-up fighters.
Rampage is bigger and stronger in my book, but Evans is quicker and that is probably a fact. So I can't wait to see this. A fight I would like to see in addition to this is the Henderson-Bisping winner fight for the title right here in Memphis.
Well, I always end saying good luck to all of these fighters; and I do in this article as well, but I also say Rest in Peace Alexis Arguello. He was 57 years old and found dead on Wednesday Jul. 1, 2009. It was suggested that he had committed suicide. He was known for his two battles with Aaron Pryor.