With UFC 102 drawing near the card looks better and better

Ian MathesContributor IAugust 27, 2009

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 22:  UFC fighter Randy Couture attends the 'Heatherette' party hosted by celebrity designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains, at Light nightclub, Bellagio  Hotel, February 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Farina/Getty Images)

With UFC 102 drawing closer, many fans are anticipating the return of "The Natural" Randy Couture in his much expected fight against Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira. This is a fight for the ages. With Nog being a well rounded fighter (a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and Couture being an accomplished wrestler at the national and global level.

Watch for Big Nog to keep it standing and try to catch Couture with a case of "boxingitis" (a severe case of wrestlers trying to stand with people instead of sticking to their backgrounds).

Even though this is the headline fight there are many other big name fighters and big name fights. With Keith Jardine vs Thiago Silva, Chris Leben vs former Div. 1 champion wrestler Jake Rosholt, and the likes of Nate Marquardt, Brandon Vera, Krysztof Soszynski, and Gabriel Gonzaga this fight night will be one of the best cards of the year.

UFC 102 will air August 29th at 9 pm EST from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR