First off, I would like to give props to our new president elect, Barack Obama. I surely hope he does a good job and not mess things up!
Hello MMA fans and fighters! I am Balistik and this is "MMA ALL THE WAY!!". Today's topic for discussion is the main event of UFC 91 in which the challenger Brock Lesnar will face the UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy "The Natural" Couture. Let's get to it.
It is about to happen. UFC 91 is coming up and it is coming up fast. Are you ready?! I know that Brock and Randy better be ready because this is going down as one of the most highly anticipated cards in UFC history.
On one side you have a man that is entering in just his third ever MMA match, but shows potential of truly becoming "The Next Big Thing". And on the other side, you have a man that is making his legendary return to the octagon after almost a year from successfully defending his heavyweight title against Gabriel Gonzaga.
The Brock Lesnar/ Randy Couture fight is one of those fights that you must see, even if you are not a fan or a fighter. It is one of those fights that is like a shooting star, very rarely does it happen.
When I found out about the fight back in September, I was all excited. Fast-forward two months and I still am excited! Now comes the part where I break down the fight predictions and chose a winner. The only problem I'm having is the same problem I had when I heard the news. I really cannot pick a winner!
I am absolutely amazed how Couture is able to break down a fighter and expose their weaknesses. It is very hard to come up with a strategy for some fighters when they enter the octagon. Once that bell rings, there is no turning back. It is you and the guy across from you.
If you do not have a plan, then you panic and then you are looking at the lights from your back because you just tapped out or KTFO!
Randy Couture is one of those fighters that always has a plan and always sticks to it. Forget about the fact that he is 45-years old. It is evident that Couture has proved that it is only a number.
The way he trains, eats and, most of all, how he takes care of his body should be emulated by all athletes, not just fighters. He is the UFC Heavyweight Champion because at this moment he is the best.
It will be interesting to see what kind of weaknesses he will expose on Brock.
For Brock, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Never has someone with the attributes of Brock has stepped into the UFC. And never has someone become a force to be reckoned with after only three fights, two of them in the UFC.
Brock has all the tools to become the most dominant heavyweight in the UFC. Dare I say in all of MMA! The guy is freakishly athletic and abnormally quick for a heavyweight. He also posseses strength that probably cannot be equaled by anyone in the UFC.
What is really scary is the fact that he is soaking up MMA like a sponge. Put that ability with the fact that he is a genetic freak and you have a very, very dangerous opponent.
His last fight against Heath Herring was a 15 minute beat down of a well prepared and experienced Heath Herring. Brock made it look easy. Who knows what would happen if the Brock from the Herring fight showed up at the Lesnar/Mir fight.
Anybody that wears a 4XL gloves to fight with should be not underestimated. When Couture fights he uses his speed and his wrestling ability to grind down an opponent to the point where they simply just tap out or get knocked out.
I do not think he is going to have that advantage against Lesnar. It will be interesting who will revert back to their natural wrestling ability first when a game plan goes south. If that does not happen, then we will see who is the better MMA fighter.
All in all, I still cannot pick a winner, but you can. Who will reign supreme at UFC 91? Can Randy stop "The Next Big Thing" and solidify his immortality? Or will Brock naturally take out "The Natural" and become the new face of the UFC?
"Remember, remember / The fifteenth of November / A major battle will be fought. / I know of no reason / Of this fight we've been dreamin'/ Should ever be forgot!" -BALISTIK
"MMA ALL THE WAY!!"