UFC 150 Fight Card: Power Ranking Every Fight on the Main Card

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2012

UFC 150 Fight Card: Power Ranking Every Fight on the Main Card

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    UFC 150 looks to be among the biggest events this year, featuring a rematch of UFC 144's classic lightweight championship fight between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson.

    Also on the card is a lightweight scrap between Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard. Both men are ex-teammates, which makes this fight interesting and intriguing. 

    Of the five main card fights, how do they rank among each other? Let's power rank these fights.

Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts

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    At the bottom of the rankings is a middleweight affair between Buddy Roberts and Yushin Okami.

    On paper, this is a lopsided fight. Okami is among the top 10 middleweights in the world, while Roberts is making just his second appearance in the Octagon.

    Roberts likely wouldn't even make the top 30, while Okami is two fights removed from a title shot.

    Not much has been said about this fight, as it doesn't attract many eyes. An upset would be great, but most people have their money on Okami.

Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman

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    No fight involving Jake Shields will carry much potential, as his style leaves most fans yawning as they await the next bout.

    However, add Ed Herman to the mix and the fight becomes more interesting.

    Since returning from a long hiatus, Herman has been a beast. He quickly knocked out Tim Credeur, submitted Kyle Noke with a beautiful inverted heel hook and submitted Clifford Starks.

    Shields' return to the middleweight division will not be met with an easy matchup. Hopefully Herman can make this fight exciting.

Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway

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    In the only featherweight bout of the main card, Justin Lawrence meets Max Holloway in what promises to be a slugfest.

    Both Lawrence and Holloway are devastating strikers. Lawrence head kicked his way to victory in his debut, while Holloway earned his UFC victory with a dissection of Pat Schilling.

    If you are looking for an all-out kickboxing match, this is the fight to watch. It promises fireworks at the very least.

Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard

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    Former teammates collide in the co-main event, as Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard look to move up the lightweight ladder and closer to a title shot.

    Cerrone is a technical kickboxer with great submission skill. Guillard is a gifted striker as well, but suffers in the submission defense department.

    This will be a great fight on the feet, but if Cerrone gets it down, Guillard is in trouble.

    Either way, this fight promises to be good.

Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar

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    This rematch of their huge lightweight title fight earns the top spot, and for good reason. The first fight was a classic, and the second fight has the same potential.

    Frankie Edgar's resiliency and Ben Henderson's improved, frustrating game are great contradictions. Henderson's size will definitely stymie Edgar, but Edgar is as tough as they come. 

    There is little chance that this fight is boring. With both men wanting the title so badly, they will put everything they've got into this fight. It should be worth your money.