UFC 97 Approaches…


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UFC 97 – Montreal is around the corner and the finalized fight card has just recently been released. Lot’s of Canadians on the card which should make for some great crowd excitement that night at the Bell Center.

The Fight Card…

Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brian Stann
Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk
Luis Cane vs. Steve Cantwell

Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Denis Kang
Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry
Ed Herman vs. David Loiseau
David Bielkheden vs. Mark Bocek
Ryo Chonan vs. T.J. Grant
Sam Stout vs. Matt Wiman

Who’s heading out to watch it in Montreal? Who’s staying home?

Which fight are you looking forward to most?

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  1. Jason says:

    Sadly I’ll be here writing exams and crap, but I’m definitely looking forward to a few specific fights.

    Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
    -Obviously I’m looking forward to seeing Silva defend his belt yet another time. It’s been a while since his last fight, and Leites really represents the only type of fighter that’s ever beaten Silva – a BJJ fighter who really isn’t at the top of the pack. No offense meant to Leites, but he definitely did not deserve the win over Marquardt, and virtually all of Silva’s few losses are to relatively unknown fighters.
    Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
    -Liddell is at the bottom of the pack, and Rua has a lot to prove after that (relatively) dissappointing fight against Coleman. Unless Rua’s fixed his cardio, he better come out strong like he did in Pride, but unless he comes out with some ingenius stuff I see Liddell putting him away.
    Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk
    -I love Cheick and his last fight was a great display of his raw power. With him, Carwin, Lesner, and Mir all rising to the top the Heavyweight division is finally looking interesting. If only we can get Fedor in there and we’d all be set.
    Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Denis Kang
    -Kang lost his UFC premier in what I’m sure most viewed as a dissappointment, so I’m sure he’ll want to come out heavy and fast to reassert himself.
    Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry
    -I really like both of these fighters, they’re both standup guys who have had a little trouble establishing themselves consistently.

  2. Lynn says:

    Nope not going to this one either, but hope all of you that are have a great time…will watch the ppv with my kids..
    Which fight am I most looking forward to?? well couldn’t help but notice that the name I wanted to see most still isn’t there 😉 but soon….
    In the mean time, love the analysis, Jason..
    Silva v Leites…I think Silva will finish this relatively quick, don’t think Leites has any surprises in store.
    Liddell v Rua…would give almost anything to see Liddell get his butt kicked…he just so needs it…but don’t think it will happen this time. Liddell by TKO in the second.

    most looking forward to (given the choices *lol*)
    MacDonald v Quarry…really like both these guys, don’t ever think they’ve gotten the recognition they deserve. MacDonald never selected for the Ultimate Fighter..quelle surprise?… I don’t think so. Think MacDonald’s experience will be the tipping point, and this will go his way. Bring this sport north, boys!

    Cheers, happy St Patrick’s Day all..

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