UFC is stacking there cards of late full of talents. There is so many fights on these upcoming cards I don’t know what to do and surely good fights will go untelevised.
UFC 82 is so stacked that some great fighters will be prelim fighters. UFC 82 includes a main event match between Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson for the title. Jon Fitch will take on talented newcomer Chris Wilson. Yushin Okami who has been fighting well will fight Evan Tanner who is looking to get his life straight and his title back. The UFC will also welcome back Andrei Arlovski (and maybe say goodbye) who will fight Jake O’Brien. The card also includes Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo, David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez, Josh Koscheck vs. Dustin Hazelett, Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fiorvanti and Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson.
Ultimate Fight Night 13 may be most stacked of all. The main events will be Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon and Matt Hamill vs. Stephan Bonnar. Also featuring a good fight between Karo Parisyan and Thiago Alves. Houston Alexander and James Irvin were just bumped up to this card. Also we will see a great fight between Spencer Fisher and Marcus Aurelio. Din Thomas vs. Josh Neer and Clay Guida vs. Sammy Schiavo will be undercarded along with Tommy Speer’s first fight since TUF Finale. Not to mention it has been romored that Frank Edgar would fight on this card. Wow what a card!
There is some confusion on UFC 83. Some have said it will be March 8, and looks lame. Whatever the case may be, there will be an event April 19 (either 83 or 84) which will feature Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre. Also, Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter. We also suspect both Keith Jardine and Shogun to fight here, but not necessarily each other. In addition Mac Danzig will fight here. Another good fight here will be Rich Clementi vs. Sam Stout, but will probably be undercard. Wow!!!
The May 24th event will feature the much hyped and anticipated BJ Penn vs. Sean Sherk fight as well as a couple signifcant lightheavyweight bouts between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva as well as Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida, which could be Tito’s going away party. MMAJunkie announced that would also include Ivan Salaverry vs. Rousimar Palhares a talented middleweight.
This is just the start, there are more fights to be added, but the first half of the year looks stacked. You add into that mix TUF 7 and the title fight between Griffin and Jackson and TUF Finale by summer, it’s going to be a stack first half of 2008, keep it up Dana!
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