At UFC: 116 Lesnar vs. Carwin the always exciting “Lights Out” Chris Lytle (28-17-5) will step into the Octagon and square off with TUF season 7 standout “Immortal” Matt Brown (11-8) in a showdown that has serious Fight of the Night potential. The pair last met in 2007 at United Fight League: Fight Night at Conseco Fieldhouse where Chris Lytle stopped “Immortal” via a second round guillotine choke but with an additional three years of full time training including time with Matt Hume in Seattle and the Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas, Matt Brown should be more than ready for the rematch. This bout is most definitely most casual fan friendly match on the card. With both fighter’s tendency to stand and bang and always search for the finish, there is no reason to think this fight will be anything less than spectacular, especially considering that their first encounter was a fight worthy of a fight of the night nomination in terms of excitement on any organizations card.
Strikeforce strikes again, and I’m trapped inside a glass box of emotions on this one.
There were four fights on the main card of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum and none of them went to decision. This sounds like it could be a promising night for Strikeforce however the only issue is that the heavyweight division appears to be in a bit of disarray after a surprising outcome in the main event.
By now many of you already know the result of “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emilianenko (32-2) and Fabricio Werdum (14-4) which was a relatively quick submission for the underdog Werdum in round 1. One thing about this fight seemed a little odd to me. I don’t believe this fight was “fixed” in the sense that the majority of people may suspect it was however, I found it strange that an MMA veteran of 34 fights would go into the guard of a BJJ black belt for ground and pound with his head down. When they showed the replay I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of me. It’s not that I believe Fedor is untouchable or unbeatable, I just refuse to believe that he’s never heard of a triangle and doesn’t know how to defend one.
Shortly after the Main event ended quickly Dana white tweeted the following “:D”. I’m pretty sure I know why Dana is smiling, and furthermore how Strikeforce will keep the smile on Dana’s face.