Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The excitement leading up to UFC 187

UFC 187 is approaching, and words can't fully describe how stoked I am for this MMA event. There will be two title bouts in the co-main and main event. Prior to that, MMA elites such as: Donald Cerrone, Travis Browne, Andrei Arlovski, John Dodson, and Rose Namajunas are looking to make a statement in their division. Below are three reasons why I'm more than excited for this event:

Main Event Title Bout

Anthony Johnson, and Daniel Cormier is an intriguing light heavyweight matchup. Both MMA fighters have a superb wrestling background, and great striking skills. Daniel Cormier definitely has the edge when it comes to wrestling, because he's a former college and Olympic wrestler. When it comes to striking, Anthony Johnson definitely has more power than Cormier. Johnson has shown his incredible knock out ability against his previous opponents, most recently, against Alexander Gustafsson. Cormier has fought in championship bouts that went the distance before, so it will be interesting to see how Johnson handle himself in the later rounds.

Co-Main Event Title Bout

Chris Weidman shocked the MMA world after defeating Anderson Silva twice. However, people still questioned Weidman's abilities. After defeating, and defending the UFC middleweight title against Lyoto Machida in a five round bout, he showed everyone that he is the real deal. Weidman's upcoming opponent, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort has established himself in the MMA world for his devastating striking abilities, being a former UFC light heavyweight champion, and starting his MMA journey at age 19. It's going to be interesting to see what happens in this fight.

Great Preliminary and Main Card

This entire UFC card is filled with important bouts. With a win, John Dodson can earn another title shot at Demetrious Johnson. Travis Browne versus Andrei Arlovski is an exciting title contender bout. Can Donald Cerrone increase his winning streak to eight, and possibly earn a title shot? Will Rose Namajunas redeem herself after her lose against Carla Esparza? Will all of these fights live up to out expectations? We will see this Saturday night!

Rose Namajunas
Uriah Hall
Josh Burkman
John Dodson
Joseph Benavidez
Travis Browne
Donald Cerrone
Chris Weidman
Daniel Cormier 

Fight On!