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UFC 102 To End Big Summer With A Bang

June 16, 2009

ufc-102-posterUFC 102 will feature a battle between legends Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria. This will be the fight for 3rd place in the Couture, Mir, Nogueria, Lensar 4-man tournament that started last year.

A fight between Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva also been announced and I assume they’ll be considered the “co-headliner.” Silva was going to fight Forrest Griffin at UFC 101, but Anderson Silva stepped in. Thiago was set for a title shot, but he ran into Lyoto Machida. Now he’s 13-1, has lost to no one besides Machida and he seems to be back in the middle of the LHW pack. He has a lot more to lose than Jardine.

Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt, Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia, and Matt Hamill vs. Brandon Vera should round out the main card. Hamill ought to bring the best out of Vera. He’ll press and press keep Vera busy.

This looks like it should be another solid card that will round out a huge few months of fights for the UFC. I can’t wait to see how they plan on trying to follow this at UFC 103. They better stick a Fight night in there somewhere.

[h/t: MMAjunkie]

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 16, 2009 7:02 pm

    this whole summer is gonna be awesome for mma. carano and cyborg are fighting soon

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