OK sure UFC on Fox 1 didn’t go quite according to plan, which had literally just over a minute of actually MMA. But UFC/ Fox has learned from their mistakes and they have come back with three fights in the main card and promised to broadcast undercards fights if time allows which should have been a no brainer all along. Anyways this card has potentially two number one contender matches ready for primetime.
Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis
Rashad Evans by Judges’ Decision
Sure Evans isn’t the most popular fighter in the world but I can’t recall another fighter getting pass over for a title shots so many times (for whatever reason). I guess it is mixture of bad luck and politics. Anyways he has to earn his number one contendership yet again and he should be heavily favored to do so. Phil Davis is an exciting up and comer but other than the Machida fight (his only loss in his career) Evans has done nothing but proved he is one of the best in the Light Heavyweight division.
Chael Sonnen vs Michael Bisping
Chael Sonnen by Judges’ Decision
I can’t say I am a fan of Chael Sonnen and in fact you can say I am rooting for him to lose. But Chael Sonnen’s biggest weakness is a submission artist and Michael Bisping’s biggest weakness is a great wrestler. Sonnen is a great wrestler and Bisping is not really a submission artist so this isn’t a great matchup for Bisping at all.
Demian Maia vs Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman by Judges’ Decision
Not to long ago Maia was considered one of the elite in the middleweight division and he has since fell to mid tier. He definitely has been working to shore up his weaknesses. For example his striking looking much improve against Mark Munoz but it just wasn’t enough. I am going with the up and comer here. Weidman is underdefeated and he has two insane submissions in his last two fights. Against the submission wizard, this fight has the potential to be a great chess match.
I got Evan Dunham, John-Olav Einemo, Cub Swanson, Charles Oliveira, Michael Johnson, Joey Beltran and Chris Camozzi for the undercard fights.