I personally feel that Lesnar has the edge going into his bout with Coleman. Mark's lost that explosive edge he once had, and with the type of fighter he is that ability to rush into a takedown is essential. Kudos to him for being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, but I'll be quite surprised if this goes beyond the first round. I'm a definite Coleman fan, but the facts are just that (think Shamrock)
Anderson's comments come as little surprise considering the history between he and Rich. I like Hendo a lot, but he was overconfident going in against Silva. He clearly won the first round and I feel that made him slack off a bit in the second. Giving up his back was a clear indicator that he underestimated Anderson's BJJ; seeing him tap at the line like that was crappy for a Henderson fan to see.
Silva is just scary good. I can easily see him with the title until he just decides that it's time to move on; there are only a couple of MW's that I feel would have a ghost of a chance against him right now.
You basically nailed the two I was thinking of, CC. Lindland just needs to get his act together and sign with a larger promoition already, although I do feel it's cool that he's been in the IFL for awhile now. Having Filho in the WEC may increase the chance of an eveantual crossover, but Anderson would still need to be cool with it.
Strangely enough, my dark horse against Silva would be Okami. He's methodical and quite adept at imposing his game on his opponents while not opening himself up for much. That hesitancy could also screw him again against Anderson though; all and the same, I think it would be interesting to see them lock up again.
Edit- Rush and Anderson would be a dream fight, CC I see Georges as a younger(becoming more refined a fight at a time) version of Silva himself; Rush shares the same degree of intelligent dominance that is Anderson's hallmark.
Has anyone got some info on Dreams Grand Prix's coming up? Dates etc...
I had a look at this
But there must be some better info (in English). Cro cops on the card.. I didn't even know he wasn't with the UFC anymore.
The card doesn't look full here either.
Is there another GP also..a middleweight one??
heres the matchups for DREAM 1:
Shinya Aoki vs JZ Calvancanti
Kultar Gill vs Tatsuya Kawajiri
Kazuyuki Miyata vs Luis Buscape
Koutetsu Boku vs Jochim Hansen
Bu Kyung Jung vs Mitsuhiro Ishida
Katsuhiko Nagata vs Artur Umakhanov
Eddie Alvarez vs Andre Dida
Hidetaka Monma vs Hayato Sakurai
Mirko Cro Cop vs Tatsuya Mizuno
solid as hell looking card, im gonna pick Kawajiri to take this tourney, mofuckin WAR Crusher!!!!!
Since my dark horse picks always get royally screwed, I'm playing it safe and going with Aoki in the GP. Seeing Mirko pick up a can fight is unfortunate, but hopefully that'll either turn around soon or build his confidence back up. Seeing as how the UFC is extremely eager to have him back (which is odd for them), I really hope CroCop can shake the cobwebs loose and return to mainstream America as the fighter that he really is.
Here's an interesting article on Fedor and M-1(I totally called this):
Now I'm a fan of Fedor, but some extremely valid and interesting points are brought up. He needs to just sign a short (two or so) fight deal with the UFC and increase his play with them; I'm sure they'll let him compete in Combat Sambo if he shows he's willing to work to make the company better.