another anderson silva fight in the books. just as a heads up, i probably wont comment on any anderson silva fights unless its with gsp. besides the silva fight, there are plenty of great matchups, so ill try to comment on the 3 best ones. on with the fights!
Sam Stout Vs. Matt Wiman
coming off of his last 2 losses, sam "hands of stone" stout is a ufc veteran who is very prepared for this fight. starting off as a very competetive international kickboxer, stout adapted his kickboxing style to mma. stout is in the upper echelon of his class, and has fought some of the best fighters in the ufc's 155 pound stable. he will be facing "handsome" matt wiman. wiman is a tuf alumnus who had a very good showing on the reality show. wimans best attributes are his bjj and his standup, although he is also a great wrestler. although this should be a very close match, sam stout should be the better striker and as a veteran, should be able to avoid takedowns early. the outcome should come out as a unanimous decision for stout.
David Loiseau Vs. Ed Herman
oh man, this is gonna be a good fight. although he hasnt been in a ufc match since september 2006, david "the crow" loiseau has had quite a few fights, and has defeated former champion evan tanner and lost to rich franklin for the middleweight belt. his opponent, ed "short fuse" hermann, is a very good ground and pounder who gives great bjj as well. he has been in countless submission holds where he not only didnt tap, but successfully fought out of. this can be a close fight to call as short fuse is still not at the peak of his ability, but loiseau hasnt been in a fight in a long time. i believe although the first one will be back and forth, loiseau will end up catching hermann with a few of his razor sharp elbows and win by tko or doctor stoppage late in the 2nd.
Jason MacDonald Vs. Nate Quarry
another great matchup for this event. jason "the athlete" mcdonald is one of the top middleweights in the ufc. he has fought and beaten some of the best in his class, including victories over both ed hermann as well as chris leben. the athlete uses his great conditioning to outlast opponents, and is excellent at jiu jitsu sumbissions and defense. his opponent, nate "the rock" quarry is no slouch with his conditioning as well. he stays calm in his fights, as most ufc veterans do and hits as hard as a corned beef and cabbage dump day after st paddy's. most of his victories are by 1st round ko's and tko's. this one is hard to call as i give the standup to quarry, but the ground game to macdonald. i believe the outcome will be a mid 3rd round submission victory to macdonald.
hope you guys find this useful, and ill see you at the neckst event, gah.