Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Main Events Confirmed For December's UFC Events
Several long-rumored bouts have been confirmed by the UFC in the last 48-hours, including the main events for both their scheduled shows in December.
First up is The Ultimate Fighter 10: Finale on December 5th in Las Vegas. The main event will technically be the fight between the reality show's two finalists, but the primary attraction is a light-heavyweight showdown between, fast-rising suplex'er, Jon "Bones" Jones (9-0) and the world's deadliest deaf man, Matt Hamill (7-2). The winner of this bout will announce his presence among the legit contenders in the UFC's showcase division. Both men are strong wrestlers, with Jones' greatest asset being his unorthodox style, while Hamill's is his ox-like physical strength. "Kimbo Slice" (3-1) is also rumored to be fighting on this card, and watch out for Frankie "The Answer" Edgar (10-1) vs. Kurt "Batman" Pelligrino (14-4)
Then comes UFC 107 on December 12th in Memphis, which now officially features a lightweight title match between, the champ, B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn (14-5-1) and Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez (21-2). Both men have fought recently at welterweight, so it goes without saying that they're both massive 155'ers. Both are also jiu-jitsu experts. BJ's greatest advantage is his devastating striking, while Sanchez's is his tenacity and explosiveness. Other confirmed bouts for UFC 107 include Frank Mir (12-4) vs. Chieck Kongo (14-5-1) and Thiago Alves (16-6) vs. Paulo Thiago (11-1).
Is that last fight is a sportscaster's nightmare, or what?