Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Yet Another Fight Likely For UFC115 In Vancouver: Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
In the second major UFC 115 fight announcement in as many days, it is now being reported by MMAJunkie.com that grizzled UFC lightweight veterans Mac Danzig (19-7-1; 3-3 UFC) and Matt Wiman (11-5, 5-3 UFC) have nearly signed on the dotted line to hook 'em up in Vancouver, B.C. on June 12th at GM Place.
Mac Danzig, who recently ended a three-fight losing skid at UFC 109 by defeating Justin Bucholtz (8-5), must have liked British Columbia so much when he was here last weekend to referee AFC:II that he begged UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to send him back. Okay, it might not have gone down quite like that, but I'm sure he's happy to be making his Canadian MMA debut, nonetheless.
Matt Wiman, meanwhile, fought valiantly in a decision loss to Sam Stout (15-5-1) in the co-main event at UFC 97 in Montreal, but will no doubt be hoping for a W in his return trip north of the forty-nine. Since fighting in Montreal last spring, Wiman has rebounded to defeat Hawaiian BJ Penn protege, Shane Nelson (12-5) at UFC 107 last December.
As far as the style match-up goes, both Wiman and Danzig have well-rounded skills, though Danzig might have a slightly more advanced submissions game. Ultimately, it may just come down to gameplanning and who has the better camp.
Complete Rumoured Card For UFC 115:
Possible Main Event:
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz III
Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald [CAN]
Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham
Pat Barry vs. Mirko Filipovic
Gilbert Yvel vs. Ben Rothwell
Mac Danzig vs Matt Wiman
James Wilks vs. Peter Sobotta
Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
Claude Patrick [CAN] vs. TBA