As excited as I am about UFC 100, I am much more excited about UFC 101. The fights are just much more intriguing to me.
Will Anderson Silva dominate Griffin like he does others in his own weight class? I believe so. I think Griffin is a little over-rated. He has a cool personality and a big heart. But I don’t think he will ever hold another belt again. He is good enough to be a top light heavy weight fighter, but he is not one of the best for sure.
Griffin beat Jackson because Jackson got over-confident. Not because Griffin has the skill set to beat Jackson. I am almost certain Griffin will get TKO’d by Anderson Silva. He will be outclassed in striking and his chin is not that great. None the less, it will be interesting to watch Anderson Silva display his skill set.
Kenny Florian and BJ Penn is really the fight I am most excited about this summer. Kenny Florian just looked exceptional in his last fight. His striking and JJitsu was off the charts. He handled Joe Daddy like he was his daddy lol. BJ Penn is good, but I believe Ken Flo is better and he will prove it come fight time. I am not sure whether he will be able to finish BJ Penn. But I am confident it will be a convincing win even if it goes to decision. BJ will get dominated. This is Ken Flo’s time.
UFC 100 is exciting because there are 3 main events, but I think there is more hype surrounding them than they deserve from a technical stand point.
Brock Lesnar will defeat Frank Mir fairly easily. I can’t believe people are even debating this. Mir was a vet when he fought Brock the first time and was getting dominated. What makes anyone think that this time around when Brock is even better, Mir has a chance. It will be fun to watch, but there really is nothing more than hype to this fight. Brock will win in a convincing manner. However, it will be fun to watch how far Brock has come in his standup.
GSP and Alves is also over-hyped. Fitch was a bigger challenge to him than Alves is. It is a good matchup, but not the hardest he has faced up to date. Fitch was the hardest. GSP will beat Alves via TKO quite easily. This fight will be fun to watch because if GSP completely dominates Alves, we know what’s next: GSP V. Silva. And that alone makes this fight worth watching. Can GSP defeat him so convincingly that D. White and Co. have no choice but to offer Silva - GSP at the post fight press conferece. Hell Yeah!
Dan Henderson and Micahel Bisping is probably the fight most likely to go either way. Dan Henderson completely out classes Bisping in terms of skill. Bisping like Griffin, is a top light heavy weight, but definitely not one of the best. He will most likely never hold a belt unless someone gets over confident and overlooks him. The question about this fight is: does Hendo still have another fight in him? That is all. It’s not a matter of who is better. But whether Hendo’s body still has it.
That’s it for my Monday afternoon ramble. Man I am so pumped for these fights. I just wish they started coming out with some hype videos already. There is just not enough stuff out there to keep my mind occupied. There are three different main events and its UFC 100. None of them is being hyped like GSP - Penn II was. And there was hardly a question of who would win that fight.