Robbie Lawler will be defending his UFC welterweight title against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189. Lawler and MacDonald have met once before, and their first fight proved to be a close one. However, Robbie Lawler edged out Macdonald with a split decision victory. After their first meeting, Lawler went on to win the title from Johnny Hendricks.
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noted Rory MacDonald was devastated by the split decision loss to Lawler, but he has bounced back since. MacDonald has gone on a three fight win streak. Fight fans, like Bernardo Chua, and the media have been clamoring for MacDonald to receive a title shot. Rory has been a top contender for several years now. Robbie Lawler will be a very tough test for him.Lawler vs. Macdonald could end in a number of ways, but the smart money is on Robbie Lawler. In their previous meeting, Lawler hurt MacDonald badly with powerful strikes.
MacDonald would need to use his length, and he would need to stay on the outside. Rory could pick apart Lawler, and make it a long night for the champion. Lawler vs. MacDonald 2 will be a good fight no matter which way it goes. For more information on UFC 189, visit Yahoo! Sports.
Frank Mir will be taking on Bigfoot Silva on February 22, in the main event of UFC Fight Night Bigfoot vs. Mir. This is a big fight for both competitors. Mir and Bigfoot have been looking lackluster as of late. Both fighters have suffered several crushing defeats, and a loss for either fighter could prove to be the end.
Mir vs. Bigfoot should be an exciting fight, and the big fans like Ray Lane can’t wait, but it could also end up being a one sided fight. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is a giant man that possesses well rounded skills in all facets of mixed martial arts.
Frank Mir will have his hands full against the giant wonder. Mir is a former UFC heavyweight champion, but that is before he suffered a life threatening motorcycle accident. Since the accident, Frank Mir has never been the same. Bigfoot Silva may prove to be too much for the aging former champion. Frank Mir’s strength is his Jiu Jitsu, but Bigfoot is no slouch in that department either.
I predict that Bigfoot Silva will knock Frank Mir out before the third round. For more information on UFC Fight Night Bigfoot Vs. Mir, visit Yahoo! Sports.