Date: May 28, 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
UFC 130 is just around the corner and features intriguing matches on the main card. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will step into the ring and face Matt Hamill in the main event. Frank Mir will try to get another chance at the UFC championship by stepping over Roy Nelson, while Brian Stann comes off an awesome TKO victory over Chris Leben and wants to do the same thing to Jorge Santiago who lost by KO to Leban in 2006. UFC 130 should be entertaining and fun, the perfect way to begin the Memorial Day weekend.
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill-This will be an interesting fight. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has fought the best in the UFC and has victories over many of the best fighters; he is also the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and wants another shot at the title. Matt Hamill is an interesting fighter. Matt Hamill is deaf and he is an incredible wrestler who succeeds despite his handicap. Hamill has won five straight UFC bouts against good fighters and he could give Rampage some problems. Hamill is an excellent wrestler who can punch. I give the edge to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, but don’t be surprised if Hamill raises his hands in victory.
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson-Roy Nelson has not done well against the best big men in the UFC. Frank Mir is one of those great heavyweights in the UFC. Mir wants another shot at the UFC heavyweight championship. Both men are good on their feet and Mir is incredible on the ground. Mir has the advantage in this fight if he fights his fight. He has improved his stand-up and gets better and better. Roy Nelson has a punchers chance because all of Mir’s defeats have been by KO or TKO. Give the advantage to Mir.
Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne-two punchers step into the ring and one will come out victorious, the question is not who will win, the question in this fight will be is this a brawl or a boring fight where each fighter holds each other and make the crowd boo. Travis Browne has yet to lose, but did fight to a draw against Cheick Kongo in his last match. If both men fight to their potential, we can see a fight of the night or KO of the night.
Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story-Thiago Alves is a great UFC fighter until he fights the top echelon of the UFC, than he loses. Rick Story is a pretty good UFC fighter, this match should be very competitive and could go either way, give the advantage to Alves
Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann-Brian Stann KO’d Chris Leben in his last fight and is always a fan-favorite in the UFC-Both men can punch and Brian Stann is usually in very entertaining fights, this fight should be no exception. I look for Stann to get another KO against Jorge Santiago, we shall see on Saturday night.
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson-two WEC star-fighters trying to make their mark in the UFC, this match could have been in the main event and is one of those fights you don’t want to miss. Turn on your television at 8PM, do not miss this fight. Torres should come out on top in this one
Kendall Grove vs. Tim Boetsch-Kendall Grove has to have a win, he has lost too many fights in the UFC, yes he won the Ultimate Fighter 7, yes he is a fan-favorite, but too many losses means you get a pink slip in the UFC, watch for Kendall Grove to come out strong in this fight to prove he is worthy of staying in the UFC.
Gleison Tibau vs. Bart Palaszewski
Michael McDonald vs. Chris Cariaso
Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo
UFC 130 is just around the corner and features intriguing matches on the main card. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will step into the ring and face Matt Hamill in the main event. Frank Mir will try to get another chance at the UFC championship by stepping over Roy Nelson, while Brian Stann comes off an awesome TKO victory over Chris Leben and wants to do the same thing to Jorge Santiago who lost by KO to Leban in 2006. UFC 130 should be entertaining and fun, the perfect way to begin the Memorial Day weekend. Don’t miss this event, if you do, I will be giving you live-round-by-round results of UFC 130 on Saturday night.