Tuesday, December 6, 2011

UFC 140: Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida

This Saturday December 10 in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a big event where UFC heavyweight title is played between the champion, Jon "Bones" Jones, and challenger Lyoto Machida Brazilian.

Also in action will be three former UFC champion, Tito Ortiz, Frank Mir and Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira.

This event is part of the activities of the organization to close the month of December, culminating with the UFC 141 on December 30 in Las Vegas with the bout between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.


Returning to the fight on Saturday, Jones is closing a spectacular year having expired without problems, and always before the deadline, Ryan Bader, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (title) and Rampage Jackson.

His opponent this time is former champion Machida, who until May 2010 seemed invincible before falling to Rua in Montreal.

The chess match comes this interesting and difficult to decipher, since they face the physical power of magic champion and Brazilian karate counterattack.

Jones (14-1) in his career has seemed to be invincible, with his only loss by disqualification, while Matt Hamill beat up. Lyoto, on the other hand, is a Brazilian legend and has only lost 2 times in the UFC, Rua and Rampage before, in a very closed cmobate.

The favorite is the champion, but we have learned in this sport than in any time a blow can kill you.

The co-feature brings the rematch between Mir Cuban (15-5) and the Brazilian Nogueira (01/06/33). They met in 2008 and Minotauro Mir knocked out in the second assault to get the super heavyweight interim title.

Both are veterans of the Octagon, the Brazilian legend in Pride, and a win could approach the throne of Junior dos Santos.

This battle is between two warriors specialists in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but I have the impression that Mir's fists are stronger, so you'll have to see how this fight unfolds.

Another main card fights is the one with Tito Ortiz enfrenatndo (01/09/17) and Nogueira's twin brother, Antonio Rogerio "Minotouro" Nogueira (19-5). Tito is losing to Rashad Evans last September, while Nogueira comes after two consecutive losses to Ryan Bader and Phil Davis.

Toronto has already broken attendance records in North America in May, when 55,000 people saw Georges St-Pierre defend his welterweight title on Saturday and expect more than 20 thousand people at the Rogers Center.

With the history and tradition of mixed martial arts in Canada there is no doubt that the event is a success and that the warriors who enter the octagon to shine.

My favorite, Jones, Mir and Ortiz, although I have of course I'm betting against three Brazilian fighters. Well, at least not Jose Aldo and Anderson Silva ...

Brazilian flavor with Nogueira and Machida, Tito Ortiz Mexican, Cuban Mir and party with this great card in a great country for this sport. Low temperatures in the city, but very high in the octagon.

We'll see ...



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