Monday, April 29, 2013

Made in Brazil: UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold May 18

The UFC ventures back to Brazil for an expectedly Brazil-fighter heavy card on May 18th.
It has some compelling match-ups to provide some context for a couple divisions.
Belfort will take a high risk/low reward fight against Strikeforce import/champion Luke Rockhold as Rockhold will move closer to Anderson than I would think Belfort will by beating Rockhold.
Belfort's loss by crane kick to Anderson (though, not less decisive than the way Cain stomped a hole in Bigfoot Silva who now gets a rematch AND a shot at the belt) still makes it hard to get a rematch with the undisputed best of all time Anderson Silva.

Jacare makes his follow up to making quick work of Ed Herman against a limited ground-specialist but relatively dangerous striker on the feet in Constantinos Philippou.
Evan Dunham, who was within a fight of a title shot at one point, takes on the middle of the pack and always close to contention Rafael Dos Anjos.
Paulo Thiago fights on the prelims which is a far cry from his one-time status as having stopped Koshceck decisively.

While not an overly compelling card, for a free card and when you consider the main card of this weekend's PPV, it's not bad at all kind sirs.

Main Event:
FX Channel Main Card (9 p.m. ET):
FUEL TV "Prelims (6 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
155 lbs.: Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
145 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos
170 lbs.: Michel Richard dos Prazeres vs. Paulo Thiago
125 lbs.: Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
205 lbs.: Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado
Facebook "Prelims" (4:30 p.m. ET):

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