Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin from UFC 115 via FUEL TV
This weekend’s UFC on FUEL 6 broadcast features a battle of two of Mixed Martial Arts most respected fighters, former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le.
UFC 155has been officially announced for Dec 29th and will be their traditional “New Year’s Eve” style spectacular. It features a Heavyweight Title rematch between champion Junior dos Santos and former champion Cain Velasquez. It will have been a little over a year since Velasquez dropped the gold during his only title defense at the inaugural UFC on FOX show last November 2011.
In addition to the Heavyweight battle, Light Heavyweight Phil Davis replaces Chael Sonnen to face Forrest Griffin and in a Middleweight title contender eliminator, Tim Boestch takes on Chris Weidman.
Earlier this month NickTheFacedebuted his trailer for this event. Now check out the official UFC 155 Teaser video below.
Our Twitter friend JimBob Stoops Jr let us know that in JR’s latest blog entry at JRSBarBQ.com he discusses the Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones Super Fight and where he thinks it would take place as well as the Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones April 2013 match.
Love some of the MMA purists who scold me for saying that Anderson Silva will NEVER fight Jon Jones. I’m not the naive one here because if there is enough money on the table the fight will proceed. More viable question is does a Title need to be at stake for the fight to sell tickets and PPV’s? My answer is no. This fight would be a memorable attraction that might spawn multiple fights, one never knows, and would be the ultimate super fight, as the landscape currents shapes out, for what I’ve been saying for two years…Cowboys Stadium.
Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen will do well on PPV if both fighters have an adequate opportunity to stir the pot on main stream TV. Sonnen is a gifted talker who will either motivate fans to pay to see him get his ass whipped or to beat Bones, the seemingly unbeatable and controversial champion. Every MMA fighter could take some of what Sonnen does verbally and organically adapt it to their own spiel and earn themselves more cash.