BJ Penn shown at UFC 107 he is by the best fighter at 155 and has to drop ever as the best at 155. What involved me more is just how many challengers suggest they could set BJ away and have the skills to complete so. BJ has struggled up welterweight and won fights, he’s struggled legends such as Matt Hughes and GSP for games, he in addition has previously struggled recent mild heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida when driving around 205 catchweight. Recall BJ Penn has been champion at equally welterweight (champion at UFC 46 and stripped when he signed for K-1) and lightweight defended since UFC 80, he has beaten Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk, Kenny Florian and of late Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
In the event that you move as much as middleweight, so what can you claim about Anderson Silva? The Brazilian has beaten every challenger in front of him for decades, he has gone around light heavyweight and beaten a former champion in Forest Griffin and dangerous striker Wayne Irwin. There are numerous requires Anderson to step up and struggle teaching partner and current winner Lyoto Machida but refuses do to being friends. Very respectable but eventually he has got the abilities to overcome the dragon.
The only real issue in this argument is if Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar are adequate to be longterm champions at their particular weights. Lyoto has only defended his subject after, which had depends upon problem the effect khabib vs mcgregor live stream Shogun Rua. The rematch is due for March 2010. You then have former WWE champ who has been a discovery in his 4 fights in the UFC, he’s beaten tale Randy Couture, Frank Mir at their rematch and Heath Hearing. His downfall perhaps when he fights tactical and very specialized practitioners as his organic power and shear measurement may discourage 90% of heavyweights. Brock appears to be finding within the worst of his accidents and has been penciled directly into fight in August against number one challenger Shane Carwin. For me personally both have the capacity to be champion for many fights but doubt they will for the shear truth the quality of challengers in equally weights.
Rashad Evans, former champ and recovering from his eliminate to Machida at UFC 98. He was due to struggle other prime 5 competitor Rampage Garcia but working commitments have confused those plans. Evans has lost just missing one battle and looks to get another step to the very best by fighting Thiago Silva at UFC 108 as the main function for the very first UFC occasion in 2010. I believe given the ability Rashad could beat 95% of fighters.
Randy Couture, the former mild heavyweight and heavyweight champion has recently taken the step down seriously to gentle heavyweight since his back once again to back drops at 206. Randy won a counterfeit evaluating choice over Brandon Vera at UFC 105 in Manchester. Couture even at 46 is just a real threat at light heavyweight and is a enormous 205, he showed his energy against Vera and can challenge some of the huge punches like Evans, Garcia or Machida. It’s recommended that Couture with a win around other 40+ ex champ Level Coleman at UFC 109 persistent, could get a shot at the title. In my experience a touch too soon but is a correct icon of the UFC but after still another win might entitle him to some other break at the title.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, new comer to the UFC maybe, new comer to MMA number, former Delight champion shown his capacity against Luiz Arthur Stick at UFC 106 and seems to be fighting other prime light heavyweight Brandon Vera. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira sent shockwaves through light heavyweight department with his introduction gain over Stick who was simply regarded as top 3 fighters at 205. I’d prefer to see him avenge his reduction to Shogun from the Pride times, so he could possibly be yet another with two benefits far from a name shot.
Finally Brandon Vera, my outside choice for title competitor, his “reduction” to Couture was strange, he has beaten two different gentle heavyweight’s including out classing Krzysztof Soszynski and has major victories in the UFC around former heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Vera has two key abilities which pieces him besides most other challengers, his Muay Thai is on another level and his Greco Roman Wrestling gives a real powerful bottom and comments his Muay Thai. He is also today settled at 205 and appears like he is actually a serious contender.
Then we have the heavyweight department, you will find four to five actual title contenders. Firstly Joe Mir has beaten Lesnar with a heal lock but this was in Lesnar’s debut. There’s mma legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who seems to be finding back again to his best because his infection, Nogueira could put real strain on the greater Lesnar along with his BJJ skills and with a dark belt in Judo he will offer a completely different fight to any others.