UFC 79 Will End Year With a Bang

UFC 79

It wasn’t the original plan for the main event, but it worked out even better in the end.

The first choice for the feature at UFC 79 hit a snag when Matt “The Terror” Serra was injured during training, but that only set fans up for a much more exciting battle. 

Serra was supposed to defend his Welterweight title to bitter rival Matt Hughes but after suffering a herniated disc in his back, he had no choice but to drop out. This made way for round three between George “Rush” St-Pierre and Hughes. 

The Canadian ground-and-pounder will be given the opportunity to fight a familiar foe for the interim Welterweight title in Hughes, as these two have met before. Their first match resulted in a Hughes submission victory on Oct. 22, 2004. However, St-Pierre got his revenge two years later at UFC 65 when he claimed the Welterweight belt from Hughes. Now on December 29 in Nevada, the 13-2-0 Montreal native will have the chance to repeat his performance against the 43-5-0 veteran from Illinois.

If that wasn’t enough for you, check out the other matches on the fight card.

A much anticipated showdown will also take place that night, and it’s been a match in the making for quite some time.

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell will finally be able to walk the talk against Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. The two have been trash talking each other for quite some time now, as Liddell recently claimed he will knock out Silva in the first round. The PRIDE superstar Silva will bring his aggressive style against Liddell, as the Brazilian native is one of the highly feared fighters in the octagon.

“He’s a great fighter,” said Silva of Liddell. “There are many good fighters, but for my first fight, I want to go with the best man. Even though he’s not champion anymore, he’s still the best man. There’s only one ending to this fight and it won’t go to a decision. One guy will go down – me or him. I don’t want judges.” 

If I had a guess, I would say knockout will be the decision in this match. Silva is known for his knees, while ‘The Iceman’ has deadly strikes. These two have yet to face each other, as a few opportunities for them to fight fell through. The most recent was in September after Zuffa purchased PRIDE. But the official announcement for this match to happen was finally announced by Dana White, and it will definitely end 2007 in a dramatic fashion. 

Chuck Liddell

It’s about time this Superfight took place. 

Another great match for this evening will see the UFC debut of Rameau “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou. The talent-rich light heavyweight pool will have another huge addition, as the explosive judoka take on the undefeated sharpshooter Lyoto Machida. Both of these men have beaten strong opponents, as striking are their strong suits.

I’m also a fan of Rich “No Love” Clementi, who will be taking on Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard. There are some very good undercards for UFC 79 Nemesis.

As for the event name Nemesis, it is the proper word in this case as familiar rivals will once again battle for gold around their waist, while long time adversaries will finally step into the ring to put their talking into action.

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  1. Ciekawy blog, tematyka podobna do mojego, zapraszam na moja strone, pozdrawiam

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