Wednesday, February 15, 2012

UFC on Fuel TV 1 Preview

Not many people will see this card because of the channel it's on, but for those of you who have Fuel TV, you are in for a treat tonight.

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger headlines a six-fight main card in a match that could have implications in the welterweight title picture.

If there's one thing I've learned in the years I've watched MMA, it's that "Nightmare" Sanchez will have an entertaining fight, especially in the free TV main event.

Meanwhile, Ellenberger has been on a roll lately, taking out Jake Shields in his last fight.

Overall, I think Ellenberger is the more complete fighter. He'll take Sanchez to the ground and win by decision. That should be enough to get him a title shot now that Nick Diaz is out for a while.

Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve v. Dave Herman

Another guy who can bring a great fight is Stefan Struve. The big man faces a tough wrestler in Herman, who has a three-fight win streak going.

I think this will probably go like any Struve fight: he gets manhandled early. He comes back. He wins by 2nd-round KO.

Rest of the main card:

Middleweights: Aaron Simpson v. Ronny Markes - Simpson by decision
Heavyweights: Stipe Miocic v. Philip De Fries - De Fries by submission (Rd. 1)
Bantamweights: T.J. Dillashaw v. Walel Watson - Watson by decision
Bantamweights: Ivan Menjivar v. John Albert - Menjivar by KO (Rd. 2)

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