UFC light-weight Heavyweight
UFC seventy six Changes
UFC seventy six Changes The UFC light-weight Heavyweight Landscape
Try to remember once the UFC light-weight heavyweight division had Chuck and Marshal Tito and a bunch of pretenders? Those days are gone, Marshal Tito barely ranks high ten in most peoples eyes and Chuck has suffered two losses in an exceedingly row. Within the new blood from Pride accountable or is everybody else simply catching up? In this year, four purposeful light-weight heavyweight contenders are more to the UFC coming back directly or indirectly from Japan's Pride organization. After all I qualified that with purposeful as there are others like Kazuhiro Nakamura, however there's not space in one article to speak concerning all of the highest contenders within the light-weight heavyweight, as well as guys who do not rank within the high 10. These light-weight heavyweight contenders are Quinton Jackson, Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
The simplest celebrated fighter to hitch the UFC from Pride is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Technically Quinton had a stopover within the WFA wherever he decisioned world high middleweight fighter Matt Lindland, however Quinton has spent the bulk of his celebrated career within the Pride organization. Whereas in Pride, Quinton Jackson would fight for the title doubly, each time against long-standing Pride light-weight heavyweight champion Wanderlei timberland. The primary one was for the pride middleweight title of the tournament, second was for the pride middleweight title. Its value noting that Quinton's loss to Wanderlei was constant night as he defeated Chuck Liddell (the initial time they met together). It's most important that Since then, Quinton has managed to defeat Chuck Liddell once more, capturing the UFC light-weight heavyweight title belt in spectacular fashion with a primary spherical knockout of the previous champ. Quinton has additionally defended his belt once against "Dangerous/Hollywood" Dan Henderson.
Dangerous Dan Henderson is another high light-weight heavyweight fighter to hitch the UFC from Pride. Dan command the Pride middleweight belt once knock out former Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva. Henderson has since lost that belt once he visaged Quinton Jackson within the initial ever unification title bout between Pride and therefore the UFC. Despite Dan's loss to Quinton as well, then he's still thought about by several to be high 5 material within the UFC light-weight heavyweight division.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua simply had his UFC debut at UFC seventy six and whereas the majority believed that he would simply defeat his opponent, Forrest mythical monster, he had lots additional hassle within the UFC cage than he has had within the Pride ring. Dictator holds victories in Pride over such high names as Quinton Jackson, David Ricardo Arona, Kevin Randleman and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Despite having visaged the superior competition over his career, the dictator was unable to adapt to the UFC and was dominated for the higher a part of his fight by Forrest Griffin. The newest Pride fighter to hitch the UFC's light-weight heavyweight image is long-standing Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva. Wanderlei has fought within the UFC before and suffered a loss to Marshal Tito Ortiz. Since then he managed to carry onto the Pride middleweight title for 5 years, that's till Dan Henderson stunned him in Feb 2007. Even with this loss, Wanderlei takes into account one in all the foremost dangerous fighters within the world at 205 lbs.
Chuck Liddell, the person who was on high on the 205 list simply half dozen months past has currently suffered two defeats in an exceedingly row. The primary one was a knockout loss to Quinton Jackson, the second was a detailed decision loss to Keith Jardine. Chuck's future could also be up within the air, however I am dead reckoning that he can return and win one or two of additional huge fights before going into retirement. Such a lot of the new blood, wherever precisely do these guys rank within the UFC light-weight heavyweight division? I even have no plan. Most of the fellows who I'd have hierarchical high five have suffered losses in their last fight. These are (in no explicit order) Mauricio Shogun Rua, Dan Henderson, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva. The last guy to spherical out that top 5 would be one in all Marshal Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans, Forrest mythical monster, Keith Jardine and Houston Alexander. As you'll see, most of the fighters i'd have hierarchical within the bottom half of the highest ten have victories over the fellows ranked within the top five. It's this component of the unknown that goes to stay the stacked UFC light-weight heavyweight division exciting over following twelve months. Actually any fighter within the high ten will beat anyone else on any given night. Positive there are vogue Matchups that are dangerous (Tito vs Chuck for instance), except for the foremost part this division is wide open.