- HUERTA TO FIGHT FLORIAN AT UFC 87

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nickcuc547
4/28/08 7:03:04PM
Sources from both fighters’ camps have confirmed that Kenny Florian will face Roger Huerta at UFC 87 on Aug. 9 in Minneapolis, Minn. Both fighters have received and are expected to sign their bout agreements.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=6174&zoneid=2
nickcuc547
4/28/08 7:03:55PM
thank you ufc, giving us the fight everybody wants to see, can't wait for this one.
Mchubb316
4/28/08 7:09:07PM
Nice. This fight should tell us a lot more about both fighters.
Kracker_Jap
4/28/08 7:17:58PM
This fight is going to be awsome

winner is # 1 contender


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tepid55
4/28/08 7:26:43PM
I think Florian is in big trouble in this fight.
puppetmaster837
4/28/08 7:29:53PM
I see Florian taking this one. His skills are improving by leaps and bounds in every fight and i am not at all sold on Huerta being a top 10 lightweight. Kenny tko Rd 1
RMFG_187
4/28/08 8:09:21PM
i thought this fight was confirmed a while ago...

I had Huerta himself somewhat confirm at 83 that he was fighting KenFlo. Huerta is a good guy and fighter, but i also see KenFlo winning this 1.

If Huerta gives up his back like he has in the past, this fight will end before the judges get a crack at it.

KenFlo round 2 Sub
candynuts
4/28/08 8:22:47PM
Wow, this is going to be good.


Would anyone think this would be for the #1 contendership in the LW division?
Huerta 6 fight Winning streak; Florian with a 4 fight winning streak.
jgtribbett
4/28/08 8:31:54PM
i'm loving it.. i hate to say it.. but i want summer to get over with
bls1919
4/28/08 9:06:08PM
This will be a war. Not sure who will come out on top yet. cant wait
kopower
4/28/08 10:42:49PM

Posted by RMFG_187

i thought this fight was confirmed a while ago...

I had Huerta himself somewhat confirm at 83 that he was fighting KenFlo. Huerta is a good guy and fighter, but i also see KenFlo winning this 1.

If Huerta gives up his back like he has in the past, this fight will end before the judges get a crack at it.

KenFlo round 2 Sub



Good point about Huerta giving up his back. He has done that in the past and was able to get out every time. Don't think the same would happen with Kenflo though. If Roger can keep it standing I see him winning hands down. Imo he has better standup then Kenny. If he gets taken down I see Roger getting cut or sub by rear naked choke. My pick Huerta tko 3rd round
prozacnation1978
4/28/08 10:47:02PM
good co main event, wish i had one for ufc86
anyways it will be a hard fight, i think maybe decision, right now i am leaning toward kenflo but who knows right now
CantAndleDaRiddum
4/29/08 1:40:09AM

Posted by nickcuc547

thank you ufc, giving us the fight everybody wants to see, can't wait for this one.

Jackelope
4/29/08 2:36:52AM

Posted by bls1919

This will be a war. Not sure who will come out on top yet. cant wait



I'm in the same boat right now. Except I'm leaning towards Kenflo.

I really, really want Kenflo to win. Huerta is tough, though... no doubt. I think Kenflo will probably be able to scare Huerta pretty good, though. My guess at this point is Kenflo by wearing into Huerta and slipping in a submission late 2nd or early 3rd.

Kenflo has never been KO'd before, and outside of a KO on the feet I think the only chance Huerta has is to score a decision win. Kenflo on the other hand could end it on the feet, by GnP, by submission, or by decision. So that's why I'm leaning toward Kenflo.
silverbullet
4/29/08 8:54:20AM
I think that Kenflo has better stand-up and submissions than Huerta but his wrestling is bad. Huerta may want to take this fight to the ground and GnP to decision, who knows.
Cdellorso
4/29/08 12:33:07PM
Lets remember- Guida OWNED Huerta- YES OWNED him and though Huerta impressed me with his ability to stay in the fight- I dont see how he can beat Florian- PS i thought Huerta was taking a year off-

Kenny "the Boston Massacre" Florian
3 rd round tko
CanadianCripplr
4/30/08 2:07:42AM
Even before his last fight I had not been impressed by Huertas last 2 or 3 victories that I had seen. He at times in those fights was almost exposed and was lucky to get out of some bad situations. Kenflo is gonna spank him.
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