UFC 78: Andrei Arlovski vs. Brandon Vera?

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CwB
7/30/07 11:43:23AM
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski could likely face Brandon Vera during a pay-per-view (PPV) event to be held in November, according to two separate UFCmania.com sources.

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owen1
7/30/07 11:45:26AM
Ya i would like to see that fight.I just hope arlovski doesnt fight not to lose like he did against werdum....this would probly be a close fight.
juanez13
7/30/07 11:50:49AM
damn if its true this is gonna be a very good fight( at least it has the potential to be).........ill say arlovski takes this...but if vera wins that will prove he aint no joke and he is a threat to the HW division
Twenty20Dollars
7/30/07 12:01:51PM
Vera is going to get Crushed by Arlovski KO second round.
silverbullet
7/30/07 12:28:41PM
Brandon Vera is the most overrated HW in the UFC. The highlight of his career was a win over an overweight and handicapped Frank Mir back in 2006.

What I am trying to say is that Vera will have his hands full with this one.
Chris_Keppel
7/30/07 12:38:03PM

Posted by silverbullet

Brandon Vera is the most overrated HW in the UFC. The highlight of his career was a win over an overweight and handicapped Frank Mir back in 2006.

What I am trying to say is that Vera will have his hands full with this one.



Absolutely agree. Vera will have his face full... with Andrei's fist of fury
Eazee_E
7/30/07 12:50:23PM
Wow...this is one I've hoped to see for awhile. Finally Vera against a legit contender. Hopefully AA Ko's him.
Twenty20Dollars
7/30/07 12:57:33PM
Vera is overrated big time. Calling out chuck liddell. Give him a real heavy weight contender.
wilwith1l
7/30/07 1:04:32PM
Well, Vera has alot to prove here
He's not overrated, he's unproven.
He has beaten every opponent UFC has given him.
THe guys the UFC has given him are decent guys.
Now they are giving him a chance to prove he is among the best.
Untouchable
7/30/07 1:28:50PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Vera is a piece of shit. Calling out chuck liddell. Hope he gets his ass knocked out. Overrated.



Is Chuck related to you?? I don't know why you'd call Vera such names. He would KO Chuck in one round, with ease. AA is the one that's overrated. The UFC HW division was filled with nobodies and he took over knocking out cans. Watch his fight vs Rizzo...AA is not an elite or world class fighter. Vera will destroy him. You heard it here first.
SpiderSilva
7/30/07 1:45:00PM
well this would be one good fight Id have to go with
aa he has had some bad wins as of late but to see him come back and take out Vera would be nice
CwB
7/30/07 1:48:21PM

Posted by Untouchable


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Vera is a piece of shit. Calling out chuck liddell. Hope he gets his ass knocked out. Overrated.



Is Chuck related to you?? I don't know why you'd call Vera such names. He would KO Chuck in one round, with ease. AA is the one that's overrated. The UFC HW division was filled with nobodies and he took over knocking out cans. Watch his fight vs Rizzo...AA is not an elite or world class fighter. Vera will destroy him. You heard it here first.



WOW... Vera hasnt proved himself yet so to say that he would knock chuck out in one round is insane. And AA just beat fabricio werdum a top ten heavy weight (he may not of looked very impressive but i think we all can agree he definately won that fight) AA is with out a doubt a top 5 contender in the ufc heavyweight division.

I cant wait to see this fight (if it happens) Vera gets his chance to prove himself and we might see the return of the old AA not the new boring and cautious AA.
wilwith1l
7/30/07 1:56:58PM
Arlovski still ranked high. This could help Vera substantially.

Arlovski 8th
FCF ranking
Arlovski 8th
MMA Weekly ranking
Arlovski 7th
MMA News ranking
SpiderSilva
7/30/07 1:59:42PM
maybe AA vs Fedor
elysianwing
7/30/07 2:14:22PM
The one good thing about AA's next fight is this


No matter who it is, he will be in serious trouble.

Why? because AA is in a MUST win fight, and coasting to a w likely will just be considered a loss by the ufc. He has ONE fight left on his contract, if he loses an uneventful fight by dec, thats probably the last you'll see of him. If he wins an uneventful fight by dec, thats probably the last you'll see of him.

If he puts on a GOOD fight and gets stopped by whoever, he'll probably still be resigned. If he puts on a good fight and finishes it, he'll definitely be resigned.

Its without a doubt a fight(no matter who his opponant is) that AA is going to be unable to coast through if he wants to keep his job.

So, my theory is....regardless of who he is fighting next, they are in some major f*cking trouble...because AA will be trying to decapitate them I think.
Focker101
7/30/07 2:21:33PM
Arvlovski will knock out a over eager and ring rust Vera's in the first round
If I remember it was only a year ago when Arvovlski looked invincible
do you really think he wont find that aggressive form again

Vera is good dont get me wrong I think he is the future of the LHW division
but this one will go alot like the AA vs. Paul Buentello fight
Violentcuv
7/30/07 2:21:53PM
I hope the UFC makes this happen.
We have been talking about this possible matchup for months.

I like Vera is this match. Going against the crowd with this one.
Twenty20Dollars
7/30/07 2:29:55PM
Look at it like this Arlovski beat Werdum. Werdum the only guy to beat Gonzaga. Vera doesnt have that, where he has made a name he's just undefeated.
nubby
7/30/07 3:08:44PM
I'm going with Vera. He's agressive, very good striker and a very good wrestler. Arlovski was a champion but I don't think he has looked all that impressive lately.
kimoron
7/30/07 3:12:22PM
hopefully arlovski shows up, that seems to have been a problem for him given his last few fights.
silverbullet
7/30/07 3:21:41PM

Posted by elysianwing

The one good thing about AA's next fight is this


No matter who it is, he will be in serious trouble.

Why? because AA is in a MUST win fight, and coasting to a w likely will just be considered a loss by the ufc. He has ONE fight left on his contract, if he loses an uneventful fight by dec, thats probably the last you'll see of him. If he wins an uneventful fight by dec, thats probably the last you'll see of him.

If he puts on a GOOD fight and gets stopped by whoever, he'll probably still be resigned. If he puts on a good fight and finishes it, he'll definitely be resigned.

Its without a doubt a fight(no matter who his opponant is) that AA is going to be unable to coast through if he wants to keep his job.

So, my theory is....regardless of who he is fighting next, they are in some major f*cking trouble...because AA will be trying to decapitate them I think.




I don't think Arlovsky will have trouble resigning his contract. He is a former HW champ and the UFC will keep recycling him until he's 60. Just look at what they are doing with Frank Mir or Chris Leben.
mkiv9secsupra
7/30/07 3:30:18PM

Posted by nubby

I'm going with Vera. He's agressive, very good striker and a very good wrestler. Arlovski was a champion but I don't think he has looked all that impressive lately.



vera is NOT a good striker or good wrestler. hes decent but not good.



eveyrone has to remember. Arlovski fought a BORING fight against werdum not a bad fight. Arlovksi did everything needed to win and did it great. Being boring doesnt mean bad by any means.
nubby
7/30/07 3:48:57PM

Posted by mkiv9secsupra


Posted by nubby

I'm going with Vera. He's agressive, very good striker and a very good wrestler. Arlovski was a champion but I don't think he has looked all that impressive lately.



vera is NOT a good striker or good wrestler. hes decent but not good.



eveyrone has to remember. Arlovski fought a BORING fight against werdum not a bad fight. Arlovksi did everything needed to win and did it great. Being boring doesnt mean bad by any means.



Um, you don't think Vera's striking is good? His Muy Thai seemed pretty damn impressive to me.
mkiv9secsupra
7/30/07 3:50:09PM

Posted by nubby


Posted by mkiv9secsupra


Posted by nubby

I'm going with Vera. He's agressive, very good striker and a very good wrestler. Arlovski was a champion but I don't think he has looked all that impressive lately.



vera is NOT a good striker or good wrestler. hes decent but not good.



eveyrone has to remember. Arlovski fought a BORING fight against werdum not a bad fight. Arlovksi did everything needed to win and did it great. Being boring doesnt mean bad by any means.



Um, you don't think Vera's striking is good? His Muy Thai seemed pretty damn impressive to me.



nope. not a bit. this guy is overreated in every aspect in mma
Porch28
7/30/07 4:01:27PM

Posted by Untouchable


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Vera is a piece of shit. Calling out chuck liddell. Hope he gets his ass knocked out. Overrated.



Is Chuck related to you?? I don't know why you'd call Vera such names. He would KO Chuck in one round, with ease. AA is the one that's overrated. The UFC HW division was filled with nobodies and he took over knocking out cans. Watch his fight vs Rizzo...AA is not an elite or world class fighter. Vera will destroy him. You heard it here first.



Well put. All these people that put Vera down really don't know talent when they see it. If your going to call someone overrated you would have to start with Arlovski based on his last 4 fights. Vera will dominate and you can count on that...
elysianwing
7/30/07 4:53:26PM

Posted by silverbullet




I don't think Arlovsky will have trouble resigning his contract. He is a former HW champ and the UFC will keep recycling him until he's 60. Just look at what they are doing with Frank Mir or Chris Leben.



I disagree, ufc and/or new-mma fans are quite fickle. "Mir is a joke" "Leben is worthless" "Sylvia is garbage" "Gonzaga is #1 in the world" "CC was exposed" etc etc

Mir and Leben are both on their way out of the ufc for good I think(unless they start winning) there is no reason to believe that if AA loses he'll be picked back up.

Ex-champ or not, he isn't a great speaker...he has lost 90% of his hype....he isn't a title-holder.....if he can't get an impressive win, a huge majority of fans will not miss him if he doesn't come back.(personally, I would)

So why would/should the ufc waste money picking his contract back up?


Look at Shamrock for example...love him or hate him, this is a guy who STILL draws massive amounts of interest, who still wants to fight, what does dana say? he isn't a ufc fighter anymore, he isn't on the same level as ufc fighters anymore....etc etc

That is a guy that makes them MONEY.....and the ufc wants nothing to do with him anymore.

I wouldn't be shocked if Vera, AA, Sylvia, and the rest of the fighters that were in the previously shallow hw division were never heard from again (assuming they lose respectively).


If they win their fights, thats another story....
pharside
7/30/07 5:03:38PM
Vera would smash AA.
xphycorx
7/30/07 5:52:24PM
i'm hoping for this fight. neither guy is at the top of the heavyweight division if you ask me. whoever wins though, will definitely help themselves in becoming a top contender.
sickosouza
7/30/07 6:47:19PM
I personally would love to see this fight.I think if Vera can utilize his thai clinch and knees and stay away from the takedown he's got a good chance. Arlovski on the other hand is a pit bull.I know he hasn't shown it lately but I think if he can beat Vera ,who I still consider to be a top contender,should put him close to a title shot.I pick Andrei.He's got too much expierience. I would love to see him fight Fedor.


masodd
7/30/07 7:20:50PM
Brandon Vera by tko in any round or decision(especially if AA comes in not to lose)
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