Posted by AchillesHeel
I didn't see the 3rd match with Sylvia, and everything I've read about it says I didn't miss anything. I thought he looked good against Cruz, even though that fight was a gift, and I'm looking forward to seeing him against Werdum.
I was actually a little surprised by the matchup with Werdum. I figured the UFC would want to build him up for another title shot, particularly with Cro Cop making a bee-line for the belt.
Dana White has said that the winner of Cro Cop-Gonzaga will get a title shot, which means AA and Werdum will probably have another fight before getting a title shot. Simply put, AA-Werdum is not a "#1 Contender" fight. Putting two top heavyweights in against each other at this stage is pretty ballsy.
It is very possible that Werdum could take this fight, its a very brave match up from dana. AA is solid and has every bit of potential in winning this fight but Werdum is no stepping stone, this guy went 20mins with Noguiera, And beat alekzander emilianenko last year. Being mirko's jj trainer he also has sparring lessons with mirko. 50/50. Im putting no bets on this one.