I'm excited for UFC 96 mainly to see Carwin vs Gonzaga and Maynard vs Miller. It definetely could use another solid fight, and if I were going to choose someone, it would be Wanderlei Silva's 185lb debut. I think 96, doesn't look that great on paper, but it's going to produce some really exciting fights.
As far as UFC 97, well they have Chuck and that's enough to be a big PPV so I don't think they're going to put many blockbuster fighters up there. The first two are great, and anytime Luiz Cane is fighting I'll be wathing and salivating for the next highlight reel knockout.
The Soszynski vs Stann matchup, seems like it got misplaced. I can name three fights from the upcoming Fight Night that I would rather see...Joe Lauzon vs Jeremy Stephens, Mac Danzig vs Josh Neer, and Luigi Fioravanti vs Anthony Johnson.
Thank god the UFC does make some crappy matchups though, otherwise we'd all have nothing to bitch about..and that's what we do best!