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Gilbert Yvel is ready for his light-heavyweight debut tonight

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Over the course of Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel's nearly 15-year professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career, he has plied his trade all over the world, in just about every premier organization, against some of the greatest and biggest fighters in MMA history. Yvel has 54 fights to his credit and is a veteran fighter of the UFC, PRIDE, Affliction, M-1, and K-1. What is even more impressive is that Yvel has won two-thirds of his bouts despite competing throughout his career as an undersized heavyweight.

In a weight class that has a weight limit of 265-pounds or in some cases, no weight limit at all, Yvel has usually tipped the scales around 240-pounds against much larger men. This situation, sometimes leads fighters in his predicament to pack on unnecessary weight in an attempt to help close the weight difference between themself and their much bigger opponents. This decision, however, usually slows down the naturally smaller heavyweights and takes away from their cardio, so Yvel decided to take a much more drastic and effective approach by dropping down to the light-heavyweight (205-pound) weight division.

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Post #1   12/16/11 1:44:26PM   

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wow, looks ripped

Post #2   12/16/11 1:45:51PM   

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Looks like he's moved his training camp to the Holiday Inn gym...solid

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Very impressive.

Lets just hope he gets back to the eye-gouge days of yesterday.

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Definitely not the first name that ever came to my mind when I thought about HW's dropping to LHW. He looks good, though, but he's in the twilight of a long career so I'm curious to see if he looks good tomorrow night or just gasses horribly.

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Rumble is still bigger than him and he's a weight class lower.

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I think this was clearly a good move for him.

Might help him breathe some life into a dying career.

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Yvel should fight Jon Jones!!!!!!! his striking is more powerful than Machida and is technically similar so he can knock Jones out!!!!!!

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He had a pretty solid first fight at LHW.

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I wouldn't be suprised if he wins and the ufc signs him to face maldonado in brazil.

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Posted by Bubbles

Yvel should fight Jon Jones!!!!!!! his striking is more powerful than Machida and is technically similar so he can knock Jones out!!!!!!



You laugh but i would pay to see a striking match between the two that gilbert would win. But add wrestling Its another story. Good choice tho even if it is a tad late in his career. 3min 1st round KO was pretty impressive!

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WOW! its like hes not even the same person. He looks like hes ready to toss a few refs and kick some a$$! hope he has better luck at 205!

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He won and looked good doing it.

I for one would like to see him make back to the UFC.

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