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Koppenhaver returns at UFC 84 against Yoshiyuki Yoshida

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Koppenhaver third round stoppage of Jared Rollins last December capped off one of the most action-packed bouts of 2007, and on Saturday, May 24th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 170-pound prospect Jon Koppenhaver will kick off his 2008 campaign when he faces UFC newcomer Yoshiyuki Yoshida in a UFC 84 preliminary bout.

Also added to the undercard is a welterweight contest between England’s Jason Tan and Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim.

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Post #1   3/18/08 12:21:47PM   

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It'll be exciting to see if he can follow up that battle with J-Roc....

Considering this guy didn't make the original TUF list and was brought in as a replacement he put up quite a showing in his first UFC match.

Let's see how he holds up against a veteran like Yoshiyuki Yoshida a solid 9-2-0 Shooto and GCM cage fighter....

I think I'd have to give this one to Yoshi... although I'm hoping War Machine will grind it out for an exciting bout.

Post #2   3/18/08 12:35:07PM   

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I loved Koppenhavers fight on the TUF Finale. Can't wait to see him again. Should be an all out war since it looks like they brought in a guy that will stand and bang with him. Hope to see this fight.

Post #3   3/18/08 12:58:48PM   

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I'm also taking Yoshida. Should be a good fight regardless the winner.

Post #4   3/18/08 1:07:15PM   

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Yoshida will probably win but I want Koppenhaver.

Post #5   3/18/08 1:20:28PM   

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i like Koppenhaver, but im def picking Yoshida.

Post #6   3/18/08 1:42:44PM   

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I like the kid a lot, just hope he can get his head in the right place. If he can withstand punishment and still dole it out like he did against J-Rock, I can see him taking this one.

War War Machine...that doesn't sound right.

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Koppenhaver may not be one of the greatest fighters, but the kid has so much heart that it will really pay off for him one day.

Post #8   3/18/08 2:34:27PM   

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Here's why i like WM. He and J-Rock were given a huge stage to perform on. And instead of dancing around and looking for a huge KTFO or working on particluar angle, they went in there and put on (IMAO) one of the best fights Zuffa's ever provided. Now to just get J-Rock back in the ring.

I hope for nothing but the best for WM here. AND i will be picking him, though i'm sure it will be an upset for him to pull it out.

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I have to agree I would put that up there and one of the best fights of the year, regardless of lack of technique it was a hell of a battle...

I would love to see more bouts like that....

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Jon Koppenhaver will have my support on this one...tough opponent though DAMN!!!

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WAR WARMACHINE!

Post #12   3/18/08 6:42:28PM   

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good fight to bad it will not make main card, but i see yoshida winning this one

Post #13   3/18/08 7:22:55PM