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Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort, not Dan Henderson, new UFC 103 main event

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Posted by Shadymlm

To me this is very disappointing, like it was said earlier why is Rich fighting MWs. Vitor should be facing Hendo winner gets title shot. Rich should be fighting a 205er scrap Jardine/Silva fight and put against one of them preferably Silva or even TUF Winner Ryan Bader..



Although Wandy said he wants some time off, a Wandy vs Vitor rematch would be greatness. I would also love to see a Vitor/Wandy vs Tito fight for old times sake.

Post #16   7/31/09 4:31:59PM   

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i was expecting at least catchweight of 195 fair enough
but better than hendo fight but still makes no sense why it is at 205 when belfort will be fighting at 185 they should have done a hendo vs belfort at 185 title shot match,
right now i have no clue who to pick to win just yet but glad to see belfort back curious to see what kind of fight deal he got probably 5 fight deal??

Post #17   7/31/09 7:02:28PM   

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Hard luck for Belfort in his return fight, but I am glad to see something other than the pointless rematch between Henderson and Franklin.

I am interested to see who the UFC matches up Henderson with next. There's not a lot of options left at middleweight.

Post #18   7/31/09 7:08:52PM   

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def gonna be a great fight, hope it has the same intensity as rich vs wand

Post #19   7/31/09 7:37:51PM   

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well, i think anything would have been an improvement from franklin/hendo 2, but i really like this matchup. altho i dont like rich franklins year so far. the first hendo fight was a snoozer in a fight where the gains for either guy were unclear. same with his fight for wandy. its a big win, but does it move him up the ladder at 185 or 205? i'm not a fan of catchweight bouts for that reason. and altho ace/belfort will be a good fight, its the same scenario. if they are trying to get a 195 weight class started, then they are clearly pumping ace as the first main guy. however, if that weight class materializes, either anderson or machida could dominate it just as they are their divisions right now. 5 weight classes is a good amount. we dont need this to be like boxing. adding more will just lead to more time between title defenses because of guys jumping around.

as for this fight, im thinking belfort will take it. its gunna stay standing, like the franklin/wandy fight, but vitor is much quicker than wandy. im not sure yet if he'll finish franklin, but im expecting a UD.

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