After bursting onto the UFC 155 pound scene in 2007, and obtaining seven incredible wins in a row over guys like George Roop, Joe Stevenson, Kurt Pellegrino, and Joe Lauzon, MMA fans were starting to see George Sotiropoulos as the next title contender. With his technical boxing, and innovative submission game from rubber guard, he was looking like a world beater. Though we’re not exactly sure what happened, Sotiropoulos has dropped three fights in a row to Dennis Siver, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Ross Pearson, and now is fighting for his keep in the UFC.
K.J. Noons finds himself in a much worst position. After losing his last two fights in Strikeforce until the promotion was bought by the UFC, he has lost his first fight in the octagon to Donal “The Cowboy” Cerrone. Though his fighting style is an exciting one, he’s also in danger of being cut by the promotion.
It looks like it’s a loser leaves town dual for these two gentlemen in Houston. May the best man win.
Finishing off the heavyweight trilogy at UFC 166, Cain Velasquez will be fighting Junior Dos Santos for the third time in less than two years. Prior to this fight, the two fights between these two leviathans have been extremely exciting. In the first fight, Cain found himself on the bad end of a flash knockout in the first round. The second time around however was the polar opposite of the first, with Cain battering Dos Santos on the mat and in the standup, leading to a lopsided unanimous decision in his favor. You know you are definitely in for excitement in what could possibly be the last time these giants meet.
Being the co-main event of this card, Roy Nelson looks to get the wind back in his sails with a win over extremely talented Olympic wrestler, Daniel Cormier. Roy will claim a new level of credibility if he can find a way to beat the undefeated wrestler, and Cormier will earn some momentum in his favor of a title shot at 205 in which he states he will go after his bout with Nelson.
Also, appearing on this potentially fantastic night of fights, will be Diego Sanchez taking on Gilbert Melendez. Both having fought for the title and lost, these fighters have a strong desire to show the world they still have it in them to take the belt the second time around.