It’s a busy weekend at the Jarry Park headquarters. Not only did we have the IFL season opener and Bute-Joppy last night, UFC 82 and Marquez-Vazquez III tonight, we’re also putting the finishing touches on our brand-spankin’ new website.
Remember those promises about a newer website? Dreams do come true my friends because it’s on the way.
So, I am going to keep things short and sweet this morning. Below are a few videos to get you all pumped up for tonight’s action.
First up, a nice piece of footage highlighting the beauty that was Marquez-Vazquez I & II. On March 3, 2007, in their first meeting, Rafael Marquez defeated Israel Vazquez in the 7th to capture the WBC Super Bantamweight title. Five months later, Vazquez snatched his title back with a 6th round TKO victory. They meet again tonight at the site of their first war – The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. I’m expecting Marquez to win another slug-a-rama.
Thousands of miles away in Columbus, OH, Dan Hednderson and Anderson Silva meet to unify the Pride and UFC Middleweight titles. As I said earlier this week, I have been looking forward to this one for a long time. However, I am going against Sam Caplan’s prediction because I believe Silva will stand a little taller yet again. He will win the battle in the clinch and despite Hendo’s wrestling skills and strength I think Silva’s prowess on the feet will prove to be the difference. The man is an amazing fighter but let’s not get carried away with the Mike Tyson comparisons. That’s one of the craziest comparisons I have heard in a long time. He doesn’t look like Mike, act like Mike and even fight like Mike. Plus, Mike doesn’t possess ninja skills like this:
Enjoy the fights, friends. Take it all in and we’ll discuss later.