UFC 100 Preview: The Main Card


Jul 8, 2009
After nearly 16 years marked by lows that had the sport on its death bed and highs that few ever could have imagined, the UFC will cross the century mark with UFC 100 this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. While the UFC’s marketing department has proven more prone to hyperbole than Bernie Madoff, the term “mega-card” seems like the only way to describe an event that features two championship bouts and a trio of backup fights starring some of the sport’s biggest names.

The rematch between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir for the undisputed UFC heavyweight title should be enough on its own to get anyone to plunk down the cash for the pay-per-view telecast. Throw in the welterweight championship clash between pound-for-pound luminary Georges St. Pierre and leg kick samurai Thiago Alves, and MMA fans are in for some weird looks if they miss out on the sport’s biggest night yet. That does not even take into account the trans-Atlantic showdown between Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping or the UFC debut of Japanese middleweight superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama.

In other words, watch or die. In the meantime, get squared up on the knowledge and read up on the stacked main card. Remember, these picks are for entertainment purposes only, mainly because I find the e-mails I get about them very entertaining. Don’t worry; I think I’m an idiot, too.

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