If in 2011 things develop as planned, we will see even better, more competitive, high-level matches as of course we used to see in each year since there are mixed martial arts .
Grand Prix of Strikeforce heavyweight , topped headlines in the past, and this week, but the UFC did a good job, tempering the impact with the news that Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos will be coaches in the upcoming season 13 of the show The ultimate Fighter , furthermore, was clear and that Shane Carwin will return in June , a battle between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson , and battle Stefan Struve against Travis Browne is scheduled for May.
If we follow the scenario of both MMA promotions in the best case, you will have a good heavyweight fights from Strikeforce, UFC, or by both, each month over the next ten, as the culmination of all this will be the return of Cain Velasquez , and final of the tournament Strikeforce, which will be the end of the year. Remember that started with “if”. But look too confidence ahead to matches, which we expect to see in the near future is a risky business. Below, however, we will examine in detail the battles that will make 2011, the year of heavy .
Race for UFC – Fight for the Troops will include two games heavyweight televised Spike. These are:Matt Mitrione against Tim Hague and Pat Barry against Joey Beltran . Mitrione is still green, but he is a former player from the NFL, as a UFC apparently believe has the potential to be a star, as if he can beat Hague in his worst game so far, will make another step, approaching it to class and competitive fighters.
Five fights from Strikeforce, all heavyweight and will consist of the upcoming Feb. 12 event or the start of World Grand Prix Strikeforce . These are the matches: Fedor Emelianenko against Antonio Silvawho will be the main, plus one more quarter-match between the heavyweight Andrei Arlovski andSergei Kharitonov . The other three are positioned as a game reserve, the best of which will be between Shane Del Rosario (10 to 0), which will face Lavar Johnson . If things go well for Strikeforce, there is no need to use these reserve matches, and if things develop really well, then Fedor and Arlovski will beat their opponents and will continue to the semifinals of the tournament.
Mirko Cro Cop will face Brendan Schaub at 128 UFC fighting, which seems destined to give Schaub the biggest victory of his career and send Cro Cop to collect luggage from the UFC. Later the same month again will be held UFC Fight Night 24 , which will include two heavyweight fight, that is: Mike Russow against Jon Madsen and Sean McCorkle against Christian Morecraft .
Comes the other two Quarterfinal game of the first phase of the Grand Prix of Strikeforce heavyweight , which will take place at the beginning of the month. These are the matches: Fabricio Werdum against Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett against Brett Rogers . Werdum-Overeem will be the title of the Strikeforce heavyweight, this will be the biggest game in the category until then.
Mir against Nelson and Struve against Browne in the UFC 130 are two examples of great fights, fights with the security that will enable the winners to get even better matches ahead: The winner of Mir against Nelson, will be close to race for title at worst, a winner against Struve Browne will be among the best young fighters in the category.
If you do a good job with the photos of the upcoming season 13 of the show The Ultimate Fighter , not to mention how profitable will be the battle between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos on the UFC. Suffice it to say that this game will expand so much pay-per-view business as it has not done any other similar game in 2011. The occurrence of Carwin the same card will be icing on the cake.
Strikeforce offered by the second phase of the Grand Prix heavyweight to be in July. This is terribly ambitious, but if the quarterfinals are developing well and can be pulled to an earlier date, two semifinal match, taking first and second for one night, make this be one of the best maps ever made of Strikeforce.
From the UFC plans to return to Brazil in August, and then Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ( who will visit Bulgaria ) will finally return to the octagon. Age and injuries affect Nogueira, he hardly will again be in the race for the title, but he can still be competitive with all the best fighters in the heavyweight category. Perhaps Cheick Kongo would be ideal opponents to Nogueira in Brazil.
From Strikeforce stated that the final of the Grand Prix heavyweight could be in September. Again, this is incredibly ambitious, but if the tournament develops exactly as we want it, exciting final match will determine the most dobrar heavyweight in the world.
Velasquez will be ready to return in October after nearly a year absence and will face the winner of dos Santos against Lesnar. Return of Velasquez will be a great game in all situations, but if Lesnar succeeds wins dos Santos, then Lesnar against Velasquez 2 will be the biggest MMA fight of the year and one of the biggest case ever in the stories of pay-per- view care and attention from the media.
And that’s Ten months non-stop entertainment provided by our organizers and boys in the heavyweight category, of course if everything goes according to plan. The bad news is that at the end of all this, we will all want to see the UFC champion against champion Strikeforce, but this is not a game that will ever happen. But in any case, leaves us nothing but to enjoy the unique emerging MMA meetings, realizing once again why so many love this sport.