UFC 194 BETTER VALUE THAN FREE NBC BOXING?
TO PPV OR NOT THAT IS THE QUESTION?
San Francisco, CA– This Saturday’s UFC 194 is going straight up against free NBC boxing and Premier Boxing Champions presents champion Omar Figueroa on top. That being said, the UFC is putting forth their best two co-main events of the year, Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor & Chris Weidman-Luke Rockhold. Two unbeaten* champions and a pair of challengers that are not only coming to win, they have the ability to do so.
“SCARFACE” ALDO CURRENT BEST IN MMA
When it comes to Jose Aldo, the Brazilian is undefeated at 145 lbs. (MMA featherweight)
in 25 scraps. At 25-1, his lone loss was at ten lbs. heavier (155) at lightweight. The former WEC and reigning UFC champ is the ‘pound for pound’ best fighter in MMA period! That being said, Conor, the betting favorite is said to be Jo-say’s toughest foe in a decade of fighting.
CONOR BEATEN BY LESSER BUT BIGGER GUYS
His worthy adversary, the Irishman Conor McGregor has lost twice, both by submissions. But he has improved his game by becoming an even better Striker. His boxing skills and size, when you break it down, are his advantages here.
CONOR MIGHT BE 157 LBS. TODAY!
The “size” difference come fight time should be obvious to the square eye as McGregor comes down 20 lbs. in the last 10-14 days to scale 145. Again, a naturally bigger man, Conor (18-2) better hope he can strike hard and early in order to set his desired tone.
ALDO IS THE ULTIMATE MECHANIC IN THE OCTAGON
“Scarface” Jose Aldo is a master at just every every area of fighting. His Jui Jitsu skills, a good base and his innate ability to break an opponent down over five-five minute rounds, nobody is better. A “toss up” fight for sure, hopefully Aldo wins. But should Conor prevail, many think that would be better for the “game” as he promote MMA far greater than Brazilian Aldo.
MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMP SNUFFED ANDERSON SILVA
The middleweight championship tiff with undefeated Chris Weidman (13-0), twice the slayer of legendary Anderson Silva, meets top ranked Luke Rockhold. The Silva victories were about as pronounced as they get. A clean knockout the first time and breaking Silva’s leg in a rematch, stunned the MMA world in an almost unprecedented manner, as Silva, before the Steroid bust, was considered God.
ROCKHOLD SEEMS TO GET BETTER EACH TIME OUT
Luke Rockhold (14-2) is a local guy of sorts for me. The Santa Cruz, CA native fights out os the American Kickboxing Academy, home of ex-heavyweight king Cain Velasquez and current light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormeir. He hasn’t lost since a spinning heel kick from a then juiced up (legally) Vitor Belfort in 2013.
ANOTHER TOSS UP TITLE TIFF!
Undefeated Weidman is the slight betting favorite here. Unbeaten, the solid wrestling base, Chris has evolved since his “breakout” UFC fight in ruining Mark Munoz. Outside of a loss in his second fight and the Steroid debacle with Vitor, Rockhold has shined! Although I lean towards the champion here, anything can happen!