Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted May 15, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted May 15, 2017 Off to Auckland, New Zealand for this Sunday Fight Night on June 11th. FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARDDerrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt Derek Brunson vs Dan Kelly Ross Pearson vs Dan Hooker Ion Cutelaba vs Henrique Da Silva Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen Alexander Volkanovski vs Mizuto Hirota FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMSDamien Brown vs Vinc Pichel Dominique Steele vs Luke Jumeau John Moraga vs Ashkan Mokhtarian Kiichi Kunimoto vs Zak Ottow FIGHT PASS PRELIMSJJ Aldrich vs Chan Mi Jeon All about that main event, isn't it? Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt. The Black Beast vs The Super Samoan. Yeah, this is ***WAND'S ONE TO WATCH***. I usually try to shine some light on an overlooked undercard fight or something for this but fuck it. This is the one. This doesn't really make sense from a matchmaking perspective, to be honest. The Beast is riding a 6 fight winning streak and just knocked out Mr Rousey. Meanwhile, Hunt lost his last two fights to Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. The Brock fight was overturned to a No Contest but everyone saw that he got dominated. Then Overeem KO'd him dead with a big knee. The prick. So these two shouldn't really be matched up at this point. Who the fuck cares though? From an entertainment POV, this makes all the sense in the world. Two big bastards slinging brick fists at each other until someone falls down. It's what heavyweight is meant to be. Only shit thing about this is I don't want either to lose. Hmmmm, Brunson vs Kelly is another funny piece of matchmaking actually. Brunson is coming into this fight off back-to-back losses to Anderson Silva and Robert Whittaker. And he's fighting Dan Kelly who's won four in a row and just scored the biggest win of his career with a decision over Rashad Evans. Strange one. And this isn't even the surefire crowd pleaser that Lewis vs Hunt promises to be. You can see why they would forego the rankings and what makes sense to give us Beast-Hunt. Brunson-Kelly, not so much. Kelly's awkward as fuck. I think Brunson should be winning this fairly comfy. You never know but that's what should happen, IMO. Pearson vs Hooker should be an all action type fight. You know the type of fight you're getting out of Ross Pearson and Dan Hooker won't shy away from that. He's had his share of losses but his recent losses were to Jason Knight and Yair Rodriguez. No shame there. He did KO the once heavily hyped Hatsu Hioki with a headkick. He's from Auckland as well so expect a hot crowd for this one. What else? •Elliott vs Nguyen will probably be good. Was originally going to be Benavidez vs Nguyen but Benavidez pulled out. I expect Elliott to run away with this. I like watching Nguyen but I think he's out of his depth against the Elliotts and Benavidez's of the world. •Quite like watching John Moraga fight. He's never troubling the contenders and his UFC record isn't good but I like his style. •Volkanovski looked impressive from what I remember of his UFC debut, so I'm looking forward to his fight. Bit of a thin card for the kiwis but that main event makes it all worthwhile. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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