Countdown To UFC 87 Was Ridiculous

by:  Kelvin Hunt

Ridiculously good that is and clearly the UFC has the right idea with this show in creating new stars.  There were three main objectives with the hour long show.

  1. Paint Jon Fitch as a worthy challenger, and provide some detailed history about his upbringing
  2. Same process for Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian
  3. Paint Brock Lesnar as a real fighter instead of hyping up his WWE days

While the GSP/Fitch fight is a given for the hardcore fans, most casual fans still do not know who Fitch is.  I thought the show did a great job of letting the casual fan know just exactly who Jon Fitch is and where he came from.  While GSP is bordering on superstar status, I think they showed just enough of him to let people know who Fitch is fighting.  Great job in realizing that Fitch needs more exposure instead of giving a lot of time to GSP.

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Analyzing GSP/Fitch

By Kelvin Hunt

Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch is a dream fight, a fight in which you have a legitimate number one contender against the champion.  Both fighters have beaten some of the best in the world in the Welterweight Division.  Both fighters are incredibly well rounded in every aspect of the game.  Let’s take a closer look at how each fighter can win this fight.

Keys To Victory:

  • GSP-Utilize striking, keep it standing or take Fitch down and control him…avoid Fitch’s takedowns.
  • Fitch-Pressure, Pressure, Pressure, and get takedown if/when it presents itself…win scrambles

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