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UFC 128: The Main Card Preview

Written on March 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fans are definitely for one crazy night at the upcoming UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones, as the constellation of MMA superstars are going to take the Octagon.

The upcoming : is going to be a crazy night for fans. Many MMA superstars are fighting on the , including the much-awaited title match between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and . Also included in the card is UFC newcomer, , versus Eddie Winneland.

’s skills will be tested in the Octagon against Jon Jones. Both of them are very well-rounded fighters, but have distinctive fighting styles. Jon Jones has a very elusive stand up game, despite having no Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. He has won Submission of the Night, and he can be a difficult opponent to take down. However, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is no easy adversary. He has notable wins over Mark Coleman, Chuck Liddell and Lyoto Machida. Shogun Rua also has one of most impressive Muay Thai in the sports. Fans will definitely agree that the Shogun vs Jone match-up is going to be an exciting bout to watch out.

Also fighting on the main card will be Urijah Faber vs Eddie Winneland. Urijah Faber was the former lightweight champion of WEC. This time, he’s going up against a difficult dark horse in . These former champions will be making their UFC debut at UFC 128. Urijah Faber is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, has seven knockout wins, very dimensional, and can adapt. Eddie Winneland, on the other hand, is a hard-hitting boxer with a four-fight victory streak. Is he ready to take on the more experienced Urijah Faber?

Included on the fight are submission expert Jim Miller and the undefeated Kamal Shalorus. Jim Miller is hungry for a title shot, and aims to add another win under his victory column. However, Kamal Shalorus will derail his six-fight winning streaks with a heavy hand

Meanwhile, is making a comeback, as he faces Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 128. Yoshihiro Akiyama is coming off a two-fight losing streak, and desperately needs to win this fight if he still wants to go on in UFC. , on the other hand, will be carrying a lost from Yushin Okami. Who’s going to have a redemption in the upcoming UFC 128?

How about you? Who’s your bet for UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones? Let your thoughts be heard by leaving a comment below.

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