Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UFC 199 - Weidman out!

Chris Weidman is pulling out of the main event of UFC 199, according to BJPENN.COM, citing an injury. It's being floated around that Jacare Souza and Michael Bisping are on a short list of replacements to face the Middleweight Champ Luke Rockhold.

I personally think Souza v Rockhold would be the better fight, especially after the dominating performance Souza just had over Vitor Belfort. Belfort was Rockhold's most recent loss, which was three years ago.

Bisping would certainly be an interesting match up, I think he could absolutely give Rockhold a good fight with the cardio and skill set he has, but ultimately, I don't believe he has the tools to take Rockhold out. Rockhold is too big and too dominating in the ring, and I believe the champion is the more well rounded fighter. We'll see what happens.

UFC 199 is taking place Saturday June 4, 2016, featuring two Championship fights, as well as legend Dan Henderson fighting Hector Lombard.