Nover (6-2-1), has had a rough start as a UFC fighter, losing his first two fights in the UFC to Efrain Escudero and Kyle Bradley. Nover was scheduled to take on Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19, but suffered a seizure the day of the fight.
Jon Fitch was a game opponent, but ultimately, he was outclassed. Before the match, a very humble, but nonetheless confident, GSP proclaimed that he was superior to Fitch in all facets of the fight game. After last night’s bout, he proved the validity of that statement.
As always, GSP relied heavily on his wrestling. Like so many other opponents, Fitch was taken down almost at will. On his feet, GSP looked sharper than he has in a long time. His jabs were crisp and he set up his overhand right again and again. Analysts would be hard pressed to find any chinks in his armor.
The fact that GSP couldn’t finish Fitch is a testament to Jon’s enormous heart. Fitch was rocked and dropped several times and consistently took a beating throughout the fight. But, he never quit and never stopped moving forward. Although Fitch displayed true spirit, GSP was never in any real trouble at any point during the course of the 25-minute fight. There is no question that GSP can fluidly translate all variations of martial arts into one all encompassing fighter better then anybody else in the game.
UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” features one of the strongest fightcards of the summer. Headlining the card is UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre taking on Jon Fitch who is 8-0 in the UFC. Co-headlining the show is wrestling sensation Brock Lesnar going head-to-head with MMA veteran Heath Herring. Also on the card, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 cast member Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian taking fellow UFC up and comer Roger “El Matador” Huerta in lightweight superfight. Tonight should be a solid night of fights.
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RESULTS AFTER THE JUMP