Monday, August 1, 2011

UFC 133

In this highly anticipated fight card, Rashad Evans faces Tito Ortiz for the second time in a rematch that I believe should have happened years ago. The first fight ended up being a draw, even though Tito seemed to do enough to earn the decision in my opinion. Due to Tito Ortiz grabbing the top of the cage causing the referee to take a point away, which ended up evening up the score cards.

With Rashad Evans coming off a layoff that lasted over a year, I believe he could have ring rust and be tentative to engage. Tito Ortiz is coming off a big win against Ryan Bader a few weeks back. In this fight I look for Tito to come out aggressive and push the pace. With the ring rust stacking up against Rashad, I think Tito has a really good chance, but I think Rashad will do enough to earn a decision win.

In another entertaining fight in my opinion, Vitor Belfort takes on Yoshihiro Akiyama in a battle between two prolific strikers. I think Vitor has the edge in this fight, although you can never count anyone out in an MMA fight. Coming off a TKO loss to Anderson Silva, I look for Vitor to come out guns blazing and try to finish the fight as fast as possible.


  1. I agree with you Rashad will be a little rusty but I think he will still handle Tito.

  2. The only factor I think Tito has the edge is the ring rust. Rashad is a damn good fighter, I'm stoked to see how it turns out. Although Tito finally has a recent win under his belt and his confidence is probably soaring.