UFC 129 Fight Card Couture VS Machida Profile
Tonight’s UFC 129 fight card has some very interesting match ups that could prove for some wild fights. There are two match-ups in particular that catch my eye, Randy Couture Vs Lyoto Machida and Jose’ Aldo vs Mark Hominick.
First is Randy Couture Vs Lyoto Machida in tonight’s UFC 129. Both fighters are former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions and until recently Machida was on a roll. He beat Rashad Evans to win the title and defended it against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a very controversial five round decision. In the rematch Rua knocked Machida out in the first round. He then lost his next fight to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a three round decision. Machida’s style often draws criticism and boos from the crowd. He likes to backpedal and move around the ring, forcing his opponent to chase him and allowing him to counterpunch. However, this makes it look like he is running from his opponent and may have cost him the fight against Jackson. His opponent tonight, Randy Couture, is a living legend who is riding a three fight win streak and is looking to make a statement that he is still a top notch fighter. He is the underdog in this fight at +285, and he will need to be in great shape to chase Machida around the ring, but Couture always seems to have a game plan and he has plenty of heart. If Couture can catch Machida this one could turn out to be a war.
The other match-up that really interests me is the Featherweight Championship fight featuring Jose’ Aldo defending his title against Mark Hominick. On paper this is a one side event with Aldo being a huge -500 favorite had having beat some of the best Featherweights in the world, but Hominick has been rising to the challenge as of late. Back in January Dana white told him if he beat George Roop in UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 he would get shot at the title. All he did was go out and knock Roop out in the first round. He has also beat Leonard Garcia so he has been in against some quality fighters. He has some punching power winning two of his last three by knockout. To me this means he has a punchers chance. Sometimes the guy with nothing to lose, some power in his hands and fighting in front of his hometown crowd can pull off a major upset. Hominick might just shock the world.
Tune in tonight to see how it all works out. The undercard fights will air for free starting at 6PM EST on Facebook then moving to Spike TV. The main fight card of UFC 129 starts at 9PM on ppv.
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