Filed Under: Sports | Posted: 09/05/2008 at 11:29AM
Comments | Region: Georgia | United States
On September 06, 2008 the UFC arrives in Atlanta Georgia bring with it some of the best fighter in the world. The main event to night will feature Chuck” the iceman” Liddell (21-5) vs. Rashad “Sugar” Evens (16-0-1). Liddell the former light heavyweight champion coming off a hamstring injury which has postponed this fight until now. Rashad Evens who is undefeated in his professional fight career is coming of a split decision win over Michael Bisping. This fight may determind who will get the next title shot in the light heavyweight division. Rashad is know to have great wrestling abilities combine with great knockout power. Liddell is the best counter puncher in the business with excellent take down defense. This should turn out to be a slug fest with the winner being whoever connect first.
Rich “Ace” Franklin is making his 205 lbs debut against Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. This is Rich (25-3) debut fight in the 250 weight class. Franklin has great stand up and along with a well verse ground game. He has beat everyone the UFC has put in front of him except for Anderson Silvia who has dominated everyone. Matt has a very good and decent stand up but this is his weight class and is comfortable. This will be a good match to test the water for Franklin and see if he can handle the bigger opponents. Hamill has a opportunity to help make a name for himself by beating a former champion, Franklin. A dominating performance by either of these men will move them up the ranking and put them in line for a title shot.
Other fight include Karo Parisyan (25-5) vs. Yoshyuki Yoshida (10-2), Dan Henderson (22-7) vs. Rousimer Palhares (17-1), Martin Kampmann (13-1) vs. Nate Marquardt (29-8), Thiago Tavares (17-2) vs. Kurt Pellegrino ( 17-4), Tim Boestsch (7-2) vs. Michael Patt (15-2), Dong Hyun Kim (10-0-1) vs. Matt Brown (10-6), Jason Lambert (23-8) vs. Jason MacDonald (21-10), and Rpan Carnerio (12-7) vs. Ryo Chonan.
Due to a i back injury to Karo Parisyan this fight has been cancelled. Matt Brown vs Dong Hyun Kim has been move up as the replacement. The event will now only feature nine bouts.
Stats found on WWW.UFC.COM