Really Underrated Fight Card Coming Up In A Few Weeks (JDS-Ivanov)

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  1. Kaybee

    Kaybee You got this

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    Obviously UFC 226 looks to be stacked AF, but the Fight Night card for the week after looks really sneaky good:

    Junior dos Santos vs Blagoi Ivanov: Ivanov is a former WSOF champ and 16-1, with his only loss coming against Volkov (who is really close to a title shot right now). Relatively young at 31, and has potential to be yet another new guy making noise in a division that seemed to be considered dead just a year ago. Of course, JDS should still be high level at HW and will be a tough test for him.

    James Vick vs Paul Felder: Both guys are top 15 lightweights that probably would move right into the top 10 with a win here. Both fighters are pretty exciting, and the winner likely sets himself up with a fight against a top-tier lightweight.

    Myles Jury vs Chad Mendes: While Jury is still intriguing at 145, I'm more interested in seeing how good Mendes looks post-suspension. The division has seen a lot of change since he last fought, and I think people have forgotten just how good Mendes was. If he comes back looking great there are a lot of top matchups that can be made, since outside of a few guys like Aldo and Edgar he hasn't fought many of the top guys at today's 145.

    Darren Elkins vs Alexander Volkanovski: Volkanovski is 17-1 and not even ranked at 145; if he can get past Elkins he might make some noise in a very deep and interesting division. Of course, Elkins is no stranger to derailing guys who thought they could use him as a stepping stone.

    Justin Scoggins vs Said Nurmagomedov: Said is 11-1 at flyweight and is related to Khabib. He's only 26 and with a win should be a very promising prospect in a division that clearly needs some new blood.

    Liz Carmouche vs Jennifer Maia: Maia was the Invicta champ at W125 and is arguably the best fighter at her weightclass; if she wins this then she could possibly face the winner of Montano-Shev for the title despite this being her UFC debut.

    Bermudez vs Glenn, Cat vs Reneau, and Wineland vs Turbo Perez also look to be relevant fights within their divisions. It may fly under the radar because of the lack of big names, but in terms of divisional importance this card is pretty stacked for a FS1 Fight Night card.
     
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    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    Nice breakdown... got me more interested.
    l@nd0
     
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    Wait a second I thought JDS tested positive for steroids?
     
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    Agreed TS, not a huge card but some awesome match ups for sure
     
  6. Kaybee

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    So goddamn excited for Mendes' comeback!!
     
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    Wow, I thought jds retired...he hasn't looked good in years...why is this guy still fighting?
     
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    Good stuff. Thank You for putting in the work.
     
  11. Char Jawz

    Char Jawz Transparent Belt

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    I love how they throw every ex-WSOF champ right into the deep end to sink or swim on first fight.
    Gaethje, Moraes and Branch have all gone through the top 10 gauntlet too. I guess it's Blagoi "I beat Fedor in Sambo"s turn now.
     
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    if u only lose to the top 3 guys you are still a good fighter.
     
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    He just fought for the title.
     
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    JDS vs Ivanov, Felder vs Vick and Mendes vs Jury are all huge fights for me, can't wait for this one!
     
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    War Alpha Cat. Love watching her fight. At least after the first round. Super slow starter
     
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    Stacked for this Fight Night... The UFC promoting machine has been slacking.
     
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    That was awhile back..and he was ko'd in 1 round.
     
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    I just remember him getting ko'd by reem, then by stipe. or was it reem after stipe...before that, he was out for a long time...I just think he's better off retiring before he gets ko'd again.
     
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    I thought Myles Jury quit fighting to go be a surfer or something
     
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    All three of those fighters have more than held their own in the ufc.
     
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