(“Gunnar, talk us through the end of the fight…………………………………………Gunnar Nelson everybody!” Photo via MMAViking.)
Cross your fingers and pray for an injury free couple of months, Potato Nation, because UFC 160 is currently stacked with more firepower than Burt Gummer’s basement. Velasquez vs. Silva, Dos Santos vs. Overeem, Teixiera vs. Bader, the list goes on and on. And if a main card that also features the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Stephen Thompson, and Abel Trujillo somehow doesn’t do it for you, rounding out the preliminary card —which is whatever the antithesis of garbage-ass is — will now be a matchup of streaking welterweight contenders when Mike Pyle faces Gunnar Nelson.
In the past year, Mike Pyle has put together a three fight (T)KO streak over the likes of Josh Neer and most recently James Head. A veteran of the UFC since 2009, Pyle will be looking to improve to 7-1 in his past 8 with a win over the undefeated Nelson, who showcased a rather versatile stand up game in his recent victory over Jorge Santiago at UFC on FUEL 7.
As it stands, UFC 160 is a card that we will gladly chase around 3 channels, Facebook, and a couple illegal stream sites to watch. Disagree? Then check out the full lineup after the jump and become a believer.
-Cain Velasquez (11-1) vs. Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (18-4)
-Junior Dos Santos (15-2) vs. Alistair Overeem (36-12)
-Ryan Bader (15-3) vs. Glover Teixeira (20-2)
-TJ Grant (20-5) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1)
-Donald Cerrone (19-5) vs. KJ Noons (11-6)
-Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1) vs. Mike Pyle (24-8-1)
-Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0) vs. Abel Trujillo (10-4)
-Amir Sadollah (6-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (6-1)
-Estevan Payan (14-3) vs. Jeremy Stephens (20-9)