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What: UFC 100
When/Where: July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Why: Because it’s one of the most stacked UFC cards ever. In the above trailer, Joe Rogan calls the event "fucking insane," then implies that Steve Mazzagatti screwed up Brock Lesnar‘s first fight against Frank Mir. For Brock, this fight is all about revenge. Mir thinks that if Big Nog couldn’t last two rounds with him, Brock’s chances aren’t very good.
In the night’s other title fight, Georges St. Pierre battles for his legacy against the biggest, strongest, toughest test of his career — Thiago Alves, who wants to knock out GSP, take his belt, and become "the man." Also, Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping move out of the reality show set and into the Octagon. Hendo wants to beat Bisping up and shut his mouth a little bit; Bisping wants to be responsible for the first KO loss on Dan’s record. Only on pay-per-viewwww…
What: Affliction: Trilogy
When/Where: August 1st at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Why: Because Fedor Emelianenko is the best heavyweight in the world, and Josh Barnett probably isn’t going out as easily as Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski. Plus, Gegard Mousasi will get a chance to prove if he can be just as dominant at light-heavyweight when he takes on the always-dangerous veteran Renato Sobral.
What: Ultimate Chaos
When/Where: This Saturday, June 27th, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Why: Because there’s pretty much nothing else going on this weekend. The organizers of Ultimate Chaos are asking you to pay $29.95 for a pay per view card headlined by Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp and Pedro Rizzo vs. Gilbert Yvel, with a supporting card that features Din Thomas, Chris Horodecki, and yes, Tom Atencio. An oddly reserved, out-of-character Bob Sapp tells us about Beast-style, and Lashley says he’ll work some takedowns, wear Sapp down a bit, and ultimately knock him out. He says that the fight will be a train-wreck, in the sense that it’ll be like two big trains crashing into each other, not in the sense that it’ll be a sloppy embarassment to the sport. Sapp reminds Lashley that this isn’t wrestling — it’s real fighting, where middleweights occasionally tap out super-heavyweights. Catch it
live on pay-per-view the next morning on CagePotato!