Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Five Reasons to Watch UFC on Fuel

This Wednesday night sees the first UFC on Fuel event take place with Jake Ellenberger fighting Diego Sanchez. Somehow, events on smaller channels seem to pass people by, but this on certainly should not.

Here are five reasons why you should not let this one pass you by,

1 - Ellenberger vs Sanchez is going to be great.

For a free card that only a few hundred thousand people will watch, this is a great headliner. Ellenberger and Sanchez are both unstoppable forces in their own ways,

Ellenberger is immensely powerful and Sanchez pushes an incredible pace. Ellenberger's power in striking and wrestling might just be too much for Sanchez, especially combined with Sanchez' exciting style of pressing the action often with reckless abandon

2 - Ellenberger in Title Contention

In the main event, a win for Jake Ellenberger puts him right in the title picture at welterweight. If Carlos Condit decides to defend the interim belt he won against Nick Diaz earlier this month, a victorious Ellenberger might well be his opponent. With the title picture opening up due to Georges Saint-Pierre's injury, a win could put Sanchez within one or two fights of a title shot as well.

3 - There could be fireworks.
There are plenty of fighters on this card with reputations to build and points to prove. Dave Herman vs Philip De Fries is a bout between two heavyweights who have the potential to put on great fights, but who won in ugly fashion last time out. This time, expect these guys to put on a show against Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic respectively.

Expect Stefan Struve to use all of his six foot eleven frame and kickboxing ability to dismantle Herman, but at the same time expect the same defensive gaps to appear and lead to a wild back and forth fight.

De Fries vs Stipe Miocic is a great stylistic match up. De Fries will need to battle through Miocic's defensive wrestling to get the fight to the ground where we can look forward to some fun scrambles. Miocic is going to look to take De Fries head off with big power strikes.

4 - It is Free
This card is live on free TV, if you have fuel you simply must give it a go. On top of that, I understand that Fuel is having a free trial this week that coincides with event.

5 - Jon Anik and Kenny Florian

While Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg are the iconic voices of the UFC, it is refreshing on occasion to have a different perspective and a dfferent set of cliches and catchphrases to accompany the action.

There you have it, if you have Fuel TV you really ought to find time to watch this even, it is going to be a lot of fun. If you don't have Fuel TV, I am sure you will find a way of watching if you really try.

Check out the weight in video for that final bit of hype and excitement:

Is there a reason I have missed? Are you determined not to bother with this event? Let me know in the comments section.

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