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Let’s matchmake the first UFC on Fox card!

Rather than wait until 2012 to start up their relationship with Fox and Fox’s many mini-channels, the UFC is instead debuting on November 12th with a one hour show on ‘Big Fox.’ This is an extra event on top of the whole deal that was announced last week. Since it’s so very special in so many ways, surely the UFC must have some sweet plans in store for the 2 fights it will feature. After all, it wouldn’t start it’s new big network relationship with some flat ass shit, would it?

Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities for fights on this card:

Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos: If you want to pull out the big guns and show you mean business, what better way than to feature two of your awesome but relatively unknown heavyweights? Unfortunately, the UFC is probably seeing November 12th as more of an opportunity to promote this fight on PPV November 19th. And the tug of war between quality broadcast shows and protecting the company’s PPV interests begins.

Benson Henderson vs Clay Guida: On October 8th the Frankie Edgar / Gray Maynard title trilogy will finally end. Not that I ain’t excited for it. It just sucks that we haven’t been able to even consider another #1 contender since September 2010. The lightweight division is more constipated than a 400 pound fatty with a passion for extra cheese pizza. The perfect laxative is Benson Henderson vs Clay Guida with the winner getting a title shot. That gives the show some of the razzle dazzle it needs to properly headline the first broadcast show in UFC history and should be a fricking awesome fight.

Josh Koscheck vs Chris Leben: What better way to pump people up for the new and improved TUF Live than to reignite TUF’s first major rivalry? Koscheck keeps on talking about moving up to 185, and Chris Leben won’t be on the upswing forever. Sure, the Cat Smasher is supposed to fight Mark Munoz at UFC 138 in the UK, but that hasn’t been officially announced yet. Plus, fuck the UK.

Frank Mir vs Alistair Overeem: Frank is one of the few big name heavyweights sitting on his butt doing nothing at the moment. Alistair needs someone to smash if the UFC wants to quickly make mega bucks off something like Overeem vs Lesnar. For some reason though, I don’t see the UFC going from excommunicating Golden Glory to putting one of it’s fighters in one of the most important fights in UFC history. Damn you, fight politics!

And then there’s some other high profile names that I don’t have opponents for:

Lyoto Machida
Shane Carwin
Vitor Belfort

Who knows who they can fight, but there’s good fights to be made on this card if the UFC tries hard enough. I won’t begrudge the UFC if they decide they don’t wanna throw their heavyweight belt up for grabs on what is essentially a lead-in show for a Manny Pacquiao fight, but there better be something fucking awesome on there. Otherwise why even bother to do the event at all?

  • lukustra

    Lorenzo already said no title fight.

  • lukustra

    I would’ve said Carwin vs Overeem but there would be too much riding on that fight for each fighter. For Carwin it would be 0-3 and a loss to Carwin would ruin Overeem as a contender. Like someone already mentioned, the BJ Penn vs Condit fight makes sense. In relevancy and a known name in BJ. As does a Rich Franklin or Kos vs Bonnar fight.

  • CAP

    I’m not a big Mir fan but he seems to have fan appeal. I’d love for Nog to make quick work of Schaub and put that Mir/Nog rematch together. Give dem casuals some beefy heavyweights with title implications. Reem would be a stretch with all the bs lately, great timing on that.

    Penn/Condit is too good of a ppv draw for them to give up on I’m guessing. But that would fit nicely. And if they can find Machida a quality opponent he would be a good addition.

  • Morghen

    The people want dudes doing karate at each other? Give ‘em Machida.

    _______________ vs. Clay Guida would drive me to self-harm out of sheer frustration. Letting that sweaty turd lay on another opponent for 13.5 minutes would be a great way for the UFC on FOX to shoot itself right in the dick.

  • CAP

    ^That would be my concern. I’ve grown to like Guida and the energy he brings but let’s hold off on the humping and shoulder strikes for now.

  • lukustra

    The Matt Hughes vs Diego fight would make sense here too. I have no idea how that is a co-main event on a PPV.

  • Letibleu

    No heavyweights. Too risky to have a blowout.

    Need 2 lightweight tumbleweeds in there with crazy transitions and non stop action.

    The second fight should be 2 bangers that will guarantee to make it a standup war.

    We need for the new people to see MMA is exciting and represents skill and athletisism.


  • glassjawsh

    the only acceptable answer is BJ Penn vs Carlos Condit and Melvin Guillard vs Joe Lauzon. there is a 0% chance either of those fights arent awesome. both feature dynamnic strikers (BJ is still better at throwing bungalows than 98% of either division) who could fuck you up on the feet, while also containing the possibility for entertaining clinch work and ground battles (guillard may suck on the ground but who here actually thinks j-lau will ever get him there?) both fights have the potential to feature every reason why people love mma (except for gay buttseks homos like subo who loves the lay n pray) any other suggestion is hereby considered stupid and moot

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Penn/Condit and Kimbo/GinaCyborg.  Case closed.

  • Symbul

    Gonna be mid-level action fights. Nothing major.

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble

    should the main event be 5 rounds? or is that just being randomly enforced?

  • Billytk

    Please NOT Guida I don’t know why everyone thinks him throwing his hair around like Willow Smith is exciting, he has a blanket style not what mma needs to bring in new fans with it’s first big network show.

    Cain vs JDS would be the best idea but I doubt that Dana will think long term and use this to build the UFC’s fan base and increase the popularity of these 2 in the U.S. since he’s too wrapped up in the idea that PPV is the only way to make $$

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Billy, do you honestly believe he can hold Bendo down for three seconds, let alone three rounds?  Come on.

    Why do you think everyone’s amped for that fight?  Guido will actually have to fight this time.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ interesting point. he couldn’t keep down Kenny florian and that dick wipe got chased from 155 by wrestlers

  • frickshun

    Someone please call Shawn for proper matchmaking.

  • lukustra

    I hate watching Guida fight. I mean hes a cool dude and everything and I like his passion for the sport, hes just not a very good mixed martial artist. The dude spazzes around the ring like hes on speed, throwing crazy overhand rights like its his job without ever having one land on a single opponent and then takes you down and grinds his dick against your rib cage for ~12 minutes. OMFG HES SO FUCKING EXCITING CUZ HE LOOKS LIKE HES CONSTANTLY DOING SOMETHING WHEN HES NOT!