More UFC86 fights are coming to light … earlier this week we got a trio of ATT guys added to the card and now there’s two more matches set up: Patrick Cote vs Ricardo Almeida and Corey Hill vs Justin Buchholz.
The Cote / Almeida bout is a smart one on the UFC’s part … they need more contenders to fight Anderson Silva and whoever takes this bout will be one fight away from facing the champ. Don’t be surprised if the winner of this bout takes on the winner of Franklin/Lutter for #1 contendership. Although if Franklin comes out of all that victorious, I dunno what happens then. Dude’s just gotta move up to Light Heavyweight after the Lutter fight. So long as Anderson Silva holds the belt, Franklin’s not doing anything at middleweight but fucking up Anderson Silva’s feeding schedule.
As for Hill vs Buchholz, they’re still treating Hill with kid’s gloves and giving him softballs to earn some more experience. I’d say Buchholz is about as easy as it gets in the UFC unless he learned how to not suck since losing to Matt Wiman at UFN12.