The UFC is bringing fans some great fights this November. And out of UFC 154 on November 17th and UFC Macao on November 10th, three fights stand out as the most promising.
Perhaps the most exciting fight this month will be in the long-awaited return of Georges St. Pierre as he takes on the interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit. For those of you who have been living under a rock, St. Pierre (22-2) tore his ACL while training, and has been out of the octagon for over a year and a half. Finally cleared by his doctors to fight, St. Pierre is looking to show the world that he is still the best.
Carlos Condit (28-5) is the current interim UFC champ, acting as regent to the welterweight throne in GSP’s place. Condit has spectacular striking skills, knocking out Dan Hardy at UFC 120 with a mean left hook and Dong Hyun Kim with a flying knee at UFC 132.
As impressive as Condit is, he is fighting one of the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. This fight could go to the ground or could be kept standing; pretty much whatever GSP wants to do. It might be a bias view, but it seems the only hope Condit has is if GSP has ring rust, and a ton of it at that.
Another interesting fight to see is the UFC Macao main event where Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-6) will be taking on legendary striker Cung Le (8-2). Though neither one of these fighters will likely be in contention for a belt anytime soon, both fighters put on first class performances every time they step into the ring.
This fight will be a close one for sure. Franklin’s smooth and skillful boxing could be enough to give him the upper hand against a speedily declining Le. However, Le has some of the most dynamic striking mixed martial arts has ever seen and could surprise Franklin.
The third fight I highly recommend is the UFC 154 battle between welterweights Martin “hitman” Kampmann and Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. Kampmann (20-5) is fresh off of big wins against Jake Ellenberger and Thiago Alves, and is looking for his first UFC title shot. Hendricks (13-1) is coming off of a rather close fight against Josh Koscheck and a monumental knockout of Jon Fitch in only 12 seconds!
With equally as many submissions as he does KO’s, Kampmann could use his much more diverse bag of tricks to keep Hendricks guessing till the very end. If this turns into a slugfest, Hendricks overwhelming power will give him the win he needs for a title fight.
Whatever you do, do not miss these three exciting fights this November. With these six great fighters pummeling each other for our entertainment, you are sure to get your money’s worth.