Winners like GSP and BJ Penn previously have removed after their challenger to hitter and gain, this i think enables the challenger opportunity to show defense into attack and allows the challenger an improved opportunity at beating the champion.
BJ Penn shown at UFC 107 he is by the very best fighter at 155 and needs to decrease ever as the best at 155. What involved me more is exactly how many challengers suggest they could set BJ out and have the abilities to accomplish so. BJ has fought up welterweight and gained battles, he’s battled legends such as for instance Matt Hughes and GSP for brands, he has additionally formerly fought recent light heavyweight winner Lyoto Machida when pressing over 205 catchweight. Remember BJ Penn has been champion at equally welterweight (champion at UFC 46 and removed when he closed for K-1) and light defended since UFC 80, he has beaten Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk, Kenny Florian and most recently Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
In addition it moves for GSP, he has defended his subject three times, every challenger implies they will overcome GSP, mayweather vs mcgregor again his skills, willpower and champion thinking guarantees he benefits the fight before he enters the octagon. GSP has been champion because UFC 83, he has defended against Jon Fitch at UFC 87, BJ Penn aka “greasegate” at UFC 94 and Thiago Alves at UFC 100.
If you go as much as middleweight, what can you say about Anderson Silva? The Brazilian has beaten every challenger facing him for a long time, he has gone up to light heavyweight and beaten a former champion in Forest Griffin and dangerous striker James Irwin. There are numerous demands Anderson to step up and battle teaching partner and recent winner Lyoto Machida but refuses do to being friends. Very noble but finally he has the skills to overcome the dragon.
The only problem in that controversy is if Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar are adequate to be longterm winners at their particular weights. Lyoto has only defended his title once, which had the world question the end result against fellow Brazilan Shogun Rua. The rematch is born for March 2010. Then you definitely have former WWE champion who has been a discovery in his 4 fights in the UFC, he’s beaten legend Randy Couture, Joe Mir at their rematch and Heath Hearing.
His downfall perhaps when he battles tactical and very complex fighters as his fresh power and shear measurement will discourage 90% of heavyweights. Brock appears to be getting within the worst of his injuries and has been penciled directly into battle in August against number 1 competitor Shane Carwin. For me both have the ability to be champion for all battles but doubt they’ll for the shear fact the quality of competitors in equally weights.
Shogun Rua, current number 1 contender and recently missing to Machida at UFC 104. The rematch is penciled in for UFC 113. Rua has not shown his best since joining the UFC but Dana Bright and Joe Silva see him as the amount one. There are three practitioners who certainly will give Shogun problems if he wins the title.
Anderson Silva, recent UFC middleweight champion has struggled twice at the weightier fat and destroyed equally former winner Forrest Griffin and Wayne Irwin within the very first rounds. He does not struggle with the heavier practitioners and individually speaking I think he can difficulty anyone. He’s stated he would never struggle secure lover Lyoto Machida.