FightOpinion is running the final running order for Saturday’s PRIDE 33 event.
1. Jason Ireland vs. Joachim Hansen
2. Kazuo Misaki vs. Frank Trigg
3. James Lee vs. Travis Wiuff
4. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
5. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Mac Danzig
6. Sergey Kharitonov vs. Mike Russow
7. Mauricio Shogun vs. Alistair Overeem
8. Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz
9. Middleweight Title match: Vanderlei Silva vs. Dan Henderson
Plus there’s big news for UFC 70 in the UK. Andrei Arlovski will face a very tough match to start his comeback.
Rumored lineup from MMAWeekly:
-Mirko Cro Cop (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
–Andrei Arlovski (#6 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Fabricio Werdum (#7 Heavyweight in the World)*
-Ryoto Machida vs. Forrest Griffin
-Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic
-Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo
-Dennis Siver vs. Jess Liaudin
-Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki
I’m very stoked about the Arlovski/Werdum matchup. So is Dana White. The Machida vs Griffin match is also exciting. Machida coming heavily touted from wins over Rich Franklin, Steven Bonnar, and B.J. Penn and did well in his UFC debut over Hogar. Forrest will be fighting for his future in the UFC so it should be a standup war.
The Arlovski/Werdum match also promises fireworks. Kinda sad to see Elvis S. being fed to Bisping. The Assuerio Silva vs Cheick Kongo has another last chance written all over it. I pick Silva, a highly touted prospect who has disappointed over the one-dimensional Kongo.
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