After Randy Couture’s amazing win last Saturday night over Tim Sylvia, UFC is in a position to have a year that is even stronger than last year’s amazing run. Nobody in MMA journalism thought they could possibly top the run of amazing main events they had last year, but Couture’s win along with Chuck Liddell moving to the heavyweight division after his fight with Rampage Jackson puts them in a position where they’ve got even more big-money matchups than ever.
A short listing of possible fights:
I strongly suspect they’ll hold off the Liddell/Cro Cop fight until the December 30 PPV, since that’s the biggest show of the year and that is the biggest fight UFC can make right now. If Cro Cop beats Gonzaga in May and then beats Couture for the Heavyweight belt, moving Chuck Liddell up to face him would create a match that would probably challenge for the largest buyrate of all time.
Judging from my own personal metrics (blog stats), I would say that UFC 70 is much more highly anticipated than anyone realizes. Perhaps most of the hits are coming from eager Brits ready to see UFC live in their home country, but I’m getting an unusually large amount of people looking for UFC 70 news. In other metrics news, I’m also the #1 search result on Google for “ufc 68 results”, so I’m getting a lot of readers looking for that.