The Top 5 Most-Anticipated Fights For The Rest Of 2011 Spotlights Diaz vs. GSP, Jones vs. Jackson, And More | Fighters.com

The Top 5 Most-Anticipated Fights For The Rest Of 2011 Spotlights Diaz vs. GSP, Jones vs. Jackson, And More

Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Now that 2011 is already halfway through, multiple websites and even the UFC have released their fair share of “Best of the Half-Year” awards. I recently got in on the fun as well, but recently an additional thought hit me: there’s a lot of good fights heading our way! So since I’ve already looked back on the best moments of 2011, I think it’d be great to take a look forward at what will probably be some of the defining moments of the rest of the year. So here we go: these are my top five most-anticipated fights for the rest of 2011.

5. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson

It’s the last call for a legend, and one of the greatest MMA fighters in MMA history. If Emelianenko can’t beat Dan Henderson, I have a strong feeling that he’ll retire. And Dan Henderson is currently riding a major wave of momentum now that he’s Strikeforce’s Light Heavyweight Champion. It’s going to be an awesome showdown between two of the best old-school MMA veterans still actively competing today.

4. Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson

It may not have the bitter rivalry of the inevitable showdown between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans”¦ but this is certainly one colossal match-up. I honestly and fully believe that this fight will set the stage for years to come: depending on how Jones does against Jackson, we’ll know for sure whether or not Jones is “the chosen one” that will break the curse of UFC Light Heavyweight Champions losing the belt in their first few fights. I definitely can’t wait to see this fight.

3. Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami

Yushin Okami can’t beat Anderson Silva”¦ right? Of course he can. Anybody can beat anybody, and anything can happen in Mixed Martial Arts. And this is a rematch that’s been years in the making. To a loyal contingent of fans, Okami is one of the most under-rated, under-appreciated fighters currently fighting in the UFC. To a vast majority of people, Anderson Silva is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. Any time Anderson Silva fights, you can definitely expect it to chart high on my lists like this. The fact that there’s such an interesting story between Okami and Silva is just icing on the cake.

2. Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva

Now this is a fight everyone can really dig their teeth into. Alistair Overeem has been living up to his nickname “Demolition Man” for a long time now, although he didn’t give the best performance against Fabricio Werdum. Meanwhile, Antonio Silva gave arguably the best performance of his life when he defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Whether you’re an Overeem fan, a “Bigfoot” fan, or simply a fan of great fights, this should definitely be the premiere showdown for the rest of Strikeforce’s year.

And my number-one most-anticipated fight for the rest of 2011 is”¦

1. Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre

The night Nick Diaz faced Paul Daley, I was on the edge of my seat from the moment that fight started. When Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre goes down, I won’t even need a seat. I’ll be too busy pacing back and forth. I’ve followed Nick Diaz for a long, long time, and in that time, he’s changed from one of the fighters I absolutely despise to one of only a handful of fighters I consider my favorites. Even though he’s incredibly controversial and one of the biggest “bad boys” in MMA, I just can’t help but love Diaz’s take-no-prisoners style and his gruff type of “us against the world” affection that he shows to both his fans and his teammates. I know that Nick Diaz is a legitimate “best in the world” athlete, and I want him to prove that against Georges St. Pierre. But to do that, he’ll have to beat a man that I consider one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of all time. This isn’t just my most-anticipated fight for the rest of 2011, it’s probably my most-anticipated fight of the last few years. Everything, and I do mean everything, will be on the line when Nick Diaz fights Georges St. Pierre.


Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Fighters App

Fighters Mobile Apps

Stay on top of the hottest stories and exclusive interviews from the world of MMA with the Fighters.com mobile apps.

Get Apps Now!
MB5-625 642-883 C2040-915 CAT-180 070-646Big5 000-225 000-070 HC-711-ENU C2090-735 000-963 1Z1-225 HP0-M23 700-301 HP5-H01D 70-528-Csharp HP3-X08 E20-522 220-602 HC-623-CHS 1Z0-533 1Z0-048 000-440 HP2-N35 COG-480 HP2-T25 000-870 70-330 9A0-060 LOT-829 000-117 MB7-846 E20-329 HP0-P17 646-580 HP0-Y26 310-880 P2040-052 000-706 HP0-794 ISEBSWTINT_001 220-702 70-482 310-100 HP0-D17 1Z1-515 70-298 920-464 C2020-642 70-665J HP2-B82 1Y0-A04 000-N33 E20-331 HP0-085 SG0-001 000-294 1Z0-873 1Z0-052 1T6-530 GB0-540 070-553-VB 070-699 000-236 000-296 070-300 HP2-Z19 000-967 HP0-Y38 MB5-629 P2090-010 70-214 SSCP 074-322 3I0-008 C4070-623 P2090-079 MB6-504 070-653 HP2-K30 642-445 E20-554 090-091 250-530 000-605 000-588 1Z0-531 A2040-988 PgMP 70-689 9A0-182 642-444 70-232 920-336 FM0-302 70-521-Csharp A2040-986 640-861 70-238 000-546 070-569 000-R06 510-020 70-568 P2050-007 642-887 1Z1-259 HIO-301 000-142 1Z0-519 050-690 000-120 A4040-226 920-804 ECP-102 50-690 050-894 HP2-E53 HP3-X09 HP0-J35 050-692 1Z1-862 000-751 HP0-920 000-314 NS0-120 70-571GB2312 000-978 ICDL-Access 1Z1-043 A2090-421 MB2-422 070-262 A4040-224 1Z0-518 1Y0-973 920-808 920-530 70-123 70-458 1Z1-219 000-108 HP2-T14 000-284 070-542-VB C_TBW45_70 HP2-H08 A2180-605 70-416 HP0-J43 000-341 70-177 G2700 HP0-J16 MB7-231 HC-832-CHS 922-071 CAT-380 310-231 070-332 ST0-91X SPS-100 HP0-733 070-665J CA1-001 E22-250 1Z1-574 HP0-760 E20-570 C90-05A HP2-N43 HP0-S19 70-460 BAS-010 9A0-061 310-011 000-169 1D0-538 133-S-713 E20-665 000-371 74-132 1Z1-560 EUCOC E20-597 MB6-871 JN0-341 C2150-198 E20-455 HH0-260 E20-594 EC0-232 000-018 1Z0-889 132-S-911.2 A4040-129 HP0-Y46 TB0-118 E20-830 SU0-224 win 7 key Win 7 key online Win 7 key sale Win 7 key product key Win 7 ultimate key cheap Win 7 key microsoft office 2013 key Office 2013 key Office 2010 key Office 2010 keys windows 8 key windows 8.1 key windows 8.1 product key Windows 7 key Windows 7 ultimate key Windows 7 product key Windows 7 key store buy Windows 7 key windows 10 key windows 10 product key Windows Server 2012 key Windows 8 key online win 7 key Win 7 key online Win 7 key sale Win 7 key product key Win 7 ultimate key cheap Win 7 key microsoft office 2013 key Office 2013 key Office 2010 key Office 2010 keys windows 8 key windows 8.1 key windows 8.1 product key Windows 7 key Windows 7 ultimate key Windows 7 product key Windows 7 key store buy Windows 7 key Windows Server 2012 key Windows 8 key online win 7 key Win 7 key online Win 7 key sale Win 7 key product key Win 7 ultimate key cheap Win 7 key microsoft office 2013 key Office 2013 key Office 2010 key Office 2010 keys windows 8 key windows 8.1 key windows 8.1 product key Windows 7 key Windows 7 ultimate key Windows 7 product key Windows 7 key store buy Windows 7 key windows 10 key windows 10 product key Windows Server 2012 key Windows 8 key online Windows 7 ץȥ` Windows 8 ץȥ` Windows 8.1 ץȥ` Windows 8 pro ץȥ` Windows 8.1 pro ץȥ` Windows 7 Professional ץȥ` Windows 7 Ultimate ץȥ` Windows 7 Home Premium ץȥ` Windows 7 Home Premium `ɰ Windows 8 Pro `ɰ Windows 8.1 Pro `ɰ