SBN will be offering quick but comprehensive previews of each fight on the main card of UFC 134. We will look at each aspect of the fight game: Range Fighting, Clinch Fighting, and Ground Game; and break down which fighter has the advantage in each category.
Each major category is further broken down into sub-categories. These are:
- Range Fighting: Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling
- Clinch Fighting: Dirty Boxing, Thai Clinch, Throws/Trips
- Ground Fighting: Positional Control, Top Game, Bottom Game, Submissions
Since it's a binary choice -- either one fighter is better at a certain aspect or it's a tie -- the rankings are just descriptive, not a formal ladder. IE if I rate one fighter's boxing as "lethal" and the other fighter's boxing as "extremely dangerous" just look to see which fighter I gave the nod in that category to find out if "lethal" is indeed better than "extremely dangerous" (it is).
Here's the pay-per-view fight card:
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami -- middleweight championship
Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov