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UFC 134 Main Fight Card Breakdowns

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

Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson