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The MMA Outsider: Episode 87

2/27/2013
Richard Anderson Mann & John Buhl

The highlight of UFC 157 by far proved to be the featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice; if not a fight of the year candidate, the final round produced as much action in five minutes as you can see in mixed martial arts. But all anyone is talking about is Ronda Rousey and the lackluster light heavyweight contest that saw Lyoto Machida eek out a split decision win over Dan Henderson. So in the interest of conformity, this episode kicks off with a discussion of the previous weekend's co-main events.

After that Richard and John take a look at the UFC on FUEL 8 card going down this Saturday in Japan. Diego Sanchez is back in the lightweight division where he belongs, Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve will go toe-to-toe to see who is the heavyweight division's premier gatekeeper, and Wanderlei Silva will try not to get knocked out cold by Brian Stann. You get all of that plus a debate over whether this card has enough star power to draw a big crowd in the country that once kept the sport afloat as a major attraction.



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