I found out earlier today that Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar will be headlining UFC 153 now. I applaud both fighters for stepping up. At the same time, sending Bonnar to fight Silva is like sending a golden retriever to fight a lion. You have a guy whose greatest claim to fame is losing to Forest Griffin in "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 1 Finale against the most dominant fighter in UFC history. Am I still going to watch it? Yeah, and I'm going to enjoy all thirty seconds of it!
Texiera vs. Maldonado, on the other hand, is tougher for me to gauge, because I have never seen Maldonado fight. However, I suspect that "the Baker" will make short work of his new opponent if he continues to live up to all of the hype.
As far as Noguiera vs. Herman goes, I hate to doubt the resiliency of the legendary Minotauro. Nonetheless, that was a serious injury that he suffered at the hands of Frank Mir. At Minotauro's age, it's doubtful that he will be able to rebound from that to take a win against the much younger Herman. For that reason, I think Minotauro will get mauled in this fight as well.
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