UFC on Fuel TV 7 Preview Podcast

WC For the upcoming UFC on Fuel TV 7 card in Wembley Arena, I called upon our British MMA correspondent and co-host, English Thom Burton to help me breakdown the event. We cover all 12 fights with particular emphasis on the interim championship match between Renan Barao (29-1, 1) and Michael McDonald (15-1). Barao is easily one of the most talented fighters in the UFC and a legitimate threat to Dominick Cruz's stranglehold on the Bantamweight division when he returns from injury. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7zy9Kquf8 The other notable fights include a battle between Cub Swanson () and Dustin Poirier () at Featherweight, which promises to be a contender for Fight of the Night. Also expect big knockouts in the LHW Jimi Manuwa (12-0) vs. Cyrille Diabate and the James Te-Huna (15-5) vs. Ryan Jimmo (17-1) matches. These fighters have an amazing 36 knockouts between them. If submissions are your thing, then Paul Sass (13-1) takes on Danny Castillo (14-5). Sass is arguably the best British submission artist in the UFC with 12 career submissions. Finally, another fun fight that promises fireworks is the Stanislav Nedkov (12-0, 1) vs. Tom Watson () fight. Watson has seven knockouts and Nedkov six. The UFC has finally given England a card to savor, particularly with the interim title fight as the headliner. There are eight Brits on the card (Phil Harris, Vaughan Lee, Tom Watson, Andy Ogle, Paul Sass, Terry Etim, Che Mills, & Jimi Manuwa).

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Robert Curtis is a columnist, podcaster, screenwriter, and WhatCulture.com MMA editor. He's an American abroad in Australia, living vicariously through his PlayStation 3. He's too old to be cool, but too young to be wise.