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The major event coming up in UFC on 8th of November later this year is the Fight Night 56. It will involve two of the important athletes of UFC namely Mauricio Shogun Rua and Jimi Manuwa. Both of them will be trying to outdo each other and the crowd can be assured of a great fight. The players have expressed their confidence in winning the game. The Brazilian superstar and British star will be up against one another in Belo Horizonte at Brazil. It is tipped to be a huge grosser of television rights as well as a number of people are expected to flock in to the arena. Mauricio Shogun Rua is a former champion in the light heavyweight category and he seem sto be the favorite. But his form has not been impressive of late and it is a major area of concern. Moreover the expectation of the home crowd shall be massive on him.
On the other hand Jimi Manuwa will be trying to make most of this opportunity. This is the first time he is returning to the circuit after his first professional loss in 15 matches. The 34 year old will be trying to pin down Mauricio Shogun Rua and cement his place as one of the great fighters in UFC. He will also be in a bid to improve his current rankings. But it is not going to be an easy ride for any of the athletes. The match is going to be a tough contest and that is what adding up to the excitement of the people. The other events of the night include bouts between John Linekar and Ian McCall whereas Rafael Cavalcante shall be up against Ovince Saint Preux. The UFC world is looking forward to a great night.
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Most of the critics believes Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Welterweight division fighter Matt Brown needs to get at least one more win under his belt to get a crack at Johnny Hendricks, the divisional kingpin, but Brown himself believes he would not disappoint if he were given a title shot right now.
Speaking in an interview, The Immortal seemed quite confident about becoming the first fighter to put Hendricks out cold inside the cage.
He said that he is definitely sure than a match between them will not go to a decision. He added that he will hit Hendricks hard and knock him out. He also said that if he hit him nearly as many times as Robbie Lawler managed to do, he wouldn’t even be standing on the ground, he is such a strong hitter.
Brown also admitted that hated how much he had to hit Erick Silva and still the fight went to the third round and he didn’t like having to eat his own words and he definitely would love to get his groove back.
Matt Brown is currently on a seven fight winning streak after the win against Silva and is currently ranked at sixth in the divisional rankings by the UFC. But it still doesn’t seem that Brown could be next in line for a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship which Hendricks secured by defeating Lawler after the sudden hiatus of Georges St. Pierre left it vacant.
While it cannot be denied Brown is on form, it can be said he hasn’t faced the likes of Georges St. Pierre or some of the big names in the division to warrant a title shot now.
Hendricks suffered his last to Georges St. Pierre as a split decision saw GSP retain the title at UFC 167.
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