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The Blueprint 5.10.13: Crossover (05.10.2013)
In this edition of The Blueprint we’re taking a look at potential crossover combatants from other combat sports and the likelihood of MMA success for them. We’ll venture through time and disciplines to bring you the best crossover candidates. You’ll see world champion boxers, kickboxers, Olympians, and other masters here on the list as well as what they could have brought into the cage here in this week’s edition of The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 5.03.13: Belfort vs. Rockhold (05.03.2013)
The last Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is finally set to make his octagon debut, but it will be anything but an easy night as his opponent is Vitor Belfort! Will Rockhold continue to legitimize the Strikeforce brand in the UFC or will Belfort add another highlight reel finish to his resume?
The Blueprint 4.26.13: UFC on FOX Review (04.26.2013)
In this edition of The Blueprint we take a look back at the main card of UFC on Fox 7. We’re going to examine the critical mistakes made by fighters on the broadcast from top to bottom. We’ll tell you what they did wrong, how it affected the fight, and what they could have done to make things different and possibly changed the outcome. Join us for an education right here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 4.19.13: UFC vs. Strikeforce (04.19.2013)
The last Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will make his UFC debut Saturday night. He’s doing it in style though as its champion vs. champion when he takes on the UFC lightweight titlist Benson Henderson. Will Melendez finally prove himself as the world’s best lightweight as he claims to be? Or will Benson Henderson move one step closer to Anderson Silva’s title defense record? Find out here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 4.12.13: Cat’s in the Cradle (04.12.2013)
The second ever female fight in the UFC will take place on Saturday night. Not only will Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano be fighting for a title shot against Ronda Rousey, they’ll also be fighting for a coaching slot opposite her on The Ultimate Fighter. Is Zingano ready to take the next step in her career, or will Tate’s desire for a rematch with Rousey lead her to victory? Find out here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 4.06.13: Should Faber Go On? (04.06.2013)
Urijah Faber has spent his career as one of the very best fighters in mixed martial arts and is seemingly always a champion or a top contender. However after his lack of success in title fights against various opponents is Faber’s career one worth continuing? We’ll examine his options on the eve of his fight with Scott Jorgensen in this week’s edition of The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 3.29.13: WeightGate 2 (03.29.2013)
In this edition of The Blueprint we examine the recent trend of fighters cutting weight to try to stay competitive in the UFC. We look at some of the more notable examples and whether cutting weight is the answer to a fighter’s problems. We also examine whether or not moving up in weight might provide a more desirable result for them. Join us in this week’s Blueprint.
The Blueprint 3.23.13: The Facts and Fiction of Bruce Lee (03.23.2013)
More than any non-fighter, martial arts icon Bruce Lee is the focus of what-if situations. In this article we examine the facts of Lee’s actual fighting background, dispel some of the myths, and also discuss the possibilities of how Lee would have fared as a mixed martial artist. For a unique take on “The Dragon” join us in this week’s edition of The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 3.15.13: Next in Line? (03.15.2013)
While anointed as the next challenger for the welterweight championship, Johny Hendricks is going to have to win at least one more fight before he earns that distinction. It isn’t going to be an easy one as former WEC and interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit is his opponent. Does Big Rig earn his shot or does the Natural Born Killer cause him to jackknife? Find out in this week’s Blueprint.
The Blueprint 3.08.13: Fuel for the Fire (03.08.2013)
Despite the excitement and violence that was Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann, UFC on Fuel TV 8 wasn’t such a hot card. We saw boring fights and lackluster efforts throughout, but was there anything these fighters could have done differently? We examine several scenarios here in this week’s Blueprint.
The Blueprint 03.01.13: Spaghetti vs. Meatball (03.01.2013)
We were due for a treat way back at UFC 146 as Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve were slated to cross paths in the octagon. Unfortunately injuries to Hunt knocked that fight off the card and Struve went on to beat late sub Lavar Johnson. Hunt is eager to return against Struve but does he have what it takes to win? Read it here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 2.22.12: The Real Main Event (02.22.2013)
Fans and two top light heavyweights were robbed of a potential extra two rounds when UFC 157’s “main event” was designated as Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche. That matters little however when you consider that we’re still getting a fight between two legitimately great light heavyweights. Dan Henderson looks to unleash the “H Bomb” on Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. Who wins? Read it here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 2.15.13: Barao vs. McDonald (02.15.2013)
Renan Barao rides his amazing unbeaten streak into his first interim bantamweight title defense. His opponent is one of few fighters who can say they’ve beaten every opponent they’ve faced, Michael McDonald. Will Barao continue his dominance or will McDonald’s career reach new heights? We tell you here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 2.8.12: Cub Swanson vs. Dustin Poirier (02.08.2013)
The UFC makes its return to the Fuel network with a Bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald. However there’s an undercard clash that may produce a title challenger just 10 pounds north at featherweight. The streaking Cub Swanson looks to notch another KO of the night performance, but Dustin Poirier will look to put a win streak together with a Diamond of a performance. Who wins? Find out here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 2.01.13: SuperFight 156 (02.01.2013)
While everyone is buzzing Super Bowl weekend its not just about the Harbaugh Bowl taking place in New Orleans. Las Vegas will play host to a super event of its own, UFC 156. Just another UFC card you say? You couldn’t be more wrong because the main event sees the man many feel never lost the lightweight championship Frankie Edgar going against the reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Who wins this clash of tiny titans? Read it here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 1.25.12: Showdown or Showtime? (01.25.2013)
After a lackluster start to his UFC run, former WEC champion Anthony Pettis looks to have finally put it together and is seemingly one fight from a rematch with Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title. But in his way is a determined and durable Donald Cerrone. Will Anthony Pettis provide the Fox audience with the Showtime of old? Will the Cowboy come out guns blazing and win another showdown? Read it here first in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 1.18.13: Killer B’s (01.18.2013)
The UFC makes its return to both Brazil and the FX Network with a great free main event. Michael Bisping is one fight away from his goal of a middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva. Standing in his way however is a former UFC champion and hometown favorite Vitor Belfort. Will Bisping finally win the big one or will Belfort add another highlight reel knockout to his legendary resume? Find out here first in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 1.10.13: MMA Betting (01.10.2013)
Gambling is a risk but just like fighting there is a science to making a successful run of it. In this edition of The Blueprint we’re going to break down all the necessities of putting your money where your mouth is and profiting off of it. How big a bet is too big? What’s the line between an intelligent underdog and a degenerate bet on a longshot? Find out here in The Blueprint.
The Blueprint 1.04.13: Strikeforce, the Legend Continues (01.04.2013)
We’ll be saying a not so heartfelt goodbye to Strikeforce on January 12th but careers go on. In this edition of The Blueprint we’re going to take a look at the likely candidates heading over to the UFC. How should they be brought in? Who should they fight? Will they succeed? We examine all that in this week’s Blueprint.
The Blueprint 12.27.12: 5 Reasons Cain Will Lose (12.27.2012)
Junior dos Santos has the chance to become the most dominant heavyweight fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. Standing in his way is the man from whom he took the UFC title Cain Velasquez. While many see Cain as the clear top contender and biggest threat, we present you with the reasons why Cain will not regain the heavyweight title here in The Blueprint.
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