Regardless of any red opponent Renee Forte may be wearing on Saturday night, fans can expect “The Bull” to come in charging in when their preliminary pairing unfolds on the undercard. Makdessi is a cement-fisted slugger who mixes in spinning techniques and has a durable chin to boot. He’s on a two-fight run but hasn’t scored a knockout since putting Kyle Watson away with a spinning backfist in 2011, so there’s no doubt he’ll be head-hunting come showtime.
All UFC events are bound to feature at least one scrapper associated specifically with stand-up based on his/her ability being technically sound, unique, powerful, or some combination of the three. However, when it comes to UFC 165 there are a plethora of pugilists who’s striking has been an important component of consistently coming away from fights with a victory in tow. They aren’t all at the top of the card, but at least one is… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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