It looks like welterweights Ellenberger and Saffiedine are scheduled for a showdown in Singapore on January 4 at UFC Fight Night 34. The bout is an acceptable one, though Saffiedine deserves a bit better. Ellenberger is unquestionably talented and a threat to most he faces, but Saffiedine is the last man to hold Strikeforce gold at 170 pounds and also happens to be on a four-fight winning streak. As such, “Sponge” should be locking horns with a legitimate contender (or at least someone who isn’t coming off a one-sided decision defeat).
Wednesday has rolled around again and, as expected, the 10-Point Must is back! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from the possibility of a bout between Nick Diaz-Michael Bisping to Georges St-Pierre contemplating retirement after his next fight to a quick glimpse at Saturday night’s lineup for UFC 166. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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