Leites came back from the regional-promotion grave in August with a decision win over Tom Watson, earning a fourth straight victory and seventh nod in eight efforts since being cut by the UFC in 2009. Herman is also coming off a victory and is no pushover. He’ll bring the fight to Leites and no doubt shoot for an early knockout before things hit the mat and his less-than impressive ground defense comes into play. Each man is on the cusp of his mid-thirties and knows how important success is at this point in their careers, so expect a closely-contested clash when Herman-Leites lock horns.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the UFC’s existence and the organization has decided to deliver an amazing show in honor of the event. While UFC 167 boasts one of the most stacked main cards in history, the preliminary portion of the lineup deserves some attention too. There are established veterans set for action, as well as a blue-chip prospect or two and some up-and-coming stars hoping to rebound from recent stumbles. Here are sis scraps from the UFC 167 fans should make a genuine effort to watch… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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