This match-up makes a ton of sense. Both fighters had solid winning streaks laid to waste in their previous pairings and have a similar amount of name value. The opportunity will allow one man to get back on track by beating an opponent most fans have heard of, plus its status as a main event will provide an added boost to the victor’s stock. Rockhold is a bit more athletic and polished than Philippou, but he doesn’t have the New Yorker’s power, so expect some interesting stand-up exchanges when the curtain drops in early 2014.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! 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 a few new match-ups to the UFC’s decision to entertain a new division to, of course, the fallout from UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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