There’s a lot to love about Poirier-Brandao. Both are well-rounded, dangerous, and have the talent to eventually challenge for a championship. However, their styles aren’t similar in the least bit. Brandao likes to wing punches, emulating Wanderlei Silva to an extent, while Poirier is aggressive but picks opponents apart rather than goes all-in for the knockout. It’s an exciting fight on paper and should play out as such in the cage as well.
The UFC will end November 2013 with a bang tonight thanks to the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. However, the card hardly compares to the lineups on tap for December with a particular emphasis on those for UFC on FOX 9 (12/14) and UFC 168 (12/28). The month also features the organization’s latest stop in Australia, UFC Fight Night 33 (12/6), meaning fans have yet another option to choose from when it comes to action in the coming weeks. Check out the fifteen best fights on the immediate horizon… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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