I’m here to report that Bloody Elbow is reporting that MMA Mania is reporting that the card for the Affliction fuck-over event (dubbed UFC Fight Night 14) is shaping up:
205 lbs: Anderson Silva (21-4) vs. James Irvin (14-4)
205 lbs.: Brandon Vera (8-2) vs. Reese Andy (7-1)
155 lbs.: Frank Edgar (8-1) vs. Hermes Franca (18-6)
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez (3-0) vs. Jake O’Brien (10-1)
170 lbs.: Anthony Johnson (5-1) vs. Kevin Burns (6-1)
Note Brandon Vera at 205. Many people are talking about how hard it’ll be for him to hit this in time for the show, but Vera turned up in the UK with a bread basket, muffin top, and … well, you know. Insert various other assorted grain and pastry references here to imply that Brandon was looking chubbo instead of cutto.
Also worth noting is the (reported, since none of this is official yet) return of Jake “Blanket” O’Brien, who got the toss after failing to assassinate Andrei Arlovski’s marketability via brutal lay’n’pray. You probably haven’t seen his opponent, Cain Velasquez, yet, but do yourself a favor and check out his UFC 83 prelim fight. He’s another promising heavyweight and I look forward to seeing him whup Blanket’s ass.
Last but not least, they’ve got Anthony Johnson back against Kevin Burns. I was impressed at Burns’ ability to finish Roan Carniero but I doubt he’ll survive the beatdown that Johnson dishes out every time he fights.
So is this enough to make me watch the UFC over Affliction? Well, I’m kinda stuck here … unless Affliction sorts something out where I can watch their event over the internet, I can’t watch it live. So the decision has pretty much already been made up for me. Besides, Sylvia over Anderson Silva? That’s like picking the abstinent fat chick over the smoking hot DVDA porn star!