That’s right, boys and girls. It’s time for another Lone Star edition of the Downes Side! The eyes of the ranger may be upon you, but the watchful eye of the Nostradamus of MMA sees all. OK, it might not see all, but at least enough to be respectable.
They may not see all, but the fans inside the American Airlines Center will see one hell of a show. Live from Dallas, Texas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings you UFC 185. In the main event of the evening, lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his belt against Rafael dos Anjos. In the co-main event, Carla Esparza defends her women’s strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Don’t worry about looking behind you, it’s fight time!
Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo
The main card opens in the flyweight division with Chris Cariaso and Henry Cejudo. A technical striker who knows how to string combos together, Cariaso looks to maintain his standing as one of the elite 125-pound fighters after his second-round loss to champ Demetrious Johnson. Many think Cejudo, an Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, could be the next flyweight champion.
Anyone remember the comic strip Cathy? You know, the likable main character who just couldn’t figure out that whole “diet” thing? Well, that’s Cejudo. You want him to be a thing because he has so much potential, but he can’t make weight. Those troubles may prevent him from competing for the title, but it won’t hurt him here. Cariaso has fluid striking, but he lacks the ability to change the course of a fight. Cejudo has wrestling, power and speed. He takes this by first round TKO.
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