The co-main event of the UFC 150: "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" pay-per-view (PPV) set to take place tonight (Sat., Aug. 11, 2012) from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, features two exciting lightweight warmongers squaring off, as Donald Cerrone takes on Melvin Guillard.
The timing is right. Cerrone put in a listless performance in a loss to Nate Diaz before rebounding with a strong win over Jeremy Stephens. Guillard followed a similar pattern, getting choked out by Jim Miller in two minutes before coming back smarter in a decision win over Fabricio Camoes.
The match-up is right, too. Cerrone loves to stand and trade punches, despite his superior submission skills that will undoubtedly have Guillard sweating bullets (though not enough to actually make weight for the fight). And we all know the power "The Young Assassin" possesses and puts to such great use every now and again.
The potential for greatness is there. The friendship between the two isn't getting in the way, either. Here's how Cerrone described it:
"Is the friendship going to conflict with the fight? Absolutely not. Y'all want to see fireworks, it's going down. It's not like I'm going to hit him less because I know him."
Guillard gives his take:
"Donald called me and was like, 'I guess we're going to have to scrap it out, bro.' And I was like, 'alright, let's do it.' I grew up fighting with my brothers all the time. Fighting a close friend, you know, in the neighborhood you get into a street fight, you're still boys the next day."
Let's hope this isn't just pillow talk and it's bombs away when the referee tells them to get it on tonight.
UFC 150 will be headlined by Ben Henderson defending his lightweight championship against the man he won it from earlier this year, Frankie Edgar. The show will also see Jake Shields take on Ed Herman and Yushin Okami square off against Buddy Roberts.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, August 11, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8:00 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.