Rude Boy in UFC tomorrow

February 20th, 2009

Hilo’s Troy Mandaloniz is back in the Octagon for the first time since Dec. 2007 as he’ll open UFC 95 tomorrow in the United Kingdom in the first prelim match against Paul Kelly. Tough spot for Mandaloniz to fly all the way over to Kelly’s side of the world. He’s already dealing with being inactive for 14 months, but has been training at his gym on Maui with Kendall Grove as well as in Hilo with B.J. Penn.

UFC 95 is being shown tomorrow night for free on SPIKE on a tape delayed basis. Mandaloniz’s fight is one of the prelim fights, so there’s a chance it may not be shown. Both guys can be exciting fighters however, so you never know. Tune in and you might see it after all.

This is one of those UFC fight cards that lacks compared to the crazy ones it has put on recently. However, it’s a very intriguing main event for B.J. Penn fans. Diego Sanchez is moving down to 155 and faces Joe Stevenson, the man Penn beat for the lightweight title some 13 months ago. If Sanchez runs through Stevenson like Penn did, then he might immediately be the guy in line to fight the winner of Penn/Florian this summer. With Stevenson as a common opponent, we’ll find out how legit Sanchez is at 155.

UFC 95
Joe Stevenson (34-9) vs. Diego Sanchez (21-2)
Dan Hardy (20-6-1) vs. Rory Markham (16-4)
Nate Marquardt (30-8-2) vs. Wilson Gouveia (12-5)
Damian Maia (10-0) vs. Chael Sonnen (23-9-1)
Josh Koscheck (14-3) vs. Paulo Thiago (10-0)
Terry Etim (11-2) vs. Brian Cobb (15-4)
Junior Dos Santos (7-1) vs. Stefan Struve (20-2)
Mike Ciesnolevicz (17-3-1) vs. Neil Grove (7-1)
Per Eklund (15-3-1) vs. Evan Dunham (7-0)
Paul Kelly (8-1) vs. Troy Mandaloniz (3-1)

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One Response to “Rude Boy in UFC tomorrow”

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