Not since UFC 146 has a UFC card had such importance in deciding the future of the UFC heavyweight division.

UFC 160, set for May 25 and taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, features two big fights that decide the title and the future UFC heavyweight title contender.

UFC 160’s main event consists of a rematch between current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. In their first fight, Velasquez was coming off a loss to Junior dos Santos where Velasquez relinquished his title. Velasquez was not a happy man and laid waste to Silva in a round that saw more bloodshed than a Mortal Kombat video game.

Silva is certainly coming off one of the bigger wins in his career after defeating Alistair Overeem by knockout in a surprising turn of events. Can Silva dispatch the memories of his last fight with Velasquez and produce yet another big upset, this time getting a UFC belt strapped around his waist?

In the co-main event, a UFC heavyweight title eliminator takes place between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt. Dos Santos has everything riding on this fight, as he has been promised the next title shot with a win. He will certainly have to work for it against former K-1 champion Mark Hunt, who has experienced a surprising surge to contender status since entering the Octagon.

The UFC 160 main card is rounded out with a light heavyweight battle between Glover Teixeira and James Te Huna and two lightweight tussles, one between T.J. Grant and Gray Maynard—a fight that also has title implications—and the other pitting Donald Cerrone against K.J. Noons.

UFC 160 kicks off with three fights on Facebook at 6:35 p.m. ET, another four fights on FX beginning at 8 p.m. ET and the final five fights live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET.

The MMA Corner’s very own Dale De Souza, Riley Kontek and Sal DeRose break down the entire 12-fight card in this edition of the Round Table.

LW: Donald Cerrone (19-5) vs. K.J. Noons (11-6)

De Souza: The fight between Donald Cerrone and K.J. Noons should, by default, lock in as a potential “Fight of The Night” contender. Both men love to strike more than anything, and both love to deliver excitement for everyone watching, whether live or at home.

Cerrone (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Cerrone will look to rebound from the first knockout loss of his career against Anthony Pettis, and Noons comes off a loss to Ryan Couture.

Many felt Noons defeated Couture rather clearly. Still, the bout turned in a razor-thin affair. Whether one felt Noons won or lost against Couture, it does not mean that he won’t oblige Cerrone on the feet. Remember, from a young age, Noons has been a student of the striking game, and only a few men have provided an answer for his kickboxing game.

Cerrone, a striking technician in his own right, can outgun Noons on the feet. Although Noons does not fight like Vagner Rocha or Jeremy Stephens, fans and experts know what happens when Cerrone breaks someone down and forces them to backpedal, even if it does not lead to a finish. The submissions of Cerrone will play an x-factor here, because while Cerrone does own the brunt of his wins by submission, Noons has not been submitted since 2002.

Against any other fighter, I would bank on a Cerrone finish by whatever method he chose, but beating Noons means outworking Noons. “King Karl” will hang on from bell to bell and keep coming back for more, but Cerrone’s well-roundedness will prove too much for the former Strikeforce lightweight title contender. Cerrone won’t get an easy fight, but he will get a unanimous decision victory.

Kontek: “Fight of the Night” contender? I think so. Strikeforce import Noons meets Cerrone, one of the busiest men in the UFC, in a bout that could produce fireworks and a memorable bout.

Noons has fallen on hard times as of late and is lucky he is even getting a shot in the UFC. His Strikeforce curtain call saw him lose to Couture, even though it could be argued he won that fight. Either way, a win is a necessity here or he could find himself out of a job.

Noons finds an opponent with a similar style in Cerrone, who will engage him on the feet for as long as he wants to bang. Cerrone is a Muay Thai stylist with a top-notch submission game. In fact, he may be best suited to going to the ground with Noons and looking for one of his signature tapouts.

Noons (L) (Jerry Chavez/The MMA Corner)

When this fight goes down, I see Noons’ boxing matching up with Cerrone’s kickboxing. Cerrone is on a whole different level than Noons, so I think Cerrone will outstrike him until the fight goes down (if it does). Cerrone wins this fight on points or via a late stoppage.

DeRose: There’s not much for me to add, since both colleagues have touched on all the relevant points.

Noons is a former Strikeforce title contender and has lost four of his last five. Although Noons has lost those four fights, they have been against top Strikeforce fighters: Nick Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Josh Thomson and Ryan Couture.

This is where you’ll see a major difference between the UFC’s fighters and those of Strikeforce. Cerrone is still a top-10 fighter, but his kickboxing is far superior to the boxing of Noons. When Noons faces someone with superior striking—as he did against Diaz and Masvidal—he tends to be overpowered and doesn’t have much of a ground game to rely on. Even if Noons were to rely on his ground game here, Cerrone, with 14 submission victories, is once again head and shoulders above Noons.

I’ll go with Cerrone. He is the far superior fighter, and Noons has certainly been in a funk—an entertaining funk, but a funk nonetheless. Cerrone by decision in a contest that probably wins “Fight of the Night.”

LW: T.J. Grant (20-5) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1)

Kontek: The lightweight division’s No. 1 contendership and a shot against Benson Henderson is on the line when Canada’s T.J. Grant meets former title challenger Gray Maynard. Grant has been a machine since dropping to 155 pounds, while Maynard has stuck around the top for most of his UFC tenure.

Maynard (James Law/Heavy MMA)

Grant was formerly known for being a jiu-jitsu player who needed to get the fight down to be successful. Lately, however, Grant has showed improvement in his striking, a credit to his recent Muay Thai training. In fact, his besting of Evan Dunham in a striking battle was impressive in itself.

Maynard is just one fight—a win against Clay Guida—removed from his two title bouts with Frankie Edgar. As we all know, the former collegiate wrestler drew in the first title bout before falling via knockout against the former champion in the second go-around. Maynard often uses his wrestling skills to stifle opponents, but lately his hands have been weapons of mass destructions when they connect on opponents’ chins.

On the ground, Maynard has the better wrestling than Grant, but Grant probably has the better submission skills. On the feet, Grant is technical, but Maynard has one-punch knockout power that can end things in an instant. My bet is that Maynard will catch Grant at some point and end it with strikes.

DeRose: Unless Grant gets the knockout, I don’t think there is much of a chance that he wins this fight.

He has good grappling, but going against someone of Maynard’s wrestling caliber—he’s a former Division I wrestler and three times an NCAA All-American—Grant doesn’t have that option to go to the ground.

Maynard’s striking, much like Grant’s, is improving, and lately it seems Maynard is taking the next step in his career by becoming more two-dimensional.

Grant (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

I don’t think either guy will finish the fight, but I think Maynard gets the best in the striking department and gets a takedown here and there to secure a unanimous decision win.

De Souza: Grant’s best chance appears to lie in his ability to outwork Maynard. It seems simple at first, but then fight time comes and Maynard proceeds to bully around his opponent like they’re nothing.

In a night full of underdogs, it seems appropriate that we would see Grant. As my fellow panelists have pointed out, Grant’s striking has certainly come along over time, and it showed recently. Aside from the win over Dunham, Grant also handed Matt Wiman his first stoppage loss since 2006. A win over Maynard would make Grant arguably a “Cinderella story” at 155 pounds.

That reads well on paper, but if anyone could make Grant’s 72.5 inch reach look irrelevant, it’s Maynard. Historically, Maynard’s wrestling shines against strikers and grapplers like Grant.

With a crack at Henderson’s title on the line, the only question I have about Maynard surrounds his cage rust. If he starts off slow against Grant, Maynard will fall quicker than he did in his historic fourth-round loss to Edgar. Give Maynard props for signing up to fight, but I will stand in the minority and say Grant gets the unanimous decision.

LHW: James Te Huna (16-5) vs. Glover Teixeira (20-2)

DeRose: Glover Teixeira and James Te Huna are two heavy-hitting light heavyweights, and this will probably end up being two guys trying to land the knockout.

Te Huna (L) (James Law/Heavy MMA)

Teixeira does have a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, but in his last fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Teixeira came out swinging and bested the striking of Rampage, who is a great boxer in his own right. Teixeira outpointed him throughout the fight and just plain outworked him on the way to getting a unanimous decision win.

Te Huna, on the other hand, didn’t really have as spectacular of an outing as Teixeira did. Te Huna had to rally back after a first round that saw him get clipped by a head kick from Ryan Jimmo. He then proceeded to take down Jimmo to secure rounds two and three.

Teixeira hasn’t really faced anybody who will focus on the takedown as their game plan, but his jiu-jitsu black belt should be enough to ward off Te Huna. If Te Huna does try for the takedown, expect a sprawl-and-brawl tactic from Teixeira which will spell the end for Te Huna.

All in all, I’ll stick with the favorite to win this fight and pick Teixeira by TKO in the third.

De Souza: Everyone stands a chance when the cage door shuts, but rarely does anyone ever sign up to stand across the cage from a light heavyweight of either Teixeira’s or Te Huna’s caliber. Teixeira stands as the most valuable prospect in the division right now and Te Huna stands as its most underrated, and that should hint at exactly why we love this fight.

How does Te Huna prove underrated? Think back to his four recent performances. After tapping out to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 127, Te Huna knocked Ricardo Romero and Aaron Rosa out of the UFC. That got people talking. Then he out-pressured Joey Beltran (a feat in itself) and, earlier this year, he rebounded from a scare against Jimmo and used his wrestling to snap Jimmo’s 17-fight winning streak.

Pretty funny that we mention Te Huna’s wrestling, because people forget that Teixeira initially planned to stand across the cage from a wrestler in Ryan Bader. Of course, they won’t forget Teixeira outboxing Rampage and taking him down at will. Still, they will question Teixeira’s performance against Rampage, partially because of the damage Teixeira took and partially because he did not finish the former champion.

Teixeira (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

Teixeira needed challenges like the one Rampage presented in order to truly deliver on whatever hype surrounds him. In the same breath, he will need the type of test that Te Huna brings in order to progress. I’ll say out loud that I see Te Huna giving Teixeira his biggest test to date. But in the end, I do see Teixeira getting a split decision win.

Kontek: The long call to bring Teixeira into the Octagon has been worth the wait. The man has been a destruction machine since signing on the dotted line with Dana White’s company.

Teixeira has world-class jiu-jitsu, but has instead chosen to display his power striking. His hands have been the reason men have grown to fear him. Had it not been for his concrete head and iron will, Fabio Maldonado would have been knocked out by Teixeira a half dozen times in their fight.

Te Huna has taken a similar path to get to the spot where he is right now. He has used power striking to dominate his opponents, as well as his rugby background to execute takedowns and stay on his feet. We will witness a test to see how sturdy his chin is when he fights Teixeira.

Te Huna was almost knocked out in his last fight against Jimmo. That showed he can take a hit. However, that was one strike and Teixeira will hit him with everything but the kitchen sink. Teixeira continues his destructive ways, knocking out Te Huna in the second round.

HW: Junior dos Santos (15-2) vs. Mark Hunt (9-7)

Kontek: Fans are salivating over the heavyweight co-main event, which will feature former UFC champion Junior dos Santos against the rapidly ascending power-puncher, Mark Hunt. It will put up a technical boxer with knockout power against a brawler with scary stopping power (just ask Stefan Struve, among other people).

dos Santos (James Law/Heavy MMA)

Hunt’s career resurgence has come under the UFC banner. The promotion almost didn’t pick him up in the aftermath of Pride, but Hunt has seized the opportunity and turned his career around. Despite dropping his UFC debut to the lowly Sean McCorkle, he has been knocking dudes out left and right. Chris Tuchscherer, Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve are all still searching for pieces of their jaw that were nuked off their faces at the hands of the New Zealander.

Dos Santos is coming off his title loss to Cain Velasquez, but previous to that he looked unbeatable. He was knocking out almost everybody, and the people he didn’t put to sleep looked like they had just gotten slapped around by an angry gorilla in a zoo. He has good takedown defense, but he has to do something about his cardio, which was exploited in the Velasquez fight.

Dos Santos has a great chin, but Hunt can send any man into a deep slumber at any time. Luckily, dos Santos is much quicker and more elusive. “Cigano” needs to stick and move, and throw in a takedown once in a while. If he does so, he’ll earn a judges’ decision.

De Souza: Every time I think of dos Santos, images of his wins over Struve, Gilbert Yvel and Gabriel Gonzaga come to mind. Those memories are followed by the image of him knocking out Cain Velasquez on the first Fox card. Fans should feel confident that he can do it again, but like Riley said, let’s not ignore the rapid ascension of the “Super Samoan.”

For those who still don’t buy into Hunt’s career resurgence, think about this: Hunt came into the UFC with a 5-6 record and lost to a then-undefeated Sean McCorkle. Three years and four fights removed from the loss to McCorkle, Hunt is facing the former UFC heavyweight champion as a replacement for Alistair Overeem.

Maybe dos Santos will cross paths with Overeem down the line, but he cannot overlook Hunt. Like dos Santos, Hunt loves to finish, especially if he’s finishing by getting a knockout. Unlike Hunt, though, dos Santos possesses an edge in takedowns, and if someone takes Hunt down, usually Hunt stays down.

Hunt delivers a left hand (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

With a potential title shot in the balance, expect the best from both men. Quite candidly, this fight only ends in the first round if either Hunt or dos Santos does something stupid, like dropping their hands early. However, with two serious chins and unquestionable hearts, this one will go into the third round. Barring an adrenaline dump or another case of failed cardio, dos Santos should take the TKO in the third.

DeRose: Hunt rallied for this fight, and it’s a fight he’ll get.

Hunt wanted top competition and he’ll certainly get it with former heavyweight champion dos Santos. Hunt has phenomenal striking credentials. He was a K-1 World Grand Prix champion in 2001. Although that was back when I was still in sixth grade, his skills haven’t deteriorated and seem to have actually grown better in recent times with back-to-back knockouts of Kongo and Struve, two very good strikers in their own rights.

Dos Santos is no slacker in the striking department and has some great boxing that won him a UFC title and helped him defend it against Frank Mir. Seen as unbeatable, dos Satnso was demolished by Cain Velasquez. It was the only time we ever saw dos Santos in a bad position.

Even though dos Santos is a BJJ black belt, I don’t see this fight going to the ground. Both guys will be more than happy to stick to their bread and butter, which is knocking the heck out of their opponent.

Hunt is well known for his upsets—Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Cro Cop in Pride, anybody?—but I can’t pick him here against someone like dos Santos. It’s hard to say one is better than the other in the striking department, but I think dos Santos goes to war here knowing full well the title shot is on the line and it’s his shot to lose. Dos Santos by third-round knockout in what will be a very bloody war.

HW Championship: Cain Velasquez (11-1) vs. Antonio Silva (18-4)

De Souza: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, for all intents and purposes, should not stand as a challenger to Cain Velasquez’s UFC heavyweight title. Despite wins over Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, the image of Velasquez’s destruction of Silva at UFC 146 remains as one of the most brutal images in MMA history. Only the image of what many see Velasquez doing to Silva in the rematch may prove more brutal.

"Bigfoot" (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

However, Silva not only earned the shot, but he did so as an underdog against heavy favorites Overeem and Browne. This recent resurgence from Silva has many believing that a “Dos Santos-Velasquez II” moment awaits us when Velasquez rematches Silva. Could it be the renewed faith in the reach of Silva? Do people think Velasquez will get caught trying to repeat the first fight, technique for technique? Whatever it is, Velasquez will come prepared, as always. He knows that Silva will look like a different fighter from the one he destroyed last year. Although fans saw Velasquez’s wrestling and ground work the last time out, Velasquez can always revert to his kickboxing in order to chop down Silva.

The great thing about rematches is that some can mirror the first fight, whereas others make you wonder if the first one really happened. Velasquez will face a different fight against Silva, but expect a similar result. The champ retains by second-round TKO after a flurry of lefts and rights.

DeRose: Personally, I don’t see this fight being much different from the first one. Not to say Silva is a bad fighter, but he has taken advantage of some golden opportunities—Browne’s injury and Overeem’s lack of respect for his striking.

Their last fight really does it for me. Velasquez utterly dominated Silva, and I can’t erase from my memory the image of the amount of blood that poured out of Silva’s face. Velasquez’s striking is just too good for Silva. Barring some sort of major mistake, Velasquez unleashes loads of strikes on Silva to take him out.

Velasquez (L) (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)

Their first fight is just too definitive for me to sit here and think things will be different. They won’t. Velasquez by knockout in the first or second.

Kontek: I echo Sal’s sentiments here. This fight will be a carbon copy of Velasquez and Silva’s first fight, which saw Velasquez dominate the fight and win in under a round.

Velasquez is better at every aspect of the fight game, minus submissions. However, Silva will not be able to get the vastly superior wrestler to the mat. That will leave him to either get taken down by Velasquez or box with the quick, athletic champion. Silva has a head like a beach ball, so it will be insanely easy for Velasquez to touch his chin.

This fight will last one round, be one-sided and see Velasquez defend his title for the first time. He will rock the Brazilian on the feet, ground-and-pound him into oblivion and walk away richer and more successful. Plain and simple.

Preliminary Card
FW: Estevan Payan (14-3) vs. Jeremy Stephens (20-9)

DeRose: Jeremy Stephens is on a three-fight losing streak and is definitely seeing his job in question with a loss here. The question, though, is whether or not Stephens will continue his recent trend of taking his opponent down. There’s also the question of how the new weight class will treat Stephens. Estevan Payan has shown that he has decent wrestling and decent stand-up skills, and his five-fight winning streak makes me want to pick him here. Payan by unanimous decision.

Kontek: Stephens is fighting for his job, and sometimes an animal with its back against the wall is most dangerous. Payan comes over from Strikeforce and is fresh off a spectacular knockout in the final event. Stephens and Payan will strike, which is dangerous for both men. Stephens will connect with one of his signature cruise missiles of a punch and win via knockout.

De Souza: After battling back and forth on this bout’s outcome, I’ll have to side with Riley, though Sal brings up a good point in mentioning Payan’s wrestling. Traditionally, all one needs is a “decent” wrestling game to frustrate Stephens, but Stephens will force Payan to stand. Unless Payan adapts, Stephens finds an opening and scores a mid-first-round knockout.

BW: Brian Bowles (10-2) vs. George Roop (13-9-1)

De Souza: Brian Bowles always brings a fight, but this will mark his first one since his UFC 139 loss to Urijah Faber. For his lasting outing, George Roop dropped to bantamweight and handled Reuben Duran. Sometimes Roop can rise to the occasion, but other times he can drop the ball. Expect the former as he outstrikes Bowles and scores a second-round TKO over the former WEC bantamweight champion.

Kontek: Dale makes a great point: Bowles has not fought since Jefferson was in the White House. On a serious note, Bowles takes on a scarecrow of a man in Roop, who is a great scrapper on the feet. Bowles has dynamite in his fists, and I think he will prove it with a mid-round knockout of Roop.

DeRose: I’m going to try hard to forget Bowles’ last fight, as he was utterly dominated by Faber over two rounds. Bowles gets a good gatekeeper fight here with Roop, who should be able to test Bowles. Bowles has great striking, but also has a slick guillotine that has earned him four wins. I’ll take Bowles by submission, and I’ll go out of my way to predict the type of submission: guillotine choke in the second round.

WW: Nah-Shon Burrell (9-2) vs. Stephen Thompson (6-1)

Kontek: Nah-Shon Burrell takes this fight on short notice, but he looked improved in his last outing, a barnburner against Yuri Villefort. Stephen Thompson is a kickboxer who had his ground game tested by Matt Brown in his last fight. Burrell has great boxing, but will use his takedowns to score points and stay out of Thompson’s wheelhouse for a decision.

DeRose: The fight really depends on whether or not Thompson’s takedown defense has improved from his last fight, even if it’s just a marginal improvement. I’ll have to agree with my colleague, seeing as how I don’t know if Thompson has improved in that department (against Brown, Thompson’s defense looked below average at best). Burrell by decision.

De Souza: The fan in me will always like watching Thompson’s style, but for all the style points, he still gives up some reach to Burrell. I’ll make this one a sweep in favor of a Burrell decision, but I will say that Burrell uses his reach to get it done. Don’t stand in shock if Thompson does take it, though. He carries as strong of an upside as Burrell.

LW: Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0) vs. Abel Trujillo (10-4)

DeRose: Do I really have to give my prediction for this one? Khabib Nurmagomedov has looked like an absolute beast in his UFC tenure. Whether this fight goes to the ground or remains standing, Nurmagomedov has the advantage. He’s a black belt in judo and a sambo world champion. He is also en route to being an undefeated 20-0 MMA fighter. Nurmagomedov by knockout in the second.

De Souza: Like Sal, I don’t see a need to elaborate on my pick, but I will anyway. Abel Trujillo brings a solid fight and can pull off an upset, but beating Nurmagomedov means pressuring him and picking him apart. Trujillo can finish Nurmagomedov, but he will bank on one shot to do so. This will cause “The Eagle” to wear Trujillo out against the cage and rain down with a hailstorm of strikes for a second-round TKO.

Kontek: Trujillo had an impressive UFC debut, but Nurmagomedov has been tearing through the lightweight division like a knife through butter. Nurmagomedov will grab a takedown, pound him on the ground and earn a stoppage. Make it 20-0 for the Russian prodigy.

WW: Colton Smith (3-1) vs. Robert Whittaker (10-2)

Kontek: TUF winners collide when TUF Smashes champ Robert Whittaker meets season-16 winner Colton Smith. Smith is a grinder that is basically a one-dimensional wrestler, but he is very good at that one dimension. Whittaker has a puncher’s chance, but his takedown defense will be tested. Smith takes a decision.

De Souza: Those who don’t like Smith’s wrestling could see Whittaker stop it in what might prove something of an upset. Whittaker brings experience and youth into this fight, but unless he can work some scary BJJ off his back, I must respectfully side with Riley and take Smith by way of a unanimous decision.

DeRose: Yep, if you’ve gotten this far, you can see my colleagues have already stated Smith’s grinder tendencies and how Whittaker will have to utilize some BJJ off his back to win. Since this is a prelim fight, what the heck. Whittaker has five wins by submission and one of those is a triangle choke. Whittaker by submission—and once again I’ll call the submission—a triangle choke in round three.

FW: Dennis Bermudez (10-3) vs. Max Holloway (7-1)

De Souza: Dennis Bermudez came off what should contend for “Fight of The Year” in his UFC 157 win over Matt Grice. If he wants another exciting fight, the versatile wrestler and TUF 14 vet need not look further than “Blessed” Max Holloway. The kid possesses tremendous upside in the long run, but right here, he is outgunned. Bermudez’s wrestling leads to a late first-round submission after a fun opening few minutes.

DeRose: Indeed, Holloway has some tremendous upside and really crazy striking. However, being the wrestler in this fight, Bermudez has the edge. He is going to shoot and shoot often, landing a few in the first. Then, in the second, he will take the advantage and pound away at Holloway. Bermudez by second-round TKO.

Kontek: Holloway is a young guy and has a great future in this sport. However, his biggest weakness comes in the wrestling department, which is Bermudez’s biggest strength. After absorbing some damage on the feet, as he usually does, Bermudez will plant the young Hawaiian on the mat and tap him out with a choke hold.

WW: Mike Pyle (24-8-1) vs. Rick Story (15-6)

DeRose: Mike Pyle is coming into this fight on a three-fight winning streak—all by knockout. Rick Story has a good chin and good wrestling, but he tends to get into brawls with his opponents. I’ll take Pyle, considering his last three fights have ended in knockouts. Pyle by TKO in the third round.

Kontek: This should be an interesting match-up. Story is a great wrestler, but so is Pyle. The winner of this fight will be the more well-rounded guy who can adapt his game plan on the run. Pyle’s experience, power striking, sprawl and all-around prowess is superior to anything that Story brings to the table. Pyle earns a decision here.

De Souza: I’m in the minority here. I see Story presenting more problems for Pyle than Pyle presents for Story. Pyle might appear to be a great example of a fighter who progressively improves with age, but unless he elects to out-grapple Story from the onset, he finds himself in trouble with the kid they call “The Horror.” Story takes a unanimous decision.

Top Photo: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Sal DeRose
Staff Writer

Sal hails from New Jersey and is currently training for his first MMA fight. He hopes to use his knowledge and insight to generate articles that interest and entertain you. Outside of MMA, Sal is a big fan of every other sport. He's a diehard New York sports fan, with the exception of cheering for the Packers.