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BONNAR GETS COLEMAN AT UFC 100

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We have many favorites here at Chicago’s MMA. And right near the top is Stephan Bonnar. “The American Psycho” will take on MMA legend Mark Coleman at UFC 100, according to MMA Mania. Bonnar’s first pro fight was at Ironheart Crown 3 in November of 2001. Less than 4 years later, Bonnar was involved in what many consider to be the fight that changed MMA history, a fierce battle with Forrest Griffin in season 1’s finale of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Now he gets to face the UFC’s first-ever heavyweight champion in Coleman, who is coming off a loss against Shogun Rua at UFC 93.

Like all of Bonnar’s fights, this should be a war. He’s 11-5 in his pro career. And those 5 losses? Lyoto Machida. Rashad Evans. Forrest Griffin twice. After the second loss to Griffin, Bonnar won 2 straight, submitting Mike Nickels in the 1st round at UFC 73 and then a 2nd-round TKO of Eric Schafer at UFC 77. His last fight was against up and comer Jon Jones at UFC 94, and he lost by decision.

Surely you see where I’m going with this. Jones is undefeated. Griffin had the belt and just lost it to Evans. Evans is defending his title against Machida. There’s not a bad loss on Bonnar’s record.

So not only will we get to see 2 title fights at UFC 100 plus Bisping/Henderson, we also get to see Bonnar against Coleman. And I’d bet we’ll see Bonnar get back in the win column.

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