Recap: UFC 96 just OK
The fights were all right, although nothing spectacular. The only real development from the show was that Rampage was officially named the No. 1 contender for the light heavyweight title. Carwin also moved up the heavyweight rankings, but how far remains to be seen.
Of course, the biggest news to come out of this weekend was the announcement of Frank Mir’s injury and the delay of the Brock Lesnar-Mir fight. The two will battle for the heavyweight title at UFC 100 now. Rashad Evans-Quinton Jackson is the new likely main event for UFC 98. I like the addition of Lesnar-Mir for UFC 100 and I can’t wait for Evans-Jackson. Hopefully that will happen at UFC 98 but that would be a very quick turnaround for Jackson.