This October, Sokoudjou goes up against Buentello at the main event of Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 in what promises to be an entertaining fight filled with a flurry of fists and kicks. After all, between these two light heavyweight champions, they have a total of 30 knockouts and technical knockouts.
31-years old Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, better known as the African Assassin, is certainly a veteran of the game. With participation in prestigious competitions such as UFC, Bellator and PRIDE under his belt, Sokoudjo (16-13) possesses a considerable amount of experience. He had also participated in judo competitions during his early years as a fighter and even won a fair number of championships. He is famous for the incredible amount of striking power he possesses which also helped him earn some of the most famous wins of his career. At the Abu Dhabi Warriors 3, Sokoudjo will be gearing up for the 17th win of his career.
Paul Buentello, aged 41, is just as amazing a fighter as Sokoudjo. Often called the Headhunter, Buentello has participated in a number of famed competitions since beginning his professional career in 1997. He is considered to be among the legends of the Mixed Martial Arts and with good reason. He has fought for the Bellator, UFC, Strikeforce, Sjhark Fights, Affliction and King of the Cage. He is, in fact, the former Heavyweight Champion of King of the Cage and was the heavyweight title challenger in Stikeforce and UFC. Over his varied career, he has gone up against some of the biggest names in the business including, Struve, Kongo, Overeem, Arlovski and Abbot.
The fight with Sokoudjou at Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 will certainly be a match to remember for Buentello. It will be his 50th professional fight and his debut fight for Abu Dhabi Warriors. Out of his 49 matches previously, Buentello has won 33. He has won 4 of his last five fights. Sokoudjo, on the other hand, has only won 2 of his last 5 matches.
There are two other main cards at the Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 event. The fight between Max Nunes and Fabricio Monteiro is certain to be an entertaining one. Fabricio ‘Pitbull’ Monteiro will certainly want to increase his reputation in Abu Dhabi considering he has already become a part of the Jiu-Jitsu scene there. He is a former member of the famed camp, Evolve MMA. While Monteiro seems formidable, Max ‘Power’ Nunes is no mean talent himself with his record of 15 wins and 3 losses. Moreover, he has won 3 of his last five fights while Monteiro scrapped up only 2 wins in his last five bouts. Another interesting card has been declared with Waylon Lowe going up against Vaso Bakočević.
The Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 is sure to be an entertaining event with cards such as these. Lovers of the sport will surely recall the old proverb that the bigger you are, the harder you will fall. That seems quite likely, especially with Sokoudjou going up against Buentello.
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