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Combat Sport Super Fights: The Kumate

Recently, UFC's Lyota Machida expressed interest in fighting Glory Middle Champion, Artem Levin. Choosing to stand up with Artem in the middleweight division, I think would surely look worse than the time Anderson Silva debuted against a game Chris Leben. Other fighters that come to mind that would do some damage in the UFC are Canadian Super Middleweight, David Lemieux. At 25, his best may still be yet to come; having all the training connections to make transition needed in Montreal doesn't hurt either. With the power 32-2 (30) Lemieux hits with, no one in welterweight division who prides themselves in boxing or stand up, would be able to stand with him. Maybe Tarec Safferdine or Thiago Alves would take exception to that though, mixing in kicks. Regardless, it would be a good night for any MMA fighter to use their wrestling, force takedowns, GNP, maybe look for submission, take Lemieux out of his element. The idea of Artem in the UFC, or Lyoto in Glory, makes for an intriguing combat sports "super fight". Just like in boxing, as in the UFC heavyweight division, there seems to be a shortage of challengers. Tyson Fury has expressed interest in fighting Champion Cain Valesquez who told him to get in line. Imagine if Fury was debuting against the gatekeeper of the heavyweight division, Dos Santos. As a fight fan, the idea of a one night combat sport "super fights", mixing willing professionals, all who have expressed interest (except for David Lemieux) from MMA, kickboxing, and boxing so far would look like this: Artem Levin vs Lyoto Machida, Tyson Fury vs Junior Dos Santos, David Lemieux vs Nick Diaz, and Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones.

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