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UFC 83: Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Serra Is No Anderson Silva vs. Daiju Takase

The UFC welterweight title will be on the line when Georges St-Pierre takes on Matt Serra at UFC 83. Serra won the first time they fought, but it's hard to find anyone who thinks he'll win again.

There are two fighters in MMA, St-Pierre and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who have an aura of invincibility around them, and who are generally considered the two best in the sport. Dave Doyle of Yahoo compiles a poll each month of the best pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world, and in the most recent poll, only two fighters got first-place votes, Silva, who ranked No. 1, and St-Pierre, ranked No. 2. People treat those two like they're unbeatable.

But they're not, and you can't blame Serra that he's growing increasingly annoyed with each passing day that no one gives him a chance. The way people talk about St-Pierre vs. Serra, it's almost as if we're getting ready for a rematch of Silva and Daiju Takase.

Takase, for those who don't know, is the mediocre fighter with the 7-11-1 career record who somehow, inexplicably, beat Silva in 2003. It was a result that made no sense, and if Takase and Silva ever fought again, well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty for Takase.

Matt Serra, however, is no Daiju Takase. I don't think Serra is going to beat St.-Pierre Saturday night, but I don't think it's impossible, either. And as we get closer to the fight and as virtually everyone says Serra has no shot, I find myself more inclined to root for Serra, the champion no one gives a chance.

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