Eddie Alvarez and Nick Thompson will meet this weekend on the Lindland-Emelianenko undercard. I think this is an awesome match-up for both fighters. 1) Alavarez gets to prove himself against a 'tough-as-nails' opponent, while Thompson gets to re-establish himself if he wins decisively against an udefeated up-and-comer. How do you guys think this will go down? I'm rooting for Thompson because he's a good guy and really needs this win, imo.
Although Thompson has been on a tear since his disappointing defeat to Parisyan, Alvarez, has a string of impressive wins over tough opponents like Aaron Riley, Derrick Noble, and an always game Chris Schlesinger.