Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo, UFC 169, 1 February 2014
Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo is a bitter sweet fight between two incredible lightweights. This is an absolutely explosive and shocking fight that will have fight fans and critics watching with eyes and mouths wide open.
Jamie Varner was the former WEC lightweight champion. He was at the top of the sport, at the top of his abilities, and at the top of the world. A series of consecutive losses saw Jamie Varner fall from grace. What makes a warrior is the fight back to the top.
Jamie Varner suffered a huge dip in his career after losing the WEC Lightweight Championship. He spent 2011 and 2012 fighting outside of Zuffa, clawing his way back to the top (Jamie Varner The Warrrior). After fighting his way back into the UFC, Jamie Varner shocked the world in 2012 with an Upset of the Year win against Edson Barboza. Unfortunately, the UFC lightweight division is not an easy division to be in. Jamie Varner suffered losses against phenomenal lightweight fighters like Joe Lauzon and Gleison Tibau.
Coming into Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo, Jamie is on a 2-2 record since joining the UFC. He is fighting for a top position in the lightweight division. He is fighting for his job. He is fighting for his legacy.
Abel Trujillo has shown himself to be a dangerous fighter with explosive power. His first win in the UFC came by TKO knees to the body. Coming into this fight, Abel Trujillo recently defeated Roger Bowling via TKO punches.
Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo was a fight that would determine whether Jamie Varner still had the ability to be a top lightweight contender in the UFC. At the same time, the UFC match-makers were testing Abel Trujillo to see if he had the skills and determination to beat a tough and crafty MMA veteran.
Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo leaves fight fans with an increased sense of respect for both fighters. Be sure to watch this fight right here.
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