Thursday, January 31, 2008
Ricardo Almeida, a.k.a. "Big Dog", returns to the dog house known as the Octagon at UFC 81, where he'll take a bite out of last-minute replacement Rob Yundt. When news broke that original opponent Alan Belcher had left the yard with his tail between his legs, the word around the kennel was that Almeida would have no one to play with - until Zuffa announced Yundt as the new chew toy. Has the Big Dog learned any new tricks since his last MMA outing nearly four years ago? Will Yundt be able to resist the urge to roll over and play dead? Or is he nothing but a hound dog? We'll know on Saturday!