Top 5 Fights #2 – Boser v Yager: Unified MMA 28
Unified MMA Heavyweight Champ Tanner Boser is out to prove he is UFC ready this weekend when he defends his crown against the uber tough Joey Yager.
Boser, the 25-year old Canadian prospect, is 10-2 in his pro career, having victories over UFC veteran Tim Hague, and MMA journeyman Tony Lopez. “The Bulldozer” has proven he can finish fights with six knockouts and two submissions, while also showcasing his stamina in his 25 minute war against Lopez this past June.
While the Canadian has certainly had his setbacks, it is clear he has the talent to compete at the sport’s highest level, and this weekend’s battle is an absolute must win if he hopes to join UFC’s roster.
Standing in his way will be Joey Yager, a 34 year old behemoth from Arizona that really has no business competing against a young stud like Boser. “Yagerbombz” is far from the prolific finisher Boser is, taking home only three finish victories in 11 career wins.
In his career, Yager has fought some notable names, and has lost to every single one of them. Brandon Halsey, Clifford Starks, and Marcus Sursa have all defeated Yager in the last three years. To his credit, the Heavyweight has defeated Tony Lopez in back to back impressive performances.
In all honesty, this should be a showcase title defense for Boser where he makes his statement to UFC brass that he is ready for the limelight. Will he fold under pressure, or come out victorious?