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Turning mat men into stand-up guys

Updated: March 15, 2011, 8:38 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Not much attention is being paid to Ricardo Almeida and Mike Pyle heading into their welterweight showdown on Saturday night at UFC 128 in Newark, N.J. However, the winner will take a giant step toward significance in the 170-pound division.

This fight is significant for another reason, though: Because of the fighters' styles -- and the men who helped instill them -- the match could offer a preview of what fans will see at UFC 130 on May 28, when lightweight champion Frankie Edgar ...

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