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UFC 139 thoughts and predictions


Let me first say that I love this card. Absolutely stacked. So stacked that the UFC probably should have considered watering it down to put some of the big names towards their UFC on FOX failure. I say failure because I felt the debut was awful. I was reduced to watching the prelims on a crappy stream while the one hour time slot was basically a hype show followed by a single don’t blink your eyes or you’ll miss it heavyweight fight. I hope they handle it better in the future.

UFC 139 is loaded with former champions. Faber, Cung Le, Dan Henderson, and Shogun are all former title holders in either the UFC, Strikeforce, or WEC. Stylistically, they all fight to please the common MMA fan and are battling for title contention. Wanderlei is just the icing on the cake. Guaranteed to see some brutal striking in every main card bout. Should be an excellent card and will likely be worth the $44.99 PPV fee.


Henderson vs. Shogun

Great match up and a worthy main event. Overall, I haven’t been impressed by Shogun since his switch to the UFC. Although he has won some key fights to stay in the picture, his cardio remains his downfall in my eyes.  Hendo is getting older but he is still capable of pressing the action at an impressive pace. No way Shogun can keep up. Also keep in mind that Hendo has never been knocked out and has quite the chin. I like Dan Henerson winning via some type of stoppage.


Wanderlei vs. Cung Le
Wanderlei Silva is pretty much damaged goods at this point. As much as I respect the guy, he’s been knocked out in brutal fashion one too many times. He always comes prepared to slug, but it never appears that he has a gameplan. This entire fight will be fought on the feet and Cung Le is a more well rounded striker. He’ll emerge the victor in a fight that doesn’t last 3 rounds.


Faber vs. Bowles
Two top 5 bantamweights. Could very well win fight of the night honors. Faber is non-stop and Bowles will gladly exchange. I think it will ultimately come down to experience, and Faber has more. He knows how to win fights and will outpoint Bowles in a fight that does go the distance. Faber in 3.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in MMA, TNell

 

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UFC 79 Nemesis… Make your predictions!

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With two incredible headlining fights in Hughes vs. GSP and Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva I thought this was the best card of the year.  Then I looked at the rest of it and tried not to cry.  I don’t mind watching no names beat each other up, I just don’t like paying to see it.  Anyways here are the matchups, leave your predictions in a comment and see if you can beat us.  If you do we will you win a prize! jk… Do it anyways though.
GSP vs. Matt Hughes (Interim Welterweight Champion)
Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
Lyoto Machida Vs. Rameau Sokoudjou
Rich Clementi Vs. Melvin Guillard
Soa Palelei Vs. Eddie Sanchez
Luis Cane Vs. James Irvin
Nate Mohr Vs. Manny Gamburyan
Jordan Radev Vs. Dean Lister
Roan Carneiro Vs. Tony DeSouza
Mark Bocek Vs. Doug Evans

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2007 in Author, Mazz, MMA

 

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Wanderlei Silva, Knocked The F*ck Out!

Wanderlei “The Ax Murderer” Silva got “KTFO” in a 3rd Round battle last night against Dan Henderson for the PRIDE Middleweight Championship, becoming the first person in MMA history to simultaneously possess two belts in two weight divisions.  Henderson rocked him with a spinning backfist…  The announcer called it “a finish worthy of Chuck Norris”…   Also Nick Diaz submitted Takanori Gomi in a phenomal battle and Frank Trigg posted a win.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2007 in MMA

 

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