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UFC Fight Night
I'm at work and really not feeling it, so a UFC post!

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UFC Fight Night is coming up April 2nd. Here's the line-up with my picks for who I want to win, as well as some predictions on some of the fights.

Kenny Florian Vs. Joe Lauzon

I love to watch both these guys fight. They are both BJJ experts and it should be a firecracker of a match. Lauzon is the new blood, Florian wants to stop him and keep from getting pushed out of the 155 pounders.

Thiago Alves Vs. Karo Parisyan

Again, love to watch both these guys fight, but Parisyan is a jerk; so, I'm with Alves, again the new blood.

Matt Hamill Vs. Tim Boetsch

Hamill improved his striking remarkable when he fought Bisping (though he lost, I thought he should have won) and his wrestling is ace. Never heard of the other guy, so I'm assuming he's a can brought in to advance Hamill's stats or bust him up early on.

Kurt Pellegrino Vs. Nathan Diaz

Pellegrino, because the Diaz brothers have the market cornered on cocky, bad attitudes. They're both good fighters, but I don't like them personally.

Gray Maynard Vs. Frank Edgar

Edgar. He seems really tough, and he seems to be on the way up.

James Irvin Vs. Houston Alexander

Irvin, because Alexander is too focused on the "mad black guy" persona to respect the people he fights. He's tough, but to stand over your knocked out opponent with your kill face on like you are daring him to get up is being a royal jerk.

Marcus Aurelio Vs. Ryan Roberts

Roberts is a late replacement for Spencer Fisher, who would have been my fav (He's from NC), but now I pick Aurelio.

Josh Neer Vs. Din Thomas

Neer. Thomas has some sharp BJJ, but again, don't like him.

Jeff Cox Vs. Manvel Gamburyan

Manny is a short little bull and I think he'll overpower most people he fights.

Samy Schiavo Vs. Clay Guida

Schiavo, for no other reason than Guida keeps his hair too long and let's it hang in his face. It's stupid looking, like those Geico cavemen. But Guida will probably win.

Roman Mitichyan Vs. George Sotiropoulos

Meh. Sotiropoulos, I expect, will win, but I don't care either way.

Anthony Johnson Vs. Tom Speer

Who? Oh yeah, Speer is the farm boy off last season (The Ultimate Fighter)! I want him to win because he's very strong and a nice, easy going farmer!


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thunderslug From: thunderslug Date: March 26th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
You *do* watch WEC and WrECkage on Vs, right? Will help keep your fix in line, plus there's this kid at 135/145, Uriah Faber who is *special*
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 28th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
YES! I do! And, no, I don't. For some reason, my DVR didn't record the WrECkage on Wednesday (the day you posted this), but I DO keep up with it. Now I will have to wait for a rerun and MAKE SURE it's scheduled to record.

Urijah didn't fight on this one, but Brian Stann did. If you haven't seen him, he's a 205 pound Marine Lieutenant who has won all 6 of his pro fights in the first round, mostly by pounding the snot out of people's faces.

Jens Pulver recently moved out of the UFC after his loss to BJ Penn at 155 so he could drop down to his more natural weight of 145, which puts him right into contention with Urijah. A fight between them may be imminent, but if it is, I'm expecting Faber to win, although Jens would point out that he's undefeated at 145 (or so I seem to recall).

I've referenced it in my posts before, I'm sure, but if you haven't checked out Sherdog.com, it's simply the best place to read up on current MMA news, fighters, events (the events tab alone is worth a visit to the sight), and the forums are often entertaining.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 28th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
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