I went 9-3, which is pretty good. And UFC 161 doesn't look very interesting either, except for the Shields-Woodley fight has me intrigued even if it could be a potentially dreadful fight. I just want to see what happens grappling-wise.
I think Evans will beat Henderson because Henderson is too predictable as a fighter, has bad cardio and his 'world class' wrestling seems quite porous.
Nelson-Miocic? I really don't think Nelson is that good, but even so, why is he fighting a guy who is coming off of a loss to Struve (whom Nelson has previously beaten). Odd matchmaking. I would prefer to see Nelson vs Hunt... if not in a fight, at least in a KFC eating contest.
No particularly confident on these picks to be honest.
Preliminary Card (on FX):
Preliminary Card (on Facebook):
SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well
Also got Fitch over Burkman on the main event of World Series of Fighting 3 tonight.
and volkmann over fancy pants.
The Fitch v Burkman fight was short and sweet. Another dog has it's day!
So went 7-11, which isn't too bad. Put a small bet on the Facebook card as a parlay. My UK mate lost and I though that Yves lost too.
Not a great card over all but still enjoyed by couple of hours in front of the TV sunday morning. Next one should be better (in theory).
Anderson Silva vs. Chris WeidmanFrankie Edgar vs. Charles OliveiraRoger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Ricardo Lamas vs. TBADennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
Preliminary Card (FX):Mark Munoz vs. Tim BoetschChris Leben vs. Andrew CraigKazuki Tokudome vs. Norman ParkeRafaello Oliveira vs. Edson Barboza
Preliminary Card (Facebook):Dave Herman vs. Gabriel GonzagaSeth Baczynski vs. Brian MelanconMike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
Man, Dana White can rant with the best of them. He has a long (and IMO justified) frustration with the quality of referees (and judges) that the (corrupt IMO) Nevada Athletic Commission relegates to his fights. He may in part be bashing a competitor in the World Series of Fighting, and the action did happen very quickly...but when you look at how ridiculously long it took Mazzagatti to notice and react to an unconscious fighter even after the winner stood up...it makes you really wonder how these guys get their jobs.
Here's the epic rant in case you missed it...
Here's what he is referring to. For that suck-up commentator Todd Harris (5:06) to even complement Mazzagatti reinforces my disapproval of that chump. "Steve Mazzagatti was right on the spot, stepped in..." Complete rubbish.
Fitch disrespectfully just walking out = poor sport coward.
There's been some shocking refereeing over the past couple of years and nothing done about it. Bad stoppages, bad stand-up and I don't like the refs who feel like they have to continually speak to the fighters and tell them how hard they should be working. Seems like a lot of them what to be the stars of the show. A ref should be seen and not heard (except for warnings).
Very Forrest Griffen-esque. Anyone catch the betting line on that fight? That was probably a bigger upset then Bigfoot over the Reem.
Main Card:Anderson Silva vs. Chris WeidmanFrankie Edgar vs. Charles OliveiraRoger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Ricardo Lamas vs. TBADennis Siver vs. Cub SwansonPreliminary Card (FX):Mark Munoz vs. Tim BoetschChris Leben vs. Andrew CraigKazuki Tokudome vs. Norman ParkeRafaello Oliveira vs. Edson BarbozaPreliminary Card (Facebook):Dave Herman vs. Gabriel GonzagaSeth Baczynski vs. Brian MelanconMike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
Talk about a gimme fight for Edgar. Reminds me of Cody Mckenzie getting fed to Mendes.
Siver vs Swanson is ridiculous! Swansons a little more dynamic a fighter and I give him the slight edge.
Hoping Roger can get Kennedy to the mat, the guy is an absolute stud on the ground.
The Champ is Back!!! Time to put a violent halt on the Weidman hype train.
I'm going with Weidman... Sonnen had a lot of success against Silva, and I even picked Sonnen to beat Silva in the first fight because I figured he was the type of fighter who would finally beat Silva. However, Weidman is a better wrestler and more importantly, grappler, than Sonnen, is stronger mentally, hits a lot harder, and can probably even submit/stop Silva should he secure the takedown. I bought into Weidman's hype a long time ago but I've been waiting for Weidman to get a real test. Now he's got one.
I'm in Vegas for this card. Not sure if I'll get to go to the actual fights. Depends on tickets availability and price. Probably check out the Fan Expo that weekend ;-)
Anderson SilvaFrankie EdgarRoger GracieCub Swanson
Preliminary Card (FX):Mark MunozChris LebenNorman ParkeEdson Barboza
Preliminary Card (Facebook):Gabriel GonzagaSeth BaczynskiMike Pierce
You're in Vegas during that card and not sure you'll go the the actual fights....
Am Disappoint Son
I went to UFC 148, did the fan expo and I must say it got tiresome. The line-ups were painfully long even for the less known fighters. If you do decide to go, get there suuuuper early.