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#1
Posted: 9/27/2012 2:03:49 PM
I've had little to no time for write ups  again :(

Not a very good event prediction wise for UFC 152, the dog's were howlin' but I made some bad calls either way.


Last event: 4 - 8
YTD: 53 - 30


Jason Young   vs.   Robbie Peralta  

Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)

Tough fight to cap. I picked Young in Whipton's thread but I think I'll change my mind and go with Peralta via decision.

DaMarques Johnson   vs.   Gunnar Nelson 
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs (79.4 kg)


Good on DaMarques stepping up up on late notice, tons of respect for the dude and I hate picking against him. This is Gunnar's first fight in the UFC but he has been around combat sports from a very young age. He picked up Goju-ryu Karate at age 13 and how holds black-belts in both BJJ and Goju-ryu. DaMarques has a height and reach advantage as well as possessing some pretty feisty and underrated take-down defense. Gunnar's specialty is BJJ as he received his black belt from Renzo Gracie in 2009. Johnson's offensive grappling has always been underrated but he is prone to submission loses as he has 6 defeats by way of catch. Lots of unknowns in this fight, but gun to my head I'll drink the kool aid and go with Gunnar via positional ground and pound TKO in the 2nd.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 2:21:15 PM
Tom Watson   vs.   Brad Tavares  
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)

I didn't know that Watson has been training at Tri-Star in Montreal. That changes things a bit. At first I was thinking blow out for Tavares but after re-thinking Watson might have what it takes to win a striking match. Watson's "octagon jitters" should be offset by the fact he is fighting on his home soil. Another tough fight to call, great match making. I'll take Tavares via split decision.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 2:25:56 PM
Andy Ogle   vs.   Akira Corassani  
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)


Once again good match making, this fight should be pretty even but I like Corassani to keep it standing where I think he should have an advantage. Ogle is well rounded and made it quite far into the TUF house before being knocked out by the eventual winner. Corassani via KO in the third.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:26:00 PM
Jimi Manuwa   vs.   Kyle Kingsbury  
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)


Well I didn't have much time to look up footage of Manuwa, a bit of hype surrounding his UFC debut, he apparently turned down the offer to fight in the octagon twice because he thought he was not ready. I am staying away from this fight but
I'll go with Manuwa via KO in the first.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:26:45 PM
Che Mills   vs.   Duane Ludwig  
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

Che Mills should have little to no problems with Duane. Mills via second round TKO.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:28:00 PM
John Maguire   vs.   John Hathaway  
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

Former rugby player Hathaway takes this by UD.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:38:44 PM
Matt Wiman   vs.   Paul Sass  
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)

I want to pick Sass because I absolutely love his style. Sass' striking is very green and he seems to lack that explosive wrestling needed to take a guy like Wiman down, sure he can pull guard but Wiman should be aware enough to stop those lanky legs from locking on a triangle as Wiman has never been submitted and has tangled with aggressive grapplers like Jim Miller before. (although Sass' offensive grappling is on another level) This all being said it would not surprise me in the least if Sass pulled guard and somehow found a heel hook or triangle.

Prediction - Wiman by TKO in the third.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:41:03 PM
Brad Pickett   vs.   Yves Jabouin 
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)

Possible fight of the night, I don't agree with the lines as I think it should be quite a bit closer but I think Pickett will pick up the win on home soil via UD.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:43:24 PM
Dan Hardy   vs.   Amir Sadollah  
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)

Sadollah has never really impressed me, Hardy is quite underwhelming as well, however he is fighting literally a 10 minute walk away from his home in England and has been working diligently on his offensive and defensive wrestling, I think we'll see a improved and pumped up Hard Saturday and he will knock out Sadollah in the 2nd.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:46:13 PM
Stefan Struve   vs.   Stipe Miocic  
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Struve is a live dog, especially if he uses that reach properly. He is still young and is adding weight and muscle to his ridiculous  frame, he already has the natural leverage with his massive arms and legs so I don't think it will be too long before we see him knocking down/out heavyweights with a well placed jab. Still picking my boy Miocic to win via KO in the third.
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Posted: 9/29/2012 2:31:51 AM
Agreed on most of it, I like Sass to get that sub though and can't see Hardy knocking out Amir, but who knows.  Good luck crowat
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Posted: 9/29/2012 2:52:15 PM
good fight but tavares should have a UD here.
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Posted: 9/29/2012 2:54:57 PM
well I had that one spot on, good night so far *knocks on wood*
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Posted: 9/29/2012 3:57:44 PM

 

almost got your manuwa call dead on, kingbury was lucky to get outta that 1st.. i cant stand kingsbury, dude's such a fuckin retart wearing a fanny pack with a cigar in his mouth and tight behind ball-hugger shorts at the weigh ins.. complete idiot..

i always like reading your writeups cause it gives me some info on guys im not to familiar with such as gunner nelson so Thanks.. i went with Nelson, Manuwa, Corassani, Sass, Pickett, Hathaway and Mills.

tossin' $50 on Struve as my local has Miocic at -230 and Struve at +210      

Keeo up the Info and Best of Luck with your plays  

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Posted: 9/29/2012 5:14:35 PM
wow, by submission? Wiman is a beastttttt
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#16
Posted: 9/29/2012 6:21:13 PM
10 - 10 so far

Let's get this  Stipe.
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Posted: 9/29/2012 6:48:03 PM
almost a perfect card, I knew Stipe had gas tank issues but that was kinda pathetic. Good fights all around!
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Posted: 9/30/2012 11:17:15 AM
YTD: 63 - 31
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