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UFC 160 Official Plays(small write ups)
21-21 so far(clean sweep last card with some big plays has me in the +)
Play of the Card
I just dont believe Grant has seen the caliber fighter that Maynard has become, yes he is coming off of a long layoff but has been puttin in work. Lot of people say Gray didnt look so well against Clay Guida. Well, Guida simply doesnt make anyone look good. Especially with his Carlos Condit vs Nick Diaz esq "run n gun" gameplan he pulled against Maynard. Grant is on a decent win streak, however I feel he lost the fight to Dunham, and Wiman just simply isnt anything close to Top 20 in the LW Division. MAX PLAY here 10 units.
Maynard by KO/TKO +1030
There is simply too much value in this line not to sprinkle a 1/2 unit here. If Gray hits anyone besides Frankie Edgard, with those shots he hit Frankie with in the 1st round of both of their last two fights, they are GOING DOWN. I believe Grant has a decent chin, but does have that indominable will that Frankie possesses. We shall see, small play here but at +1030 there is value.
Bowles ITD -140
Yes yes yes, I know..the layoff. However Roop is simply outgunned here. Bowles will make short work of Roop, by Ko or Tko in 1st, maybe..maybe the second due to Bowles coming out slow from layoff.
3 Fight Parlay-Velasquez,Teixeira,Maynard
Velasquez will just be too fast for Bigfoot, although I like what Bigfoot has done and he can put guys away as well, he simply doesnt possess the speed to finish Cain, I believe Cain's durability and recovery will get him through a random big shot landed by Bigfoot. However, I dont believe Bigfoot possesses the chin or recovery to deal with Velasquez's combinations and speed.
Teixeira should have the edge in technical standup as he showed against an out of prime Rampage, however it was still Rampage. But I dont think we will see to much of Glover's standup for long, I think we will see an arm triangle in the 1st. Ala either a takedown, or knockdown.
Maynard, see above ^^^^^.
Borrowing this play from my man Sharpstick, was on the fence on this fight as I truly believe Thompson is the better fighter, but anything can happen if it turns into a slugfest with Burrell. However, this is still Thompson's fight to lose. 1 unit here.