Quick UFC on Fox Write Up

Discussion in 'MMA, Boxing & Other Combat Sports' started by DemiGod, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. DemiGod

    DemiGod Peef Rimgar

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    3 big fights tonight that could go a long way towards shaping 3 divisions

    BJ Penn vs Rory MacDonald:
    A lot of people have written BJ off because he's seemed fairly lack luster in the cage since his loss to Frankie Edgar (sans a quick KO of Matt Hughes) and Rory has absolutely been on fire. However, BJ Penn has fantastic take down defense and I believe he'll have a significant advantage standing. Rory is young and talented but I have to go with the old dog here. BJ Penn via 3rd rd submission.
    (lol I picked Rory in the RMPL)

    Mauricio Shogun vs Alexander Gustafsson:
    This should be a heck of a fight as both men are proficient strikers. If you asked me who would win this fight several months ago, I'd have given it to Shogun hands down, but after a somewhat underwhelming performance against Brandon Vera, I wonder how much Rua has left. He let Vera survive and score much longer than anyone predicted and Gus is a vastly superior fighter. Gus should be able to use his range and skill to pick apart the former champ.
    Gustafsson via UD

    Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz:
    I picked Nat in the RMPL because I want him to win, but I'm not sure how he does it. Benson is a strong wrestler who is very difficult to submit. Nate has shown vastly improved striking and has been on fire since he dropped back down to lightweight but I think Bendo is a tough stylistic match up for him. The only way I see Diaz winning is if Bendo straight up boxes with him. Otherwise, I see Bendo using footwork and leg kicks to frustrated Diaz in the stand up department and using his wrestling and ground n pound to stifle Nate's jiujitsu attack.
    Henderson via UD
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  2. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    really think think bj takes this for some reason

    don't see any way shogun wins. he has nothing left. happy to be proved wrong.

    heart says diaz, head says bendo
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  3. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    you were spot on here OTHER than BJ.
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  4. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    was wrong about shogun a little

    the old bastard has something left in him

    he won't be a contender again but he has a future in fun midcard fights
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  5. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    Shogun still has power no doubt.
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  6. DemiGod

    DemiGod Peef Rimgar

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    2 outta 3 ain't bad.
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  7. ukallday

    ukallday Active Member

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    Nate was no problem for Benson, cant see any of the current contenders beating him really.
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  8. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    benson is cool till he opens his mouth

    then he sounds like a cross between a drunk Inuit and Telly from kids.
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  9. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    Nate doesn't sound much better though^

    Toothpick in his mouth though (Bendo)? I still think that is badass,
    but what if he gets caught in something and it like stabs through his lip?
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