Week 12 of the R.M.P.L.-UFC on FOX4: Shogun vs. Vera!

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Who do you think would win a rubber match out of Shogun vs Lyoto?

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  1. Shogun Easy. Didn't he win both times?

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  2. Lyoto. You will SEE winning both times...

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  1. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    (and without further ado)

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    Original opponent Chad Griggs was replaced by Wagner Prado, against Phil Davis.
    Wagner is a young Brazilian boasting an 8-0 record, finishing most of his fights by KO in round 1.
    Terry Etim was originally slated to face Joe Lauzon, Varner again replaces injured opponent.
    Last but not least, Heavyweight Travis Browne was removed from the card,
    after Ben Rothwell had to step out of the bout due to injury. ​

    4 Fight Main Card Includes:
    Maurício Rua vs. Brandon Vera for #1 Contender-ship @ Light-Heavyweight.
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader @ Light-Heavyweight.
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner @ Lightweight.
    Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson @ Welterweight
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    With a main-card full of past Champs and contenders, it would be hard for one to think this card will be anything like the last.
    Not to mention Phil Davis, Cole Miller and Manvel Gamburyan being on the under-card.

    MAKE your predictions easy to read as ALWAYS, and HAVE fun this WEEK.
    Not many predictions to worry about!!!
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  2. FarooqHakim

    FarooqHakim Dot Dorbal

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    Rua
    Machida
    Lauzon
    Swick

    How the fuck is the main event a number one contender match? I'm dumbfounded.
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  3. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Dana doesn't realize Brandon Vera's wife is tougher than him. Maybe a fight with Randy means more than we think? lmao, good to see you here though.
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  4. Jay Bee

    Jay Bee Boricua

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    shogun. I didnt even think vera was relevant
    machida
    lauzon
    swick

    I expect everyones pick to be the same

    I think shogun would win the rematch. He has machida's number and uses the kicks to his advantage
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  5. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    Maurício Rua vs. Brandon Vera
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
    Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson
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  6. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    Predictions

    Maurício Rua vs. Brandon Vera for #1 Contender-ship @ Light-Heavyweight.
    This one should look great for Shogun...
    Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader @ Light-Heavyweight.
    Interesting fight here. Lyoto is a great MMA fighter,
    but I'm not a huge fan by any means. Bader has a chance here.

    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner @ Lightweight.
    ANOTHER HARD ONE. Wow. Varner is the comeback kid right now,
    we better watch out picking Joe. Hard not to though,
    the kid brings SO MUCH energy to his fights.

    Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson @ Welterweight.
    Again, found myself leaning towards one guy,
    then picking the other.



    This night of fights should be VERY exciting, my picks are in white!
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  7. krowe23

    krowe23 New Member

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    shogun rua
    lyoto machida
    joe lauzon
    damarques johnson
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  8. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    so far
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  9. Makabreli

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    I can kinda see Shogun being given another shot because 1) who else is there that isn't injured? 2) there's a little appeal in giving the guy you took the title from a rematch and 3) the shogun fresh off surgery vs shogun after a few fights thing. but ufc's hard on for vera is the craziest thing in ufc history. he beats a couple nobodys and damaged goods at hw and people act like he's a fallen prodigy.

    anyway...

    shogun.
    Machida. if he can keep from being aggressive and getting cross countered. anyway, his camp has dealt with bader a few times now so there shouldn't be any surprises.
    lauzon. i enjoy what looks to be a jamie varner cinderella story but lauzon is one of those guys that at times looks almost unstoppable.
    johnson. swick hasn't fought since 2010 and has faced numerous injuries. if that wasn't the case, id pick him.
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  10. Makabreli

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    only things that would surprise me is if vera somehow won or machida lost by anything other than walking into overhand right/cross counter
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  11. FarooqHakim

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    This is the first time I think picking feels easy. I want Bader to win, but I honestly don't think he'll be able to figure out Machida. Machida is still a very frustrating and I just don't think Bader has quite the focus to be able to force Machida to think quicker than he can.

    Shogun should beat Vera. I think Shogun is overrated in the minds of many fans, but he should be able to beat Vera, Vera gets muscled around by people who can do that.

    To me Machida vs. Bader looks way better as a number one contender match. Machida did way better against Jones than Shogun, and Bader just beat Rampage. Shogun just took an L, even though it was a good fight. Vera's record in the octogon just doesn't make me believe he deserve a title shot before he wins at least 2 more in a row. The Light Heavyweight division has enough good fighters to where we don't have to give people a title shot after being on a one fight winning streak.
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  12. Makabreli

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    i can't believe jones already has to beat the same dudes twice.

    we have glover and gustafsson in the wings, but name recognition and injuries are problems.

    cormier vs jones wouldn't be so bad. people are already calling for him to drop and with his teammate cain in the hw mix, it might leave him with few options.

    chael could be moving up, and with his gift of gab he could easily skyrocket into the title picture.

    ionno, the most exciting thing to me is heavyweight fights for jones. he made the lhw division look like shit in a little over a year.
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  13. Jay Bee

    Jay Bee Boricua

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    this.
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  14. DogMeat

    DogMeat New Member

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    Shogun
    Machida
    Lauzon
    Damarques

    i thought shogun won the first fight and had machidas number in the second fight
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  15. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    4 MEMBERS yet to predict!!!
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  16. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    $wick i$ a got dayum G Mak, come on.

    EDIT: ALSO, I think BOTH Fights, Lyoto vs Bader and Shogun vs Vera, are #1 Contender bouts. Whoever wins better? I don't know but I'm pretty sure Dana said that recently....errrrrr, getting so confusing.
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  17. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    someone on BE made a comment that tied it all together for me

    bones is far too active, he fights more than most fighters, let alone champions

    he knocks down the pins quicker than the ufc can set them up

    the up and comers aren't ready for him

    gustafsson beat silva convincingly but he didn't crush him

    davis still can't mix strikes with takedowns so he'll get stuffed fastly by decent wrestlers

    lhw is fucked while bones is around smashing fools every few months
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  18. Makabreli

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    really they're hoping for an impressive performance.

    if shogun gets a boring decision over vera and machida bicycle kick kos bader, bet machida fights jones over shogun.
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  19. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    DON'T FORGET to GET YOUR PREDICTIONS in GUYS/GALS!
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  20. J Keeper

    J Keeper Super Jesus

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    Rua
    Machida
    Lauzon
    Swick
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