Friday, September 28, 2012

UFC on Fuel - Struve vs. Miocic Primer

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 UFC's running a free card from England tomorrow, which is good, but it's not on tape delay to the US, so prelim fights start at like 1:30 ET.  Normally when I do an event primer I cover the entire card, but I've got to be honest, there are a lot of dudes on the undercard that I don't know anything about (This isn't really that different from most cards, I'm just using it as an excuse to be lazy), so I'll just cover the main card.

Welterweight:  “Beautiful” Che Mills vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig

Welterweight:  John “the Hitman” Hathaway vs. John Maguire

  • Hathaway’s Style – Freestyle
  • Maguire’s Style – Gypsy Jiu-Jitsu
  • Prediction – Maguire via submission

Lightweight:  Paul “Sassangle” Sass vs. “Handsome” Matt Wiman

  • Sass’s Style – Jiu-jitsu, Luta livre
  • Wiman’s Style – Brazilian jiu-jitsu
  • Prediction – Sass by triangle/heel hook combo, since those are the only ways he wins fights.

Bantamweight:  Brad “One Punch” Pickett vs. Yves “Tiger” Jabouin

  • Pickett’s Style – Striking
  • Jabouin’s Style – Striking
  • Prediction – I’m taking Pickett by knockout

Welterweight:  Dan “the Outlaw” Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah

  • Hardy’s Style – Boxing, child fighting
  • Sadollah’s Style – Muay Thai
  • Prediction – Sadollah will outpoint Hardy to a decision.  He might do some wrestling to Hardy, too.

Heavyweight:  Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve vs. Stipe Miocic

  • Struve’s Style – Jiu-jitsu, tall
  • Miocic’s Style – Wrestle-boxing, baseball
  • Prediction – Struve with a submission on Miocic
  • Thoughts – Struve falls down in funny ways a lot
Check out Struve falling down in a floppy, baby giraffe heap after the jump!

Stefan Struve's "Batman" punch against Paul Buentello

Roy Nelson generates punching power from his impressive core

Travis Browne destroys Struve with a Superman punch