Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mega Event Primer - 2 TUFs, Tony

TUF: The Smashes Finale - I didn't watch this version of The Ultimate Fighter, so I'm completely lost on a bunch of these dudes.  Whatever, that's never stopped me before!

Preliminary Card (FuelTV)

Light Heavyweight - Nick "The Quiet Assassin" Penner vs Cody "Donnybrook" Donovan
  • Penner's Style - Striking
  • Donovan's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Penner by KO
  • Thoughts - If Penner can knock out Butterbean, he can knock out Donovan.

Lightweight - Brendan Loughnane vs Mike "The Warrior" Wilkinson
  • Loughnane's Style - Punches
  • Wilkinson's Style - Wrestle-boxing
  • Prediction - Wilkinson by submission

Welterweight - Ben "Benny Blanco" Alloway vs Manuel "Chalate" Rodriguez
  • Alloway's Style - Punches
  • Rodriguez's Style - Submissions
  • Prediction - Alloway by punches because his nickname intrigues me.

Welterweight - Mike Pierce vs Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski
  • Pierce's Style - Wrestling
  • Baczynski's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pierce by furious, wrestley, decision

Light Heavyweight - Igor Pokrajac vs Joey "The Mexecutioner" Beltran
  • Pokrajac's Style - Striking
  • Beltran's Style - Punches
  • Prediction - Beltran by TKO

Featherweight - Chad "Money" Mendes vs Yaotzin Meza
  • Mendes's Style - Wrestling, Brozilian Bro-Jitsu
  • Meza's Style - Wrestle-boxing
  • Prediction - Mendes via Brolotine choke
  • Thoughts - Obligatory Team Alpha Male video.

Main Card (FX)

Middleweight - Hector "Lightning" Lombard vs Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares
  • Lombard's Style - Boxing, judo
  • Palhares's Style - BJJ, leg-murder
  • Alternate Palhares Names - Who's Omar Paul Harris, Rousimar Paul Harris, Paul Harris
  • Prediction - Palhares is going to remove one of Lombard's legs.
  • Thoughts - I hope these two squat, boxy men have a fun fight

TUF: The Smashes Lightweight Final - Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher vs  "Stormin" Norman Parke
  • Fletcher's Style - Submissions
  • Parke's Style - Wrestling, Judo
  • Prediction - Fletcher by submission

TUF: The Smashes Welterweight Final - Robert Whittaker vs Brad "Bear" Scott
  • Whittaker's Style - Striking
  • Scott's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Scott by KO

Lightweight - George Sotiropoulos vs Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson



TUF 16: Carwin vs Nelson Finale - I actually watched this season, but all the fighters were meh, so only the final round of the tournament is on the card, ha!

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Flyweight - Jared "The Jackhammer" Papazian vs Tim Elliott
  • Papazian's Style - Boxing
  • Elliott's Style - Muay Thai, wrestling
  • Prediction - Elliott by submission

Lightweight - Mike "The Wolverine" Rio vs John Cofer
  • Rio's Style - Grappling
  • Cofer's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Rio by decision

Bantameweight - Reuben "Hurricane" Duran vs Hugo "Wolverine" Viana
  • Duran's Style - Striking
  • Viana's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Viana by TKO.
  • Thoughts - Man, I kind of want to see Rio vs Viana for rights to "Wolverine" as a nickname

Preliminary Card (FuelTV)

Welterweight - TJ Waldburger vs Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone
  • Waldburger's Style - BJJ
  • Catone's Style - Wrestling, BJJ, boxing
  • Prediction - Waldburger by submission

Lightweight - Vinc "From Hell" Pichel vs Rustam "Tiger" Khabilov
  • Pichel's Style - Striking
  • Khabilov's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Pichel by KO

Bantamweight - Johnny "Brutal" Bedford vs Marcos "Vina" Vinicius
  • Bedford's Style - Wrestling
  • Vinicius's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Bedford by decision
  • Thoughts - Part of me wants Vinicius to KO Bedford so we can get another "Do you know where you are?" "Ohio?" moments from TUF (Bedford was in Las Vegas at the time he said that)

Welterweight - Mike "Quicksand" Pyle vs James Head
  • Pyle's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Head's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pyle by submission

Main Card (FX)

Featherweight - Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier vs Jonathan Brookins
  • Poirier's Style - BJJ
  • Brookins's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediciton - Poirier by submission

Lightweight - Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard vs Jamie Varner
  • Guillard's Style - Boxing, American Whu-Hit-U (Yes, best fight style!)
  • Varner's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Guillard by KO
  • Thoughts - I still hate Jamie Varner.

Heavyweight - Pat "HD" Barry vs Shane Del Rosario
  • Barry's Style - Kickboxing
  • Del Rosario's Style - Muay thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Barry by Leg Kick TKO
  • Thoughts - I'm glad Barry got ambushed and had his head shorn so maybe now he'll kick dudes way hard instead of looking for submissions.

TUF 16 Welterweight Final - Mike "The Martian" Ricci vs Colton Smith
  • Ricci's Style - Dapper
  • Alternate Ricci Nickname - "Handsome" Mike Ricci
  • Smith's  Style - Wrestling, Military
  • Prediction - Colton is going to do a bunch of wrestles and win a decision

Heavyweight - Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs Matt "Meathead" Mitrione
  • Nelson's Style - BJJ, Boxing
  • Mitrione's Style - Football, Kinda Crazy
  • Prediction - Mitrione by decision
  • Thoughts - Nelson's show to have a very good chin in his recent fights, so Mitrione won't knock him out, and