Friday, January 18, 2013

Event Primer - UFC on FX: Bisping vs Belfort

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Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Lightweight - Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo vs CJ Keith
  • Trinaldo's Style - Kickboxing
  • Keith's Style - Wrestling,
  • Prediction -  Trinaldo by TKO

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

Light Heavyweight - Wagner "Caldeirao" Prado vs Ildemar "Marajo" Alcantara
  • Prado's Style - Striking
  • Alcantara's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Prado by decision

Bantamweight - Yuri "Marajo" Alcantara vs Pedro "The Rock" Nobre
  • Alcantara's Style - BJJ
  • Nobre's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Prediction - Alcantara with a submission

Lightweight - Edson "Junior" Barboza vs Lucas "Mineiro" Martins
  • Barboza's Style - Muay Thai
  • Martins's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Prediction - Barboza by KO
  • Thoughts - Barboza, to quote the amazing Pat "Hype or Die" Barry "THROWS THUNDA"

Featherweight - Diego "The Gun" Nunes vs Nik "The Carny" Lentz
  • Nunes's Style - BJJ, striking
  • Lentz's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Prediction - Nunes by decision

Middleweight - Ronny Markes vs Andrew Craig
  • Markes's Style - BJJ
  • Craig's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Prediction - Craig by decision

Featherweight - Godofredo "Pepey" Castro vs Milton "Miltinho Vieira
  • Castro's Style - BJJ
  • Vieira's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Vieira by decision

Main Card (FX)

Lightweight - Thiago Tavares vs Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov
  • Tavares's Style - BJJ, Muay Thai
  • Nurmagomedov's Style - Sambo, wrestling
  • Prediction - Nurmagomedov by TKO

Heavyweight - Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga vs "Big" Ben Rothwell
  • Gonzaga's Style - BJJ, striking
  • Rothwell's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Rothwell by KO
  • Thoughts - This should be a good fight between a guy that vlogs and a guy that punches people into memes.

Middleweight - Daniel Sarafian vs CB "The Doberman" Dolloway
  • Sarafian's Style - Judo, karate, BJJ
  • Dolloway's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Prediction - Sarafian by submission
  • Thoughts - His name is Clarence Byron.

Middleweight - Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort vs Michael "The Count" Bisping
  • Belfort's Style - Boxing (Rabbit punches), BJJ
  • Bisping's Style - Kickboxing, defensive wrestling
  • Prediction - Bisping by decision
  • Thoughts - Part of me really wants Belfort to KO Bisping with a flurry of questionably-placed punches. On the other hand, if Bisping wins, he'll probably get a shot at Anderson Silva, and seeing a cool knockout preceded by several minutes/rounds of dancing by Silva would be awesome, too.