Friday, February 1, 2013

Event Primer - UFC 156

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Prelims (Facebook)

Bantamweight - Edwin "El Feroz" Figueroa vs Francisco "Cisco" Rivera
  • Figueroa's Style - Striking
  • Rivera's Style - Striking
  • Prediction -  Figueroa by KO

Bantamweight - Chico "The King" Camus vs Dustin "The Diamond" Kimura
  • Camus's Style - Striking, Existentialism
  • Style - Submissions (But no kimuras? What in all of the hecks, man?)
  • Prediction - Camus via getting Kimura to contemplate the nothingness of the universe by way of extensive face punches

Prelims (FX)

Lightweight - Yves Edwards vs Isaac Ville-Flagg

Lightweight - Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann vs Bobby "King" Green
  • Volkmann's Style - Wrestling
  • Green's Style - Hood
  • Prediction - Green by decision
  • Thoughts - I hope Volkmann manages to wrangle a live microphone so he can get another Secret Service visit.

Welterweight - Tyron "The Chosen One' Woodley vs Jay "Thoroughbred" Hieron

Lightweight - Gleison Tibau vs Evan Dunham
  • Tibau's Style - Wrestling, BJJ, cutting weight
  • Unofficial Tibau Nickname - Gleison "Tim" Tibau
  • Dunham's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Tibau by decision

Main Card (PPV)

Flyweight - Joseph Benavidez vs Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall
  • Benavidez's Style - Wrestling, Brozlian Bro Jitsu
  • McCall's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Benavidez by submission (Brollotine choke)
  • Thoughts - Obligatory Team Alpha Male video

Welterweight - Jon Fitch vs Demian Maia

Heavyweight - Alistair "The Reem" Overeem vs Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva

Light Heavyweight - "Suga" Rashad Evans vs Antonio Rogerio "Minotouro" Nogueira
  • Evans's Style -Wrestling, boxing
  • Nogueira's Style - BJJ, boxing
  • Prediction -Evans by KO
  • Thoughts - More like LOL Nog

Main Event: Featherweight Title - Jose "Junior" Aldo vs Frankie "The Answer" Edgar
  • Aldo's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ, buying suits
  • Edgar's Style - Wrestling, Boxing
  • Edgar's Real Nickname - Frankie "Two Times" Edgar
  • Prediction - Edgar by TKO
  • Thoughts -  I can't wait for rounds 6 - 10 in like six months!