Thursday, February 21, 2013

Event Primer: UFC 157 - Rousey vs Carmouche

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Prelim (Facebook)

Welterweight - Nah-Shon "The Rock n Rolla" Burrell vs Yuri Villefort
  • Burrell's Style - Striking
  • Villefort's Style - Elbows
  • Prediction -Burrell by KO
Welterweight - Jon Manley vs Neil Magny
  • Manley's Style - BJJ, wrestling
  • Magny's Style - BJJ, wrestling
  • Prediction - Magny by decision
  • Thoughts - Both dudes have the same style and same record, and both were on the same season of The Ultimate Fighter. I think Joe Silva is trying to figure out if one guy is the palette swapped version of the other dude.
Welterweight - Kenny Robertson vs Brock "The Machine" Jardine
  • Robertson's Style - Wrestling
  • Jardine's Style - Grappling, striking
  • Prediction - Robertson by submission
  • Thoughts - I'm still waiting on Keith Lesnar to make his UFC debut.
Prelim (FX)
Lightweight - Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout vs Caros "The Future" Fodor
  • Stout's Style - Kickboxing
  • Fodor's Style - Freestyle
  • Prediction - Fodor by decision
  • Thoughts - I always expect Ben "Phoenix Jones" Fodor to intervene in one of Caros's fights. Maybe this time he'll show up.
Featherweight - Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez vs Matt "The Real One" Grice
  • Bermudez's Style - Wrestling
  • Grice's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Bermudez by decision
Lightweight - Michael "Maverick" Chiesa vs Anton Kuivanen
Heavyweight - Brandon "The Hybrid" Schaub vs Lavar "Big" Johnson
  • Schaub's Style - Football, striking
  • Johnson's Style - Punch
  • Prediction - Johnson by KO
Main Card (PPV)
Welterweight - Josh "Kos" Koscheck vs "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
  • Koscheck's Style - Wrestling
  • Lawler's Style - Punching
  • Prediction - Lawler by KO
  • Thoughts - A few years ago, this would have been a prime Fight Camp fight, American Kickboxing Academy versus Miletich Fighting Systems. Now, I just want Lawler to punch the heck out of Koscheck's weird, dumb head.
Welterweight - Court "The Crusher" McGee vs Josh "The Dentist" Neer
  • McGee's Style - Karate, BJJ, wrestling
  • Neer's Style - BJJ, striking
  • Prediction - McGee by submission
Bantamweight - Urijah "The California Kid" Faber vs Ivan "The Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar
  • Faber's Style - Brozilian Bro Jitsu, wrestling
  • Menjivar's Style - Grappling, striking
  • Prediction - Menjivar by submission
  • Thoughts - How crazy is it that Menjivar faced a debuting Georges St. Pierre at Welterweight and only lost the fight because the referee is a dingus? SUPER DANG CRAZY. Also, TEAM ALPHA MALE ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Light Heavyweight - Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida vs Dan "Hendo" Henderson
  • Machida's Style - Karate
  • Henderson's Style - Big Right Hand, wrestling
  • Prediction - Henderson by KO
  • Thoughts - My heart wants this prediction to come true so much. I BELIEVE IN HENDO
Women's Bantamweight Title - "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey vs Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche
  • Rousey's Style - Armbar, judo
  • Carmouche's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Carmouche by TKO
  • Thoughts - I hope that Dana doesn't scuttle the entire women's division if/when Ronda loses because he's a weird, creepy dude and doesn't think any other female fighters are marketable.