Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Event Primer: UFC on Fox - Henderson vs Melendez

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Preliminary Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Middleweight - Clifford Starks vs Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero
  • Starks's Style - Wrestling
  • Romero's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction -  Romero by TKO
  • Thoughts - Yoel Romero pulled off the best ankle pick in the history of takedowns.

Lightweight - Anthony "The Assassin" Njokuani vs "Relentless" Roger Bowling
  • Njokuani's Style -Striking
  • Bowling's Style - Wrestling, striking
  • Prediction -  Njokuani by KO
  • Thoughts - Remember that time Njokuani head kicked a fleeing Chris Horodecki? That was hilarious, mostly because Horodecki looks like he's twelve years old, and there isn't anything funnier than a child taking a head kick.

Bantamweight - TJ Dillashaw vs Hugo "Wolverine" Viana
  • Dillashaw's Style - Wrestling
  • Viana's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction -  Dillashaw by submission

Preliminary Card (FX)

Lightweight - Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means vs Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal
  • Means's Style - Striking
  • Masvidal's Style - Muay Thai
  • Prediction -  Masvidal by KO

Flyweight - Joseph "Joe B-Wan Kenobi" Benavidez vs Darren "BC" Uyenoyama
  • Benavidez's Style - Grappling, Joe-Jitsu
  • Uyenoyama's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction -  Benavidez by Joe-mission

Lightweight - Ramsey Nijem vs Myles "Fury" Jury
  • Nijem's Style - Grappling
  • Jury's Style - Kickboxing, BJJ
  • Prediction -  Jury by submission

Middleweight - Francis "Limitless" Carmont vs Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin
  • Carmont's Style - Grappling, stealing decisions from Tom Lawlor
  • Larkin's Style - Striking
  • Prediction -  Larkin by TKO

Featherweight - Chad "Money" Mendes vs Darren "The Damage" Elkins
  • Mendes's Style - Wrestling
  • Elkins's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Elkins by decision
  • Thoughts - Mendes is the highest Team Alpha Male on the card, so he gets the traditional TAM video link.

Main Card (Fox)

Welterweight - Jordan "Young Gun" Mein vs Matt "The Immortal" Brown
  • Mein's Style - Striking
  • Brown's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction -  Mein by KO

Lightweight - Nate Diaz vs Josh "The Punk" Thomson
  • Diaz's Style - BJJ, Boxing
  • Thomson's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Diaz by submission
  • Thoughts - I am surprised Thomson hasn't gotten injured in training yet, but there's still plenty of time!

Heavyweight - Daniel "DC" Cormier vs Frank Mir
  • Cormier's Style - Wrestling
  • Mir's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Cormier by TKO

Lightweight Title - Benson "Smooth" Henderson vs Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez
  • Henderson's Style - Grappling
  • Alternate Henderson Nicknames - Benson "And Hedges" Henderson, Benson "Bendo" Henderson, Benson "Robert Guillaume" Henderson
  • Melendez's Style - Wrestling, letting his Soul Glo
  • Prediction -Henderson by submission
  • Thoughts - Team Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (WHAT?!) is going to end up 0-4 in UFC title fights. Hilarious.