Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Event Primer - UFC 160

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's the writing equivalent of David "The Can" Correa.

Preliminary Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Featherweight - Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens vs Estevan "El Terrible" Payan

Bantamweight - Brian Bowles vs George Roop
  • Bowles's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Roop's Style - Striking, Being a scarecrow
  • Prediction - Bowles by submission

Welterweight - Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson vs Nah-Shon "The Rock-N-Rolla" Burrell
  • Thompson's Style - Karate
  • Burrell's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Thompson by KO
  • Thoughts - Hopefully Thompson wins and can fight Jordan Mein to crown the "We got our hype trains derailed by the penny on the tracks known as Matt 'the Immortal' Brown" champion. My money's on Mein, for the record.

Preliminary Card (FX)

Lightweight - Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov vs Abel "Killa" Trujillo
  • Nurmagomedov's Style - Sambo, judo, kickboxing
  • Trujillo's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Nurmagomedov by submission
  • Thoughts - I wonder what trolling shirt Nurmagomedov will wear to the weigh-ins. Also, he better pair it with his giant, furry hat. Additional also, is it just me, or are like 90% of the cool/good Russian mixed martial artists guys from Dagestan?

Welterweight - Colton Smith vs Robert Whittaker
  • Smith's Style - Wrestling
  • Whittaker's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Smith by decision

Featherweight - Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez vs Max "Blessed" Holloway
  • Bermudez's Style - Wrestling
  • Holloway's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Holloway by TKO

Welterweight - Mike "Quicksand" Pyle vs Rick "The Horror" Story
  • Pyle's Style - BJJ
  • Story's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Pyle by KO

Main Card (PPV)

Lightweight - Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs "King Karl" KJ Noons

Lightwweight - Gray "The Bully" Maynard vs TJ Grant
  • Maynard's Style - Wrestling
  • Grant's Style - BJJ
  • Horrible Unofficial Grant Nickname - TJ "Don't Take Me For" Grant"-Ed"
  • Prediction - Grant by TKO
  • Thoughts - I know the winner is supposed to get a shot at Bendo's title, but I want Grant to grow a fuller beard and then have him, Pat Healy, and Jim Miller in a San-Do match.

Light Heavyweight - Glover Teixeira vs James Te-Huna
  • Teixeira's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Te-Huna's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Teixeira by KO

Heavyweight - Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos vs Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt
  • Dos Santos's Style - Boxing
  • Hunt's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Hunt by KO
  • Thoughts - MAAAAAAAAAARK HUUUUUUUUUUNTOOOOOOOO is going to get a UFC Heavyweight title shot after he wins this fight, and then he'll win the UFC Heavyweight title and world peace will be acheived. BELIEVE IN MARK HUNT!

Heavyweight Title - Cain Velasquez vs Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva
  • Velasquez's Style - Wrestling
  • Silva's Style - BJJ, Muay Thai
  • Prediction - Velasquez by TKO (Same as last time, though probably slightly less messy)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Event Primer - UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that doesn't understand how Pancrase never had rampant eye poking problems.

Preliminary Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Lightweight - Lucas "Mineiro" Martins vs Jeremy Larsen
  • Martins's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Martins's Nickname Translated - Lucas "Guy From Minas Gerais What Speaks the Dialect of Mineiro" Martins
  • Larsen's Style -  Striking
  • Prediction - Martins by TKO

Flyweight - Jussier "Formiga" da Silva vs Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso
  • da Silva's Style - BJJ
  • da Silva's Translated Nickname - Jussier "Ant" da Silva
  • Cariaso's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - The Ant-Man via submission
  • Thoughts - Cariaso looks like a goblin-man. It is quite disconcerting.

Flyweight - John "Mao-de-Pedra" Lineker vs Azamat "Tough Guy" Gashimov
  • Lineker's Style - Punchin'
  • Lineker's Translated Nickname - John "Hands of Stone" Lineker
  • Gashimov's Style - Wrestling 
  • Alternate Gashimov Nickname - Azamat "Dagestani Hacksaw" Gashimov
  • Prediction -  Lineker by KO
  • Thoughts - Yay, back-to-back flyweight prelim fights! Should be super rad!

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)

Light Heavyweight - Fabio Maldonado vs Roger "The Hulk" Hollett
  • Maldonado's Style - Boxing
  • Hollett's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Maldonado by TKO 
  • Thoughts - I love Maldonado's body shots, I don't care what that big metal jerk, Jack Slack, says about Fabio's boxing, tummy punches are the best.

Bantamweight - Yuri "Marajo" Alcantara vs Iliarde Santos
  • Alcantara's Style -BJJ
  • Alcantara's Nickname Translated - Yuri "Dude from the Island of Marajo" Alcantara
  • Santos's Style -  BJJ
  • Prediction -  Santos by decision

Welterweight - Paulo Thiago vs Michel "Trator" Prazeres
  • Thiago's Style - Grappling, Cop
  • Prazeres's Style -BJJ
  • Prazeres's Nickname Translation - Michel "Tractor" Prazeres
  • Prediction - Thiago by decision

Lightweight - Gleison Tibau vs John Cholish
  • Tibau's Style - Wrestling, cutting weight
  • Cholish's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Tibau by decision

Lightweight - Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo vs Mike "The Wolverine" Rio
  • Trinaldo's Style - Punching
  • Trinaldo's Nickname Translated - Francisco "Some Grumpy Sitcom Character" Trinaldo
  • Rio's Style -  Wrestling, grappling
  • Trinaldo by KO

Featherweight - Hacran "Barnabe" Dias vs Nik "The Carny" Lentz
  • Dias's Style - Grappling
  • Dias's Nickname Translated - Hacran "Civil Servant" Dias
  • Lentz's Style - Grappling 
  • Prediction -  Lentz by decision
  • Thoughts - Carnies are not to be trusted, always remain vigilant around a carny.

Main Card (FX)

Middleweight - Rafael "Sapo" Natal vs Joao "The Brazilians Samurai" Zeferino
  • Natal's Style - Grappling, tennis 
  • Natal's Nickname Translated - Rafael "Frog" Natal
  • Zeferino's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Natal by submission

Lightweight - Rafael Dos Anjos vs Evan Dunham
  • Dos Anjos's Style - BJJ
  • Dunham's Style - BJJ, not being Lena Dunham
  • Prediction - Dos Anjos by submission

Middleweight - Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs Chris Camozzi
  • Souza's Style - BJJ, bein' a alligator-man
  • Souza's Nickname Translated - Ronaldo "Regional Chris Kaman" Souza
  • Camozzi's Style - Muay Thai
  • Alternate Camozzi Nickname - Chris "Ini the Hot Stepper" Camozzi
  • Prediction - Souza by submission 
  • Thoughts - It's gonna be cool to see Souza do his gator chomp 'n' crawl around Bruce Buffer and Joe Silva

Middleweight - Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort vs Luke Rockhold
  • Belfort's Style - Boxing
  • Rockhold's Style - Kickboxing, Surfing
  • Prediction -Rockhold by TKO
  • Thoughts - Rockhold has the best hair in all of MMA. I dare anyone to dispute this or present an argument for anyone else.