Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Event Primer - UFC 160

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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)