Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Event Primer - UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold

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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.