Thursday, June 13, 2013

Event primer - UFC 161

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Prelims (Facebook/YouTube)

Bantamweight - Yves "Tiger" Jabouin vs Dustin "The Disciple" Pague
  • Jabouin's Style - Kickboxing
  • Pague's Style - Striking, Grappling
  • Prediction - Pague by submission
  • Thoughts - Any time Pague uses a rear naked choke, it is a subtle shout out to Brutus Beefcake's sleeper hold, which is the most well-known iteration of The Disciple.

Lightweight - Mitch "Danger Zone" Clarke vs John "The One" Maguire
  • Clarke's Style -Striking
  • Maguire's Style - Gypsy Jiu-Jitsu
  • Prediction -Maguire by submission

Prelims (FX)

Bantamweight - Roland "Stunning" Delorme vs Edwin "El Feroz" Figueroa
  • Delorme's Style - Grappling
  • Figueroa's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Delorme by submission

Welterweight - Sean "The Punisher" Pierson vs Kenny Robertson
  • Pierson's Style - BJJ, striking
  • Robertson's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Robertson by submission (Weird kneebar)

Lightweight - Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout vs "The" James Krause
  • Stout's Style - Kickboxing
  • Krause's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Krause by decision
  • Thoughts - I don't know what I'm more shocked by, that Stout is still fighting, or that he's not fighting Spencer Fisher again.

Welterweight - Jake Shields vs Tyron "T-Wood" Woodley

Main Card (PPV)

Heavyweight - Pat "Hype or Die" Barry vs Shawn "The Savage" Jordan

Women's Bantamweight - Alexis "Ally-Gator" Davis vs Rosi "The Surgeon" Sexton

Light Heavyweight - Ryan "Big Deal" Jimmo vs Igor "The Duke" Pokrajac
  • Jimmo's Style - Striking
  • Pokrajac's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Prediction - Jimmo by decision

Heavyweight - Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs Stipe Miocic
  • Nelson's Style - Boxing, BJJ
  • Miocic's Style - Wrestling, striking, baseball
  • Prediction - Nelson by KO

Light Heavyweight - Dan "Hendo" Henderson vs "Suga" Rashad Evans
  • Henderson's Style - Big Right Hand, wrestling
  • Alternate Henderson Nicknames - "Decision" Dan Henderson, "Dangerous" Dan Henderson, Dan "Hollywood" Henderson, Dan "Big Right Ha"-nderson
  • Evans's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Prediction - Henderson by KO
  • Thoughts -Reminder that if you don't like Dan Henderson, you don't like America.