Thursday, August 29, 2013

Event primer - UFC 164

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Prelim Card (Facebook/YouTube)


Middleweight - Jared "The Messenger" Hamman vs Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad
  • Hamman's Style - Striking
  • Cedenblad's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Hamman by TKO

Lightweight - Ryan Couture vs Al Iaquinta
  • Couture's Style - BJJ
  • Iaquinta's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Prediction - Iaquinta by KO
  • Thoughts - I still don't care for Randy's dumb wiener kid.

Heavyweight - Soa "The Hulk" Palelei vs Nikita "Al Capone" Krylov

Prelim Card (Fox Sports 1)


Bantamweight - Chico "The King" Camus vs Kyung Ho "Mr. Perfect" Kang
  • Camus's Style - Kickboxing
  • Kang's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Camus by TKO

Welterweight - Pascal "Panzer" Krauss vs Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim
  • Krauss's Style - Grappling
  • Lim's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Krauss by decision

Flyweight - Louis "Goodnight" Gaudinot vs Tim Elliott
  • Gaudinot's Style - BJJ, kickboxing
  • Elliott's Style - Muay thai, wrestling
  • Prediction - Elliott by decision

Lightweight - Jamie Varner vs Gleison Tibau
  • Varner's Style - Wrestling, excuses
  • Tibau's Style - Grappling, cutting weight
  • Prediction - Tibau by decision

Main Card (PPV)


Featherweight - Erik "New Breed" Koch vs Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
  • Koch's Style - Kickboxing
  • Poirier's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Koch by KO
  • Thoughts - Does Poirier have a new contract that says he can only fight similar-looking bald headed white guys? Also, this fight should be really fun.

Heayvweight - "Big" Ben Rothwell vs Brandon "The Truth" Vera
  • Rothwell's Style - Kickboxing
  • Vera's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Rothwell by KO

Featherweight - Chad "Money" Mendes vs Clay "The Carpenter" Guida
  • Mendes's Style - Wrestling, Brozilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Guida's Style - Wrestling, hopping
  • Prediction - Mendes by TKO
  • Thoughts - Post-fight, Mendes should Dougie.

Heavyweight - Frank Mir vs Josh "The Warmaster" Barnett
  • Mir's Style - BJJ, SMUG MUG
  • Barnett's Style - Catch wrestling
  • Prediction - Barnett by submission
  • Thoughts - I hope this fight is a fun grapple-fest and not a tedious kickboxing match.

Lightweight - Benson "Smooth" Henderson vs Anthony "Showtime" Pettis