Monday, August 26, 2013

Event Primer - UFC Fight Night 27

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Preliminary Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Lightweight - "Relentless" Roger Bowling vs Abel "Killa" Trujillo
  • Bowling's Style - Kickboxing, wrestling
  • Trujillo's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Trujillo by KO

Welterweight - Zak Cummings vs Ben "Benny Blanco" Alloway
  • Cummings's Style - Grappling
  • Alloway's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Alloway by TKO
  • Thoughts - I will never not think that "Benny Blanco" is the name of a drug cartel member. Or a trap-rapper.

Welterweight - James Head vs Jason "The Kansas City Bandit" High
  • Head's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ
  • High's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Head by decision
  • Thoughts - Loser has to get a new set of initials. 
 
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)


Featherweight - Darren "The Damage" Elkins vs Hatsu "Iron Broom" Hioki
  • Elkins's Style - Wrestling
  • Hioki's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Elkins via decision
  • Thoughts - I like both these dudes, but Elkins is like a featherweight Fitch (From a few years ago, so non-terrible).

Welterweight - Justin "Fast Eddie" Edwards vs Brandon "Rukus" Thatch
  • Edwards's Style - Sanshou, BJJ
  • Thatch's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Prediction - Edwards by submission

Middleweight - Dylan "The Villain" Andrews vs Papy "Makambo" Abedi
  • Andrews's Style - Boxing, wrestling
  • Abedi's Style - Judo, BJJ
  • Prediction - Andrews by decision

Bantamweight - Takeya Mizugaki vs Erik "Goyito" Perez
  • Mizugaki's Style - Grappling
  • Perez's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Mizugaki by decision
  • Thoughts - Another fight betwixt two fellows I really like, but I want to see Mizugaki keep winning and crying. 
 
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)


Middleweight - Brad Tavares vs Robert "Bubba" McDaniel
  • Tavares's Style - Striking
  • McDaniel's Style - Submission wrestling
  • Prediction - Tavares by KO
  • Thoughts - Nobody likes you, Bubba. Go eat a whole barrel of worms.

Welterweight - Court "Crusher" McGee vs Robert Whitaker
  • McGee's Style - Boxing, BJJ, returning from death
  • Whitaker's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - McGee by decision

Welterweight - Kelvin Gastelum vs Brian Melancon
  • Gastelum's Style - Wrestling
  • Melancon's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Gastelum by TKO

Lightweight - Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs Rafael Dos Anjos
  • Cerrone's Style - Kickboxing, BJJ, GETTING SOME
  • Dos Anjos's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Cerrone by TKO

Welterweight - Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit vs Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann
  • Condit's Style - Striking, BJJ, spinning shit
  • Kampann's Style - Kickboxing, BJJ
  • Prediction - Kampmann by submission
  • Thoughts - This fight is going to be at least twelve different kinds of rad.