Saturday, November 30, 2013

Event primer - TUF 18 Finale

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Prelims (Facebook/YouTube)

Flyweight - Josh "the Gremlin" Sampo vs Ryan "Baby Face" Benoit
  • Sampo's Style - Grappling
  • Benoit's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Sampo by decision

Prelims (Fox Sports 1)

Welterweight - Sean "Black Magic" Spencer vs Drew Dober
  • Spencer's Style - Freestyle
  • Dober's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Spencer by decision

Heavyweight - Jared "the Big Show" Rosholt vs Walt Harris
  • Rosholt's Style - Wrestling
  • Harris' Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Rosholt by KO

Featherweight - Rani Yahya vs Tom "Stoneface" Niinimaki
  • Yahya's Style - BJJ
  • Niinimaki's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Yahya by submission

Featherweight - Akira Corassani vs Maximo "Maxi" Blanco
  • Corassani's Style - BJJ, Tae Kwon Do
  • Blanco's Style - Wrestling, striking
  • Prediction -Blanco by KO

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)

Women's Bantamweight - Roxanne "the Happy Warrior" Modafferi vs Raquel "Rocky" Pennington
  • Modafferi's Style - BJJ
  • Pennington's Style - Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Pennington by TKO
  • Thoughts - I really want Roxanne to win, but I just don't see it happening, and that's going to make me sad since she's the best.

Women's Bantamweight - Peggy "Daywalker" Morgan vs Jessamyn "the Gun" Duke
  • Morgan's Style - Giraffe
  • Duke's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Duke by submission
  • Thoughts - This is going to be like the small, women's equivalent of Schilt versus Struve (Or maybe Sylvia versus McGee?)

Bantamweight - Chris Holdsworth vs David Grant
  • Holdsworth's Style -BJJ
  • Grant's Style -Striking
  • Prediction - Holdsworth by submission

Women's Bantamweight - Juliana "the Venezuelan Vixen" Pena vs Jessica "the Ragin" Rakoczy
  • Pena's Style - Grappling
  • Rakoczy's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Rakoczy by TKO

Lightweight - Nate Diaz vs Gray "The Bully" Maynard
  • Diaz's Style - Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (WHAT?!), Stockton Slap, Mean Mug
  • Maynard's Style - Wrestling, bullying
  • Prediction - Maynard by decision