Thursday, December 26, 2013

Event primer - UFC 168

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Prelims (Facebook, YouTube)

Featherweight - Robbie "Problems" Peralta vs Estevan "El Terible" Payan
  • Peralta's Style - Striking
  • Payan's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Payan by KO

Welterweight - William "Patolino" Macario vs Bobby "Vicious" Voelker
  • Macario's Style - Striking
  • Voelker's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Voelker by TKO
  • Thoughts - Macario has a bit of a Doug Yuma thing going on, which usually never works out in MMA.

Prelims (Fox Sports 1)

Welterweight - John "Doomsday" Howard vs. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada
  • Howard's Style - Muay Thai
  • Bahaduzada's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Bahadurzada by TKO

Featherweight - Dennis "The Menace" Siver vs Manvel "The Anvil" Gamburyan
  • Siver's Style - Kickboxing
  • Gamburyan's Style - Judo
  • Prediction - Siver by TKO

Lightweight - Gleison Tibau vs Michael "The Menace" Johnson
  • Tibau's Style - Wrestling, cutting weight
  • Johnson's Style - Wrestling, sprinting
  • Prediction - Tibau by decision
  • Thoughts - Glacier Tebow will weigh 500 pounds on fight day. Also, Johnson is probably the only non-Dennis to have the nickname "The Menace"

Middleweight - Chris "The Crippler" Leben vs Uriah "Prime Time" Hall
  • Leben's Style - Boxing, Zombie boxing, smashing cats
  • Hall's Style - Kickboxing, malapropisms
  • Prediction - Hall by TKO

Main Card (PPV)

Featherweight - Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier vs Diego "DB" Brandao
  • Poirier's Style - Grappling
  • Brandao's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Poirier by decision

Lightweight - Jim Miller vs Fabricios "Morango" Camoes
  • Miller's Style - Grappling
  • Camoes' Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Miller by decision

Heavyweight - Josh "The Warmaster" Barnett vs Travis "Hapa" Browne
  • Barnett's Style - Catch wrestling, anime, tabletop role playing games
  • Browne's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Barnett by submission
  • Thoughts - I think Browne might be too big, but I really want to see Barnett break out the Torture Rack.

Women's Bantamweight - "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey vs Miesha "Cupcake" Tate
  • Rousey's Style - Judo
  • Tate's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Rousey by submission
  • Thoughts - I would not be surprised if Ronda goes full Toquinho and keeps cranking the armbar until she has actually removed the limb from Tate's body.

Middleweight - Chris "The All-American" Weidman vs Anderson "The Spider" Silva
  • Weidman's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Silva's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Weidman by KO
  • Thoughts - Last time, I said anyone that picked Weidman to win was pretty dumb. This is why I will never be a respected blogger.